Timeline of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's romance

By Elizabeth Learned,

After almost nine years of dating and months of speculation, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have tied the knot.

The couple has been together since 2005, after meeting on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Along with their adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, they are also parents to daughter, Shiloh, and twins, Knox and Vivienne.

The couple has made plenty of headlines, especially with the media’s delight in bringing up the break-up between Pitt and Jennifer Aniston after Jolie came into the picture. However, despite the tabloids, the couple has stood strong, raising their six children, and making headlines everywhere they go.

Brad and Angelina, also known as Brangelina, are considered to be one of Hollywood’s top power couples. Now that they are married after a secret ceremony in France, here’s a look back at the relationship between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie from the very beginning.

July 29, 2000: Brad Pitt marries first wife, actress Jennifer Aniston.

March 10, 2002: Angelina adopts a boy named Maddox Chivan from Cambodia. He was born Aug. 5, 2001.

2004: Angelina and Brad meet on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

July 6, 2005: Angelina adopts a little girl from Ethiopia named Zahara. Her birthday is Jan. 8, 2005.

March 31, 2005: Brad gives Aniston their mansion a week after the actress filed for divorce.

December 3, 2005: Brad submitted paperwork to have Maddox and Zahara’s last names changed so he could adopt them.

January 11, 2006: Angelina’s pregnancy with her first child, Shiloh, is confirmed.

May 27, 2006: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt is born.

March 14, 2007: Angelina went to Vietnam in order to adopt her son, Pax, on March 15, making him her fourth child after Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh. His birthday is Nov. 29, 2003.

April 16, 2007: Angelina filed a request to officially have Pax’s last name changed to Jolie-Pitt, as she had done for Maddox and Zahara.

January 24, 2008: It is announced that Angelina is pregnant with twins.

February 21, 2008: Brad formally adopts Pax.

July 12, 2008: Twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt are born.

May 11, 2011: Angelina revealed her seventh coordinate tattoo is Brad’s birth place.

September 15, 2011: Brad spoke to Entertainment Weekly about meeting Angelina on the set of their movie.

April 14, 2012: Brad Pitt’s manager confirms the couple are engaged.

April 23, 2012: Angelina and her family spent time in the Galapagos Islands, where she also met with refugees during humanitarian work as a Special Envoy.

July 12, 2012: Vivienne and Knox celebrate fourth birthday.

February 18, 2013: The couple spent Valentine’s Day with their twins, Knox and Vivienne, at the Natural History Museum before having dinner together.

May 14, 2013: Angelina revealed she had a double mastectomy to decrease her chances of getting breast cancer. Brad called her actions 'heroic.'

June 4, 2013: Brad took Angelina to Paris for her 38th birthday.

May 7, 2014: Angelina speaks to Elle magazine about falling in love with Brad and having children.

July 18, 2014: Brad and Angelina will be starring in the film By The Sea, which Jolie is also directing.

July 19, 2014: Angelina and Brad were reported to be starring in a Cleopatra biopic, along with all six of their children.

August 23, 2014: Brad and Angelina married on Saturday, Aug. 23 in France.

image courtesy of Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com



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