Star Rings That Sparked Rumors
It looks like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may at last be ready to take the plunge. On April 11, Jolie was spotted at an L.A. museum wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. Jeweler Robert Procop, who worked with the actress on her Style of Jolie line, confirms that he collaborated with Pitt on the design. "He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect," Procop says of the sparkler, which features side diamonds specially cut to encircle Jolie's finger. So is the couple finally giving in to pressure from their children to get married? You bet! "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," Pitt's manager tells PEOPLE. "There's no date set at this time."
The big rock Miley Cyrus wore on March 22 when showing off a new manicure on Twitter certainly looked like it could have been an engagement ring from boyfriend of three years Liam Hemsworth. But the 19-year-old set things straight after Internet rumors started gaining steam: "I'm not engaged. I've worn this same ring on this finger since November! People just wanna find something to (talk) about! It's a topaz people!"
When Whitney Houston's little girl wore what appeared to be a huge princess-cut diamond on her ring finger, just weeks after her mom's funeral, many speculated that the 19-year-old had pledged to tie the knot with her adopted brother Nick Gordon, 22, with whom she's been seen getting cozy. Not so, said a source: She's just wearing her mom's ring.
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Evan Rachel Wood mystified fans when she Tweeted, "A picture says a thousand words doesn't it?" about a photo taken in January of her wearing a sparkler on her ring finger with boyfriend Jamie Bell, whom she's dated on and off since 2005. By March, Wood, 24, finally cleared things up, saying that it was an aunt's ring she's been wearing since she was 14.
Third time's hopefully the charm for Halle Berry, 45, who fueled engagement rumors by stepping out in January wearing a 4-carat emerald-and-diamond ring. Two months later, Olivier Martinez, her French beau of over a year, confirmed that the unique Robert Mazlo-designed sparkler was indeed an engagement ring.
Was Natalie Portman, 30, slyly revealing a big secret when she was photographed at the 2012 Oscars wearing what appeared to be a diamond wedding band? While the Oscar winner remains mum, her engagement ring jeweler Jamie Wolf confirmed Portman and beau Benjamin Millepied, who likewise showed off a band on his ring finger, were wearing "wedding rings" she had designed.
Millions of tween hearts were on the verge of breaking when Justin Bieber's girlfriend of a year, Selena Gomez, was snapped with a diamond-encrusted ring in the shape of the letter "J" in February. To bring order to the Belieber universe, Gomez, 19, explained that the ring is simply a "friendship ring."
Keough, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Elvis Presley, got the Internet buzzing when she stepped out on March 12 with her Magic Mike costar and boyfriend of six months Alex Pettyfer, 21, wearing an emerald-and-diamond-looking sparkler.
The ultra-private Biel and her A-list beau had been through so many ups and downs over the course of their five-year relationship that when reports surfaced in January that they'd gotten engaged over the holidays, there was reason to be skeptical. But Biel, 29, put doubts to rest when she finally showed off her vintage-looking rock on March 8.