There's nothing more romantic than getting married on Valentine's Day, except for maybe tying the knot in front of visiting loved ones on Christmas Day! This is what sources are now saying as rumors begin to swirl that actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie exchanged wedding bands on that fateful day in December.
It took quite some time (and many kids) for Pitt to slip a ring on Jolie's finger, but they recently confirmed their engagement a few months ago when the actress began stepping out with a large bauble. Now, people close to the couple are claiming that they two said "I do" on Christmas Day in complete secrecy.
"I will admit we have had some pressure from our kids," Pitt recently told Extra. "We didn’t realize how much it means to them, and in getting engaged, we didn't realize how much it means to ourselves."
Both of the stars' representatives have been unavailable, but it wouldn't be surprising if the news was confirmed!
If you intend on getting down on one knee in the near future, consider an antique engagement ring for your wife-to-be. These timeless baubles can put a smile on any woman's face.
While you might think that antique engagement rings are something better left for royalty, more Hollywood A-listers are proving that they have lifestyles worthy of flaunting these baubles as well.
One woman who may soon be stepping out with a stunning ring on her finger is actress Kate Winslet. The star has married twice before to no avail – now, sources are confirming that she's taken a third man to be her husband, Ned Rocknroll.
The news has come as a shock to most people who had no idea that the actress was even engaged. Winslet reportedly avoided telling her own family about the small wedding until after the vows were exchanged. But is she now wearing a timeless engagement ring and wedding band on her finger?
Photos have yet to reveal the baubles, but one has to assume that they're just as beautiful as they are valuable. Rocknroll is the 34-year-old nephew of Richard Branson, the Virgin Group's billionaire founder. Time will tell whether this marriage will be Winslet's last and a happy ending, but how can she go wrong with a man who has more than enough to take care of her?
When news broke that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had proposed to ESPN reporter Samantha Steele, many wondered how the couple would fare. After all, an antique engagement ring can't magically eliminate the controversy surrounding an athlete dating another person in the industry!
However, the two proved that their love is for real recently when they surprised everyone again with a quiet wedding ceremony that was kept a relative secret. Ponder and Steele married in Hudson, Wisconsin, with a limited amount of guests around them to commemorate their relationship.
"We were trying to limit the attention on us [by wedding in Wisconsin]," Ponder told CBS News. "I know that probably the state of Minnesota isn't happy about it, but we are going to have a big ceremony sometime in the offseason and will be able to enjoy it. Hopefully, some people from Minnesota will be able to be down there."
The wedding bands the couple exchanged were likely just as beautiful as the engagement ring Steele now wears, and there's no doubt that it was symbolic of their love! Perhaps now the controversy will die down for the happy newlyweds.
You might already have a wedding band on your finger, but for people who have been waiting for a special day to say "I do," December 12, 2012 was the fateful moment. This date -12-12-12 – had couples around the world flocking to the altar to make their relationships official.
At the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, general manager Brian Mills told CNN.com that approximately 100 couples had registered to tie the knot on that specific Wednesday that was anything but ordinary for the superstitious.
"Besides a traditional wedding, the most popular is Elvis in a pink Caddy, where Elvis drives the couple down the aisle in a pink Cadillac," Mills told the news source.
The chapel's official website notes that 1 is symbolic of "new beginnings" while 2 is representative of balance – something that every couple strives for, which may be why December 12, 2012 was so popular for weddings.
Those who still want their wedding to be just as wonderful as the couples who were able to tie the knot on this date might want to pop the question with a vintage engagement ring. No woman can deny this timeless style.
When women finally get the antique engagement ring they desire from the man of their dreams, they likely can't wait to start planning their wedding. However, actress Keira Knightley is one who doesn't fall into this category of brides – she says planning can be hectic, according to Us Magazine.
Recently, the star got engaged to rocker James Righton of the Klaxons, but she has since revealed on the Ellen Degeneres show that she's far from being prepared to walk down the aisle.
"They keep talking about things like bridal tea parties," Knightley said on the show, according to E! News. "I mean, what is a bridal tea party? I've never had a tea party in my life. So the idea that you should suddenly have a tea party because you're getting married suddenly just really confused me. So the whole thing is kind of quite confusing, I think."
Chances are, Knightley hasn't even looked into eternity bands to share with her loved one yet. However, there's still plenty of time before she says "I do." Antique and vintage styles might be the way to go when she begins searching for one with Righton – they're chic as well as timeless.
Although there was no news of a flashy antique engagement ring or over-the-top wedding plans when the couple first got engaged, it seems that Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell can't get out of the headlines now that they've tied the knot.
Recently, the two stars said "I do" after a long relationship dating back to 2005, according to some sources. People Magazine reports that the couple has been engaged since January, and the ceremony was closely guarded – perhaps it was meant to be kept a secret.
"The bride wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera," Wood's representative told the news source. "It was a small ceremony with close family and friends."
Wood has been tied to Marilyn Manson in the past, and she was briefly engaged to the rock star in 2010. However, it seems that it simply wasn't meant to be now that she has said the magic words to Bell in a beautiful ceremony full of love.
Are there eternity bands coming in the future for these two? They might want to consider them as anniversary gifts to further cement their relationship.
When it comes to tying the knot, more celebs are looking for eternity bands to show their unwavering love for one another. One couple who might be flaunting them for cameras in the near future is Alfonso Ribeiro and Angela Unkrich.
If the name sounds familiar, it might be because Ribeiro was a big star in the '90s when he played the role of Carlton Banks on the hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribeiro has been married once before and has a young daughter. Now, it seems that he's found true love with his longtime girlfriend, Angela Unkrich.
USA Today reports that the couple had almost 200 guests attend the wedding, including former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone. Ribeiro and Unkrich also shared their love for each other with their fans on Twitter, which broke the story and showcased their wonderful relationship.
If you intend on getting down on one knee in the near future, you might want to consider giving your blushing bride a vintage engagement ring. This timeless style continues to grow in popularity around Hollywood, and it's a design that any woman will love.
When singer Miley Cyrus "unintentionally" posted a photo of her engagement ring from actor Liam Hemsworth on Twitter, it was clear that it was no gaudy cocktail ring – the bauble shined on her ring finger as she attempted to showcase her new manicure, according to PopSugar.com.
Although the couple has been going strong since they both got together on the set of The Last Song, rumors are flying that their relationship may be in trouble. The Christian Post reports that Cyrus has recently been posting updates on Twitter that hint that things may not be so peachy as she plans to walk down the aisle.
In one update, Cyrus said she simply has "a lot" on her mind, which fueled the rumors that the two of them are considering breaking off the engagement. However, there has been no confirmation from either Cyrus or Hemsworth on the matter.
Assuming the couple proceeds with their marriage plans, perhaps Hemsworth should present his new wife with an eternity band to further prove his love to the world. A gorgeous, timeless piece of jewelry can be just the thing to quell Hollywood rumors.
If you've ever fantasized about owning a famous starlet's diamond engagement ring, you may have a chance to pick one up – for somewhere between $300,000 to $500,000.
According to JCK magazine, Marilyn Monroe's diamond wedding ring, which was given to her by baseball legend Joe DiMaggio in 1954, is up for auction on December 15 through 17 as part of Profiles in History's "Icons of Hollywood" auction. The auction also features the last pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz movie.
The vintage wedding band is made out of platinum, with 35 baguette-cut diamonds embedded in the setting. One diamond is missing, but that shouldn't stop those who are considering making the purchase, as it can be replaced easily. Fine jewelry retailers are accustomed to providing this type of replacement service to their customers.
If Monroe's vintage ring isn't exactly in your budget, there are plenty of other options available that would make a great wedding band. Vintage styles are always "en vogue" and provide brides-to-be with a variety of affordable choices that will sparkle on their fingers.
You've probably heard plenty of stories about people losing their diamond engagement rings or wedding bands, and it could happen to you or your man if you're not careful. Fortunately there are ways of keeping your rings safe when you're not wearing them.
1. Never put your ring in a pocket. Guys are especially prone to doing this, and their pockets are typically much less secure than those on pants made for women. If the pocket isn't very deep or the pants are loose-fitting, storing a vintage ring in there is a recipe for disaster. If you or your man must take the ring off, put it in a plastic bag or a pocket in your purse that will shut.
2. Get a wedding band or engagement ring that fits your finger snugly. You don't want to have to whip out a tub of butter to take your ring off, but it shouldn't be sliding around on your finger. If it's too big, you or your man may find yourself playing with it, which could lead to the ring being dropped.
3. Keep your vintage wedding rings in safe spots when you're not wearing them. This could include the box it came in, your jewelry box or even just a spot where you know you'll remember it.
As long as you keep it on your finger, you shouldn't have problems, but if you or your guy take off your wedding bands, be sure you know where you can find them!