ITW: Angelina Jolie hates her engagement ring, didn’t wear it during a UNHCR trip

*Note: Angelina is not wearing her engagement ring in this photo, taken in Ecuador on April 22nd.

In Touch Weekly has a story that is called, no joke, “Angelina Hates The Ring: Newly engaged Angelina Jolie thinks Brad Pitt doesn’t ‘get’ her.” Obviously. I’m including some photos of Angelina in the field during her April 22nd UNHCR trip to Ecuador – while she was in the field, meeting refugees, she was not wearing her ring. In Touch notes that she also wasn’t wearing her ring for the official meeting she had with Ecuador’s foreign minister. So what does it mean if Angelina doesn’t want to wear her $500,000 rock while she’s tending to her UNCHR duties? It means she hates Brad, of course.

It’s only been a few weeks since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their engagement. But as she met with the foreign minister of Ecuador on April 22, the ring finger on her left hand was noticeably bare. While some claim she thought the $500,000 sparkler wasn’t appropriate for a serious meeting, everyone knows that engagement rings are meant to be worn always. So why did Angelina really ditch the ring that Brad helped design himself?

“She isn’t fond of it,” a friend confides. “Nothing against Brad’s design. She’s just never been enamored of white diamonds.”

Indeed, the friend says Angelina had been hoping for a less traditional stone.

“Emeralds are her favorite.” And she’s been complaining that Brad’s choice of the 10-carat diamond, rather than an emerald, “shows how little he knows her.” Of course, her hissy fit over the ring shows a lot about her, as well.

“She’s so demanding,” an insider says. “She’s acting like a bridezilla.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

I like emeralds too, but I don’t think I would like an emerald engagement ring. But I’m a traditionalist like that… for the most part. If a dude was hellbent on NOT giving me a white diamond for an engagement ring, I would also accept a sapphire – just because those are MY favorite gemstones. I just feel like sapphires, emeralds, rubies and the like are better suited for anniversary presents or Christmas presents or birthday presents rather than an engagement ring. Once again, just me.

As for Angelina not wearing her ring while she was in Ecuador – I get it. She didn’t want to wear her huge diamonds while she was in the field, working with poor refugees. She really only wears big, blinged-out pieces when she’s on the red carpet anyway, so I think of her normal, everyday style as pretty bling-less generally. So while I think Angelina probably loves her ring and plans to wear it most of the time, I hope Brad isn’t expecting her to wear it every day, no matter where she is or what she’s doing. Because that won’t happen.

Photos courtesy of UNHCR/WENN.

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  1. Lol says:

    Classy move imo, its not the time to be flashing your diamonds. Its respectful and buisness like to go with out it in the enviroment she was in.

  2. kristin says:

    Emeralds are actually fairly soft stones and aren’t recommended as stoned for engagement rings…

  3. DeltaJuliet says:

    How much of an a-hole would you have to be to wear some giant diamond ring while you’re out walking in the jungle, talking to poor people. I mean, come on.

  4. jc126 says:

    Lol! “Shows how little he knows her”? Yes, after 7 years and 6 kids, I’m sure he has very little insight into her likes and dislikes. @@
    I agree she probably just doesn’t wear jewelry in a setting like that, and I think and hope that they designed the ring together. He proposed at Christmastime, and we saw the ring recently; I’m sure they collaborated.

  5. Linda says:

    So, no more breaking up stories or Angie kicked Brad out because he was secretly meeting Jen. So, it’s the ring story now. What’s next? Angie is not happy with her wedding dress or she’s turning into a bridezilla.

  6. spinner says:

    LOL!! I always wear my diamonds when in the jungle hobnobbing with the locals. Doesn’t everyone?

  7. Linda says:

    I’m sure Angie is not like one of those woman who cares about the price, the size of the diamond or the look. She’s not like Kim K. or one of those materialistic women. Her 1st & 2nd wedding were casual. Do you really think she cares about the color of the diamond.

  8. Lem says:

    I’d not wear a 50¢ ring on a refugee mission.

  9. francesca says:

    It would be so gross to show up to something like this with that giant ring on her finger.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Exactly-she would be helping people who are dirt poor while flaunting her wealth-tacky.
      My architect ex-hubby gave me a huge engagement ring which he designed-the diamond was a 1-1/2 karat (from my mom) with two 1-karat sized tanzanites on either side. I was a pharmacist in a city hospital with lots of indigent patients, and I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it to work. Turns out tanzanites also fracture easily-so when I got the much simpler wedding ring, I just wore that most of the time.
      As passionate as Brad was in creating the ring, and as lovely a gesture the gift was, it’s not practical for any of Angelina’s UNHCR field work. Let’s hope he takes the hint and picks a simple wedding ring. Then she can add the rock for special occasions.
      IMPORTANT ASIDE!!!-NEVER leave your jewelry in your bedroom-even your clothes dresser-hide it in a coffee can in your kitchen, or some equally bizarre place. The fate of my engagement ring-stolen from my jewelry box on top of my dresser. At least the insurance paid for a trip to Britain…so it goes.

  10. Toot says:

    Typical ITW. They will try anything to put Angelina in a bad light.

    There are some other pics from Angelina’s trip to visit the refugees and Brad was there too. He just wasn’t in the UNHCR pics.

  11. LAK says:

    wait…..Brad isn’t running out of the room crying. This story is FALSE!

  12. janie says:

    I love how it’s always a “friend” talking to the tabloids. Bull. shit.

  13. G says:

    What a stupid story. She’s not Kim Kardashian after all? Or are we afraid that the coffee growers in Equador will dish behind her back on the state of her relationship?

    Most people with a ring like that keep it in a safe and wear a replica anyway for security reasons.

  14. MollyB says:

    I personally love non-traditional rings. Mine was a pearl and I adored it. Unfortunately, they’re too soft to wear everyday, so I only wear my wedding band. I also kind of hate the huge stacked engagement ring/ wedding ring/ whatever ring that some women pile on.

    I like Brangelina but I thought that ring was fug.

  15. smartcookie says:

    poor Angie. she looks like a completely deflated version of herself. slow your roll woman. no more kids, eat your carbs, stay put for a little while and get your sleep!

  16. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    I agree with the other posters. It was a classy move not to wear it plus she’s out wilderness. I don’t wear any jewelry when I’m hiking or doing anything active. I don’t even wear rings at work cause they get in the way.

  17. Abigail says:

    I have a very large diamond on my engagement ring, and I must admit that I adore it. (Shallow as it may be.) However, I never wear it to business meetings, especially when interacting with new clients. It’s inappropriate and distracting and therefore unprofessional. I don’t work in a flashy industry such as entertainment, and although I work with a number of wealthy women, none of them wear large or expensive jewelry in their daily work life. So I doubt “everyone” knows that engagement rings are meant to be worn at all times, as ITW suggests. What absolute rubbish.

  18. Candyland says:

    Not really the place to wear a big piece of jewlery that could get caught in jungle plants. Plus not nice to flash in poor peoples faces.

    She don’t look well in the photos. She needs to take better care of herself.

  19. Dee Cee says:

    You don’t go smug posh and rich to aide people troubled by poor governments and suffering poverty.. In fact she’s not female either.. just working.

  20. shaboo says:

    She’s not an idiot, of course she wouldn’t wear a huge ring out into the field. I’ve been into relocation camps and I would have been ashamed to be seen with anything flashy like that.

    She’s still pretty but it makes me sad to see her noodle arms. She used to be so amazing.

  21. cherie says:

    Diamond engagement rings are relatively new (20th century), and completely based upon marketing. Some ad men in the 1930s decided they wanted women to go crazy over diamonds, so they convinced us all that diamonds are the only “legitimate” ring with which to be proposed to. That mentality hasn’t even been around for 100 years!

    Personally I see marriage as the completely paternalistic setup it was in the “old days” – it boggles my mind that modern women will be “given away” from father to husband, or put up with being called “Man and wife.” Virginal wedding dresses…ugh, F that.

    As you can see, I really admire nontraditional weddings/relationships… ^_^

    • Red Granny says:

      I think it was “Diamonds are forever” or something like that, which implicated that the love would also last for an eternity.

    • Mae East says:

      ^ THIS. There is nothing inherently more “legitimate” about a diamond ring. The notion that a woman should have a diamond ring that reflects her worth is the result of a very successful marketing campaign. It’s so incredibly arbitrary.

      Love the previous poster who observed that she doesn’t love her husband any less when she’s not wearing her ring.

  22. lisa says:

    There is video of them when they were leaving the next morning and she has the ring on.. Seriously the rags are reaching and shows their desperation.


    Plus Brad was there with her. so he didn’t care..

  23. Turd Fergussen says:

    The upside of my being fat? I don’t have creepy arm veins like she does. *shudder*

  24. Leah says:

    Poor Angie. Personally, I wouldn’t be into a massive diamond ring. I love emeralds and sapphires too. All I would want is for it to be beautiful. And that ring is not pleasing on the eyes. I feel quite sorry for her and KMiddi. They got the boys but not the rings. Sad times!

    Now, if I had to pick between the two rings I would go for Kate’s / Diana’s – it’s a beautiful ring but my issue with it being that it can clash with so many outfits and I am not a blue girl at all.

  25. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    Why are they even pretending this is anything close to a legitimate news story? I don’t keep up with her comings and goings, but even I have noticed that she always dresses conservatively and practically when “in the field.” Why would anybody wear expensive jewelry that would be offensive or promote distrust? And who wouldn’t be tempted to cut her finger off to get it in the impoverished places she visits?

    • lower-case deb says:

      yep :) and this is what baffles me the most. that the writer and/or the editor view their demographic gullible enough to buy into this?

      reading the comments on this post thus far, it seems that the tab article came across as unhinged, or out of touch.

      scary that they seem to be using an auto-article generator, press “randomize” and publish it.

      scarier still to imagine that there might be people who genuinely think that huge unwieldy jewelries of any kind are appropriate jungle-wear/outbound-wear (i’m not even talking about charity-wear).

      i just can’t.

  26. lizbet says:

    If she had worn it, she would have been painted as an insensitive rich person with no insight into the local culture. I feel bad for celebrities, sometimes. There really is no winning.

  27. Jenna says:

    Whoa, she’s got some serious veins in those arms of her! o_O

  28. Toot says:

    Being skinny doesn’t get you the veins like Angelina. I’m skinny and my veins are barely seen. I wish I had good veins like her.

  29. Janet says:

    Coming from In Touch, this is about par for the course. Every story they print about Brad and Angie is one massive lie.

    Howsumever — looks like there is a major shake-up going on at In Touch, so maybe we can expect some more responsible reporting after the dust settles. One can hope, anyway.

  30. lisa says:

    She has always had veins like this.. I guess people only started to notice in recent years.

  31. lunabell says:

    This kind of reminds me of when Madonna got heat for visiting impoverished schools in Malawi while wearing an expensive Chanel tracksuit.

    It was an appropriate decision not to wear her giant ring so I don’t get how they’re trying to sell this as a story?

  32. LoL says:

    Poor thing looks so sick. Brad really sucked the life right out of the woman. It’s funny how healthy and happy he looks compared to her. She looks gaunt and depressed.

  33. Faye says:

    I normally don’t care about clearly made up stories about celebs that are negative, but this one is a little much. She’s out in the field doing humanitarian work…I think first and foremost, let’s give her props for that. Good for her giving her time to these people. Taking it out of context and making it negative is pretty insulting.

    Also, I’m going out to do an archaeological excavation this summer and I’m leaving my engagement ring tucked away at home. Not because I hate it or that I think my fiance doesn’t “get” me and this is an excuse to get out of wearing it, but because I’m going to be waist deep in vegetation, tarantulas, mud, scorpions, etc working with my hands and I don’t want to risk leaving it in the cabin I’ll be staying in while I’m working. And it’s not worth nearly as much (monetarily, that is) as Angie’s ring.

    Stupid, rude story.

  34. Faye says:

    Are you crazy? Why in the world would Angie go into the field wearing a $1 million ring?

  35. Kkkaren says:

    Also. This is where being stick thin comes into its own. Nothing worse than seeing man-mountain UNHCR reps standing next to the average mal-nourished and thus tiny refugee. Like any of them ever take even $10 from their pockets to give out.

    • LAK says:

      you do realise that most of these countries value a ‘fat’ person. It’s the west that is obsessed with thinness.

      A fat person is seen as healthy, wealthy, and a success in life. Skinny people are viewed as unhealthy, sick and failures in life who most likely are unable to help.

      Any man with a thin wife is viewed with pity, and she better fatten up pronto.

  36. Loulou says:

    For the same reason that it’s absurd to send Hollywood movie stars to ravaged zones, it would be absurd to bring along more bling. Does any of this actually translate in advances for the poor people they visit?

  37. Bohemia says:

    How much is this story BS? the ‘length of a King Python much’. Total non-story.

    Angie looks really nice and natural…

  38. lisa says:

    And of course the comments turn to appearance.. I saw video she looks natural and lovely.

    but hey another day another discussion on weight. She seems to be handling all of her business just fine.

  39. waq says:

    She’s become the opposite of what she used to be. Even though she’s matured, wanting to wear a big, expensive engagement ring doesn’t sound like her style. It’s hard to get on board with this version of Angelina that wears a million dollar engagement ring, lives in french chateaus, and carries a new purse worth thousands of dollars everytime we see her. She used to be cool.

    • lisa says:

      If you have seen her on the RC.. she has ALWAYS worn large jewels. She doesn’t in her personal life but yes on the RC.. she even said as much in an interview. That is why her relationship with Procop.. started.. she couldn’t find the types of jewelry she liked. LARGE AND CHUNKY.. Her Style of JOLIE is an huge example of what she likes. She always wears a large ring on the RC.. So that is her style.

      and so now she is not “cool” because while she can care about others she can enjoy the money that she earns.. just like other celebs. She has a family and that changes things. They don’t live quite as Large and flashy as most celebs. Nothing wrong with enjoying your money.. I am sure if anyone here came into a large sum of money they would be spending it.. and I wonder how they would react to other saying they weren’t

      “cool” anymore

      she likes a nice purse, coat.. her everyday fashion while not cheap is hardly what other female celebs wear. Yet never hear a peep about them and what they are blinging out in.. Just Angie and/or Brad..

      double standard at its best.

  40. the original bellaluna says:

    Maybe she didn’t want it stolen – DUH. And emeralds (my birthstone) are soft stones and not recommended for daily wear.

    Last I checked, most people wear their engagement rings all the time, with their wedding band.

  41. sarah says:

    Maybe she was trying to be sensitive.

  42. Lauren says:

    Sorry, i like AJ. She is left-handed, thinks with the right side of the brain. Unconventional, loving and intelligent. Otherworldly beauty, inherited from her mother. Loving mother of six wonder Brad left JA. I like JA, but she does not have the substance of AJ.

    • waq says:

      But what substance does Brad have? He was smoking pot in his 30′s and early 40′s and let’s be honest, he probably still does. He doesn’t have single thought of his own. He just copies whatever the women in his life does.

      • MW says:

        Well, he seems kind, loving and considerate, has a good sense of humor, seems to have a united front and think along the same lines as AJ, looks like an excellent, involved father, definitely not hard to look at, probably decent in bed, can support himself and his entire family, the pot doesn’t seems to be causing any problems, and no other apparent vices that cause upheaval in the family . . . I’d say that was a substantial start.

      • Freya says:

        She knows him and she loves him! Add to that what MW wrote.

      • waq says:

        “Well, he seems kind, loving and considerate”

        So was it kind of considerate of him to call his marriage dull? Is he so considerate and loving that whenever he starts a relationship with a women, she gets thinner? Was it kind of him to not defend the mother of this kids when she was taking the jabs for the demise of his marriage?

        “think along the same lines as AJ”

        Again, he copies the interests and traits of the women he his with. When he was with Gweynth, he stayed with her New York and adopted her lifestyle. With Jennifer, he was the California dude with the matching blonde highlights. He did nothing but smoke pot and hung out with the people Jennifer wanted to hang out with. Now because Angelina likes to travel the world, fly planes, and help people through her un work and charities, he’s copying her interests. Of course, he thinks along the lines of AJ. He thinks along the same line of whatever woman he is with.

        “definitely not hard to look at”
        That’s a matter of opinion. Personally, I don’t find guys that look like they have a difficult time grooming and showering on a regular basis to be attractive.

      • Kitten says:

        What’s wrong with smoking pot?

  43. faye says:

    Why would she wear a huge ass wedding ring there? That would be tacky as fuck!

  44. Izzy says:

    Yes, of course. Because I always traipse around the jungle and perform philanthropic work while dripping in jewels. Really?! If anyone anywhere believes this story, he or she should be sent to the corner with a dunce cap on…

  45. Newtsgal says:

    I don’t know about ya’ll but, even if I’m working in my own yard I take off my rings and it’s not even a tenth the size of her ring.
    And if I was going into a 3rd world country, where you can be killed for your food, I’ll be dammed if I’d wear a honkin bigass ring like the one she has!

  46. Ceeber says:

    “Everyone knows that engagement rings are meant to be worn always”? Is this for real? This has to be a joke. First of all – who would say something like “rings are meant to be worn ALWAYS!”?? Clearly not someone who has actually received an engagement ring. Off the top of my head, I can literally give you 25 situations where I would leave my engagement ring at home on top of my bureau – more if you gave me about 3 minutes to think about it.

    The entire premise of this article is really ridiculous. If there are ladies reading this that agree that “engagement rings are meant to be worn ALWAYS!” I just want to suggest 1) traveling abroad where engagement rings aren’t even a thing (seriously, the VAST majority of countries – including Ecuador – don’t even have the customary tradition of giving a woman a diamond ring in order to be engaged to marry) and 2) chilling out a bit. It’s a freaking piece of jewelry. A person’s commitment to his/her significant other is NOT tied up in a circular piece of metal or diamonds. I lost my wedding band (I was NOT wearing my engagement ring – the horror!) in the ocean about 3 months after I got married. I was upset for about 30 minutes, and then I realized “oh, I get to pick out a new band! Fun times!”. My husband was all like “ugh, damnit, now I have to go spend time in a jewelry store again”. And then we both got over it. I didn’t buy a new ring for almost 2 months and guess what…. our marriage survived! Shocking.

    I don’t know what it is, but something about this article has really set me off today. I think it’s just the blatant, unapologetic materialism that is ridiculously common nowadays in the U.S. I find it really disgusting sometimes, especially given how in debt most of the country is. And the fact that anyone would even question the fact that Angelina decided to leave her $500,000 ring at home while meeting REFUGEES!?!? What the hell is wrong with people?

    Seriously, I can’t take this anymore. TGIF MF’s.

    • Nat says:

      OMG, Ceeber! You lost your wedding band in the ocean? I feel for you! My husband and I both lost ours in a lake two years ago (long story). We were very shocked and upset for a few hours, but then took the view that we’d have rather lost the rings in the lake than have had our spouse drown in it. And at least our rings are still together, as are my husband and I. :) We still haven’t replaced the rings; other expenses always seem to get in the way.

  47. lisa says:

    And why in the world would Brad give her an emerald.. she has one from her mother that she wears quite often. Plus she wore an emerald from her Style of Jolie and earrings. She obviously doesn’t hate diamonds.. she wears them and she gave Brad a diamond pendent that he always wears.

    These people are not a new couple. Brad knows this woman like she knows him. He knows aspects of her that the world outside doesn’t have a clue about. She has said this as well. She had the ring on after the visit. How do the rags explain.

    and funny all these “friends” that know she hates the ring didn’t know about the ring in the first place, nor when or where they are going to marry.. Why are the friends not giving out that BIG MONEY INFORMATION..


  48. I took off my wedding ring when my son was born,because I didn’t want to poke him in the head.AND Jolie is BEAUTIFUL!!

  49. Kim says:

    Who would wear a $1,000 let alone $5000,000 ring to do relief work?!

    Every time she takes it off are we going to hear she doesnt like it or the engagement is off? oh brother!

  50. tuttle88 says:

    If she had worn it the story would have been “Angelina wears expensive ring in front of starving children, isn’t she a horrible person”.

  51. weezy says:

    I have a question–and full disclosure I like AJ–what’s the deal with the make up and professional photography? Is it normal during a field trip like this to hire make up and pro photogs? Maybe they’re using these stills for promo pieces? She looks great sans make up and these shots are actually well composed, so I figured they must be slicker for a reason?

  52. Rux says:

    From my personal experience, I went to Costa Rica with my husband for a month on a working/volunteer/vacation out of courtesy to the people we were helping and just in general to associate with locals, we did not wear our wedding bands (mine has wrap around diamonds), watches and I did not wear my diamond studs; it sends out the wrong message and we are so FAR from being ambassadors. I am impressed with Jolie for doing this but it is not something she has not done in the past. As you stated, she is blingless all other times accept Red Carpet. Are the tabloids really this dry on material that they have to pull this shit out?

  53. And for once we are all in agreement. What a BS story. How many other celebrities of her caliber do you see trudging around in the jungle, using their star-power to do some good. Okay Clooney, you get a pass. Seriously, and we have to endure a story about the size or quality of her engagement ring while she is more worried about whether or not her DEET will hold-off the Dengue-fever inducing mosquitoes. Seriously In Touch Weekly, stick to your coverage of celebutantes to line the shelves for This one is out of your league.

  54. Cait says:

    Emeralds are beautiful, yes, but aren’t recommended for ‘everyday’ pieces as they’re very soft and chip easily. Many shops in my hometown won’t even sell them to brides-to-be for that reason.

  55. iseepinkelefants says:

    Doesn’t tht show that he doesn’t get her? I mean I don’t get the bling vibe from her. If I had to pick a ring that would go with her style I would have thought she’d want something small, non-traditional (no solitaite diamonds, obvious and unusual gen) and understated. I mean the giant diamond is one thing, the smaller ones encircling the ring are just too much. It’s more Real Housewife than humanitarian. j/s I bet she would have been happy with a vintage ring with a small stone.

    • Original Lucy says:

      I’m pretty sure she would be happy with any ring Brad gave her. However, she has stated in the past that she prefers big, clunky jewelry, and that is what she usually wears on the red carpet. Personally, when I saw the ring, I thought, (not that I know her, but in having seen pictures of her wearing other jewelry) I bet angie loves that ring!

  56. Missy says:

    A few reasons to remind people why this woman is full of hourse s**t:
    A) SHE ALWAYS HAS A CAMERA AROUND WHEN SHE’S DOING CHARITY WORK!! I’ve never fallen for this when any celeb does this, if you have to make sure that you get photographed doing it, then it doesn’t really count.
    B) If the ring is soooo expensive and sooooo flashy that she just can’t wear it at her jungle photo shoot, I mean, ‘charity work’, then maybe she shouldnt have excepted it and asked for a more humble and less ostentatious ring that she could wear all the time.
    C) she goes and tours war and poverty stricken third world countries, but then hypocritically lives in French castles and English manor homes, luxury hotels and resorts.
    That’s all I can think of right now, besides being a TERRIBLE actress and Poe faced bag of bones..

    • sullivan says:

      Audrey Hepburn was photographed a lot while on her humanitarian missions. Hepburn was also quite thin. She also didn’t wear flashy jewelry on these missions.

    • Rhea says:

      Before jumping to a conclusion so fast, lets check your statements first:
      a ) Not all of her charities work involved in front of the camera apparently. You could check around. Mostly the one with UNHCR that being documented and put in the media. But I would say they hired her precisely for that purpose. Publicity for the cause.

      b ) Are you saying that you are blaming Angie for not refusing the ring that Brad designed especially for the mother of his children? You blame her for accepting the ring for the thoughts that Brad put his mind and efforts in it? What about Elizabeth Taylor with her stunning jewelries collection from her lovers? Why didn’t she trade them for a 99 cent bubbles so she could give more to her charity? What about Princess Diana? Kate Middleton? And many more?

      c ) You are right. She stays in a luxury hotels, manors, etc. But if you are calling her hypocrite, please call everybody who donates for a charity as a hypocrite too for not giving all what they own –up from the clothes until down to their shoes— for the poor and those who needs it. You could start with calling the rich like Princess Diana, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Jennifer Aniston ( How could she went enjoying herself vacationing in Mexico when the money can goes to her charity St. Jude? ), Katie Holmes, Matt Damon, George Clooney, etc down to the church lady at your neighborhood for going to a vacation with her family on holiday when all of that money can give more for a charity donation?

      I get it that you don’t like Jolie. You could even just say you don’t like her for no reason. No need the double standard.

      • Missy says:

        There is no double standard, those others don’t make it so much their ‘thing’ like she does. She traded in her knife collection, billy bob and her vials of blood, for UN ambassador, adopting children like collectible figurines and someone else’s husband. It’s all about public perception and you’ve fallen for it.
        Funny how you didn’t mention Sean Penn, probably because he does his charity work sans film crew, he lived in a caravan for years and was also married to a fellow respected actor but it wasn’t like the extravagance of the brangalina circus show. He has won a couple of oscars.
        So you can’t say,’ theyre movie stars, that’s just what they do and how it is’ cause that isn’t the case, and that isn’t how it should be. That’s how everyone knows its bs!!

      • blah says:

        Not a fan of Brange and their transparent PR boosting philanthropy Missy but I have to say Sean Penn is an infinitely worse offender than those two toolkits and is probably the biggest, most self important douchebag imaginable. He has brought photographers to document his charitable endeavours- during hurricane Katrina for one. And he is chummy with dictators like Hugo Chavez who head repressive regimes. The guy is such a showy blowhard loser he makes Kanye West look modest. Why is it always the talented ones? :(

      • Rhea says:

        @Missy : You could read Emma’s comments down bellow at #64, she explained it at best.

        @Mari : Sorry, never need to have it so I don’t have it handy for you. ;)

      • Rhea says:

        @Blah : at least blah is fair enough.

      • Missy says:

        Got a life? You seem to know a creepy amount of details about these stupid people, and that’s not something to be proud of. You should save your hero worship for people who actually deserve it

      • Rhea says:

        Do YOU got a life, Missy? Which part in my post that sound “hero worship”? My hero is my grandma who single handedly raised her 4 daughters. Jolie is not my hero but I give her credit for helping people who needs it. I don’t see any detail creepy amount that you have mentioned.

        I do not know their favorite color, food, birthday, heck I don’t know any private details about them. I do not wait in front of their house everyday. Not even wrote down any private things about them here. What I’m doing is simply paying attention before jumping the wagon of hating someone I do not know personally. The information of Jolie undocumented charity is there in the internet. Nowhere as heavy recorded as her UNHCR job, but it’s there. I have other celebrities that I do not have any interest or like, but I never hate them for I do not know those people in person.

        Now for you to hate someone you do not know personally with passionately, THAT IS CREEPY and borderline obsessive.

  57. Anon says:

    I thought I saw a video of Brad getting in a truck with UN on the side with Angelina. Perhaps he is out of camera range or only went so far. Pitt and Jolie probably discuss everything and laugh at all the BS that gets spun by certain tabs and a particular publicist.

  58. CHRISTIAN_GIRL says:

    Can’t wait to see what she promised the woman she has kept up with for 10 years.

    The help she will receive will be greatly appreciated ring or no ring. Veiny or not veiny. Skinny or not skinny.

    The UNHCR photographers do a fantastic job capturing Angie for those who love her and those who hate her can both have something to talk about. No doubt some will even donate. While others will only criticize.

    She wore HER ring going and coming, but NOT during. Good call, all while Brad was present and also taking photos in support.

    Forgot to add for those trying to push thet Brad takes on the personality of the women he’s with, well he FINALLY got the right one to emulate. What a great task he is taking on trying to help better our society along with Angie. If he now see’s people in need and wants to help, that’s far better than all the complaints I hear spewing forth. Two Angie types has got to be better for all those suffering. Hopefully they will raise 6 more and counting.

    • waq says:

      Glad you can admit he is basically copying her way of living because he doesn’t have a clue about who he is as an individual. God, it would be so suffocating to be with someone like that. If you’re almost half a century old and you still don’t know who you are so you have to resort to copying other people’s personality and lifestyle, that’s pathetic.

      Too bad he can’t emulate Angelina’s authenticity.

      • Rena says:

        Too bad some only read tabloids and swallow them wholepiece.

        Brad Pitt is not copying anyone. He is as authentic as Angelina. He is exactly who he is and has been. Angelina says this quite often about him, and as she also says she does not like to be away from him and has not been for any length of time other than a couple of days at a time since 2005, there appears to be no suffocation going on in their relationship.

        He got a haircut and blond hair for a movie role and his then GF GP copied him, not the other way around. He lived mostly in LA when he was with GP in the same house he now lives in with his family, the very same house his ex refused to live in due to GP having once lived there (well except for the extremely short time period when her Bird Street house flooded).

        Brad was supportive of his ex as one is supposed to be, but that relationship did not appear to be walking in the same direction along life’s path. As a matter of fact not tabloid fiction because I watched the award show, when his ex thanked everyone in the Western and Eastern World as she accepted her award but somehow “forgot” to thank him and the camera panned on his face and it was a sad moment, then backstage when asked why she left him out of her prolonged thanks she then “thanked” him for holding her together. LOL

        With Angelina Brad finally has a partner who supports his interests as totally as he supports her interests, they have each others backs. That is about as “authentic” as one can get in this life.

      • CHRISTIAN_GIRL says:

        I don’t think you get my snark.

        I don’t think he is copying her, I am making fun of those who do think that.

        Brad is his own man today as he has always been. What I see a support and sharing in her passion, you see as copying. His passion is architecture that he chose, producing films of a different bend and none of his women brought him that. To get hung up on his hair and dress means nothing especially when it is film related.

        He likes bikes and AJ is his first woman to share that with him. He loves kids, and she is also the first there. Can’t convince me he is weak, when the choice he made that turned some against him proved to be quite strong and determined. To leave his wife with great conviction regardless of the backlash says enough for me and AJ too. Some just don’t like his choice. Cool, but it’s his life that he shares with her and their kids. Works for me.

        He has always loved traveling and adventure, but his wife did not. AJ does and it’s a common thread between them.

        He knows himself well enough to know what he wants and how to get it with relative ease. Again, you don’t like it, but he does. AJ is never suffocated. She is HIS queen and has always been. I give her far more credit than you. She is no wilting flower to his brutality. Please, the man is genuinely in love with her and treats her as such. It is others trying to drag her down and away from him. Good luck with that unless you think she does not know herself either. Brad has made a fantastic life for himself as he sees fit. His family suffers nothing from him. Cruelty is coming from outside the house not within.

        He and Angie won’t change to suit you. They don’t have to. The say they are happy and I rest with that. I know nothing different, but they have my support. BTW, I know my own mind too and like what I see and hear from them.

      • waq says:

        Thanks for the sermon. Too bad I took off the blinders a long time ago or I would still be thinking like the loonies. Poor little Brad Pitt wronged by all the mean women. Now he’s finally found one that will dutifully worship him and won’t wrong him. The way loonies talk about him, I’m surprised they haven’t built a pedestal for Brad to stand on yet. LMFAO

    • cameron says:

      @Christian Girl
      I always love your comments!

  59. blah says:

    Who can blame the woman for not wanting to wear that ugly ass bauble?

  60. colfr says:

    An engagement ring is meant to be worn and if she isn’t going to wear this piece, then he needs to get her something smaller and simpler. Put the rock in a safe somewhere for red carpet events. Do they really think people in 3rd world countries don’t know she is super rich and wears jewelry costing more than an entire village will earn in a lifetime? They know.

  61. joanna says:

    I just hate when people jump into the conclusion that she hated the ring because she’s not wearing it. It is as matter of fact the opposite. Not wearing it in the jungle is the best thing to do because she love it and wouldn’t want to lose it. I bet people would blame her again if ever she lose it because she’s wearing it in the jungle.

  62. Emma says:


    Sean Penn is not a UN special envoy/ambassador which requires BRINGING ATTENTION TO THESE CAUSES. A few years ago, there was a report of Angelina Jolie visiting a military center (Walter reed i think) and it only received attention from media because one of the soldier’s wives talked about it in her blog. No cameras, nothing…Oh by the way, there are like 3 pictures of her there because family members asked for a picture, was she supposed to be like “No, i want to be low key”.

    She does a lot more we just don’t hear about it.

    And um, Sean Penn…are you talking about the wife beater Sean Penn lol who also owns several large, expensive houses, just not a mansion? If you have 6 kids and you can afford it, a mansion is great for them to run around in.

    Also, there’s not as much media publicity because Sean Penn is nowhere near as attractive as Brad or Angelina. Beauty’s subjective, yes, but based on non-tabloid magazines (vanity fair, harper’s bazaar, who, Allure) and various polls and plastic surgeon reports, AJ and BP are considered gorgeous, while Sean Penn is not.

    Of course the media wants more pictures of beautiful people, especially two who are together and have procreated. Sean Penn was never married to an A list actress….Madonna yes, but that was way back before the internet was a common household thing.

    • LAK says:

      i am old enough to remember the tabloid frenzy when Sean was with Madonna. Didn’t they call them the poinsonous Penns for lashing out at the paparazzi dogging them?

    • Missy says:

      I’m not going try and defend Sean Penn, giving his incredible film work and activism, I really don’t think I need to, that wasn’t the point I was trying to make, I just wanted to give an extreme example, maybe he wasn’t the best choice, but his motives and his intentions for his charity and activism have always come across as genuine to me, compared to hers.
      As for his lifestyle, I just wanted to make the point that his isn’t as flamboyant as theirs, probably more then the average persons but not anywhere near theirs, and I was referring to his second wife Robin Wright, who he was with for nearly 20 yrs. And for what he maybe lacks in the looks department, he sure as hell makes up for in talent and personality, something I’m sure she’ll be wishing she has more of as her looks start to fade.

  63. shannon says:

    super meh. It would be tacky to wear the ring, not to mention reckless, in that situation.

    I do think the ring is not very pretty, but who cares? Marriage is a lot more than a ring, but I’m also not a big jewelry person. If I love a guy, he could propose with a pair of engagement flip-flops and I’d say yes.

  64. lower-case deb says:

    i showed this article to a friend who once (before marrying and settling down elsewhere) worked logistics for one of the local cooperative here (not an international organization by any stretch, although they sometimes receive grants/funds/loans from international governments).

    she said that they actually had one woman like that. they picked the woman up from her hotel, but she was still wearing her bling. rings, earrings, bangles. but we managed to talk her out of it. thank goodness they managed to talk her out of it. apparently, the woman didn’t trust the local hotel security, but the people managed to tell her that wearing it would invite much bigger trouble.

    i asked my friend what if that woman didn’t want to remove her bling. well, it’s a tossup between leaving the woman behind, or if she absolutely had to come, then they’d tackle her to the ground and confiscate the jewelry themselves :)

    it’s really dangerous to the lives of all involved for someone to wear excessive jewelry, especially the robbers were armed with rusty long knives and machetes. really a painful way to go.

  65. mcmiller says:

    I don’t know why either of those idiots would purchase diamonds to begin with if they are sincerely humanitarians.

    • lisa says:

      Your comment makes you seem less than intelligent. Was that on purpose or by accident. I hope the latter..

      So according to you humanitarians can’t or shouldn’t wear or buy diamonds. Well going by your STUPID logic.. there would be few charities that get a penny in this world.

      but again your idiotic logic I’m sure is reserved only for Angie/Brad.

      step away from the computer and think next time. YOU sound more like the idiot you just called them.

    • Mari says:

      Please see Rhea’s post at 8:41.

    • LAK says:

      Am i right in assuming McMiller made that comment because of the continuing issue of Blood Diamonds?

      Don’t get me wrong. I love Diamonds, but i would not wear or buy them. Same issue with Fur.

      • Rena says:

        Info was given out that conflict free diamonds were searched for and used in Angelina’s ring. The truth is out there for those who can accept it. Diamonds are mined that get the Kimberley Process Certification as being conflict free in Canada, Russia, Australia, and certain African countries.

        Or is the whole issue of whether they are conflict free only being raised here for the ring Brad has given Angelina? For example I have never seen anything negative spewed about Jen Garner who said she likes diamonds because Ben gives them to her. I imagine Angelina feels the same way about the diamonds Brad has given her.

      • lisa says:

        Procop already stated that it was not a blood diamond.

        so saying they should not buy diamonds because of their humanitarian work is silly.

      • LAK says:

        @Rna & @Lisa – to clarify, my specific objection has nothing to do with Brangelina. I would object who ever was wearing them, even if they were walking down my street.

        Same with fur.

        The Kimberley Certificate thing is not 100% proof. Diamonds can be mined from one region and passed along several routes especially in Africa before they reach Antwerp to get the certification. Short of going down the mines yourself and bringing them up, there is no 100% guarantee that the diamonds are not blood diamonds.

        Diamonds are still being mined in very unfavourable conditions and they are still fuelling wars/conflicts in many places. Just about the only Diamonds that are possibly not conflict are pink ones only because they are so rare in nature and are not usually found in the conflict hotspots.

        I think the humanitarian angle is projecting a thought that Angelina, if not Brad, should be aware of what prolongs the conflicts that cause all those refugees she champions.

  66. Mara says:

    Angelina knows that is not appropriate to wear such expensive ring in a place where people are really poor ,she is so caring and kind .

  67. Willa says:

    If she HAD worn the ring, the story would be about how tactless and unfeeling she is. Woman can’t win. And engagement rings aren’t meant to be worn “always” I have plenty of pregnant friends who had to take their rings off during. And I don’t usually wear my wedding rings on the weekends. I don’t give a flying F what anyone thinks.

  68. skinanny says:

    Let the poor girl be! Wearing diamonds in the jungle? She is too classy for that!

  69. kelly says:

    They love each other and he gave her a beautiful ring with $1m . I bet her surprised her her rep said to GC she loved it. We won’t see her wearing it in her trips.

  70. Jayna says:

    Give me a break. Does anyone really believe they hadn’t discussed stones beforehand? Why would she wear a massive ring out in the field dealing with poverty?

  71. Mari says:

    @ Rhea:
    my comment was in reply to missy, not to you. There was an option to reply to you, but I pushed Missy’s reply button.

  72. Rena says:

    @lak, so all those many refugees over 11+ years now that Angelina “champions” are from Africa? And all the conflicts that produce refugees are fueled by trade in diamonds? What a strange attempted re-write of history.

    Conflicts over land, over religion, over languages, over different ethnicities through out history have fueled refugee diasporas more than those over the mining of diamonds.

    What is so laughable is that anyone pretends to be upset over a diamond ring given to only one specific woman by one specific man out of all the celebs sporting huge rocks each and every day.

    Simple truth is this. Angelina loves Brad, Brad loves Angelina, and he gave her a ring to represent that love and their future because he wanted to.

    • lisa says:


      funny how all the other engaged people in the world are exempted. But boy let there be a Brad/Angie story on any subject and all the experts come out.


      • Mari says:

        I hope to see a lot of objecting when I see every movie premiere post, and every award show and season, also any royal wedding, etc. Now those are lots of karats (sp?) walking around. And worn by a lot of different people.

      • LAK says:

        @Mari – if it makes you happy, i will voice my objection at every RC, Premiere, Royal wedding etc where someone is in Diamonds.

        At the risk of boring everyone else but waving the do-not-wear-diamonds-ever flag, however inappropriate the timing of my objection, i will.

    • LAK says:

      @rena- as I said, my objection is not Brangelina specific. I object to anyone wearing diamonds just as I object to anyone wearing fur.

      For the record, I come from a region of Africa that was and continues to be decimated by diamonds. Refugeess are still living in IDP camps. I would not be happy to parade around in Diamonds after what I’ve seen.there are many organisations I do not support because of their role, intentional or not in the ongoing conflict zones in the world. I might stop to admire them in a shop window, but I can not reconcile the vile things they have enable. So I do not wear them, and I object to anyone wearing them.

    • LAK says:

      @Rena – If we are going to be Angelina specific, She visited Sierra Loene on one of her first humanitarian visits. I can admire her and her efforts because she certainly does more than i will ever do and still object to her wearing diamonds. Just as i do with my friends.

      And please do not put words in my mouth regarding History.

  73. Runs with Scissors says:

    …people always squawking about her supposed nose job,look at those pics above.

  74. lower-case deb says:

    i just realized that the right-side strap of her backpack has a large rip.

    did some branch get caught in it and ripped it, or was it actually a “secret” camouflage-pocket to hide her rock in?

    on a more serious note, i grew up as a bee enthusiast, wanted to be a hymenopterist. alas life’s roads and all that. but i’m still very much drawn to black-and-yellow. and AJ’s pen hahaha..
    i really covet that somehow.

    is it a store-bought pen? from the first picture i read “somethiing something DERAL” or Federal? hahaha… i obsess over the weirdest things.

  75. Hmm says:

    If she cares so much about poor refugees then why doesn’t the RICH bitch just donate a couple million? I don’t understand her at all or anyone who praises her for her “charity” work. All she does is pose for pictures and act concerned–bitch needs to give up that money!! Am I right?…or am I RIGHT?

    • lisa says:

      No you are not right..

      Just a bitter person that needs to be nasty..

      you succeeded.. BRAVO for you.

    • Missy says:

      Yep you are right, what she gives is pretty small change in comparison to what she makes I’m sure. Those castles don’t pay for themselves you know!!

      • Anon says:

        “Fame has some clear benefits in certain roles with UNICEF. Celebrities attract attention, so they are in a position to focus the world’s eyes on the needs of children, both in their own countries and by visiting field projects and emergency programmes abroad. They can make direct representations to those with the power to effect change. They can use their talents and fame to fundraise and advocate for children and support UNICEF’s mission to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality and protection.

        UNICEF was the first of many ‘causes’ to enlist the help of celebrities. Danny Kaye pioneered the role of Ambassador-at-Large in 1954; it was taken on by Audrey Hepburn and others, building up into the current distinguished roster of international, regional and national goodwill ambassadors.”

        Doubt this will help with those haters.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      Actually, no, you’re wrong. She has donated several million dollars to charity. Specifically, one-third of her income (so for every $3 million she makes, she gives away $1 million). I’d be willing to bet that you don’t donate anywhere close to a third of your income to anything. And because someone is rich, they aren’t allowed to keep any for themselves?

    • Freya says:

      She has donated millions to the UNHCR.
      The agency said she is often the first to donate to their projects. It’s written in her fact sheet, published by the UNHCR HQ (Geneva).

    • Freya says:

      Having her picture taken with one or more refugees when she visits them IS part of the job. I’ve read that the UNHCR local branch makes sure there is a photographer.

  76. JoeBanana says:

    God, she looks like a cancer patient. WHy would someone deliberately make themselves look so ill.

  77. anneesezz says:

    Why do people feel the need to “stick up” for her? She’s not your best friend.

  78. sup says:

    ok i hated the ring’s design too-it was a rip off from camilla’s ring and even worse at that in design-yet i believe the reason for not wearing it is not flaunting her multi million ring in the faces of people who can hardly afford the basics. smh at the tabloids.

  79. Dong says:

    Good post. I’m dealing with some of these issues as well..