Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's six children are reportedly elated over the couple's long-overdue engagement.
Brad explained that the couple had been receiving pressure to tie the knot from their kids, Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 3.
"We'd actually like to. And it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it til everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out," he told hollywoodreporter.com.
"It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot," he added.
The actor's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, confirmed the couple's engagement, after Angelina had been spotted wearing a huge diamond on the ring finger of her left hand Thursday, reports starpulse.com.
"It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," said Jolie.
Brad admits that he, too, had been considering taking the next step for some time now.
"It means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment," he said.
Brad, 48, and Angelina, 36 have been together for seven years. The two met while filming action film Mr and Mrs Smith.