There are a lot of things that irk me about Angelina Jolie, but it’s pretty hard to cry foul against her latest act: A trip to Africa to raise awareness of warzone rape in the Congo and Rwanda. (Ugh. Yet another example of La Belle Jolie making us regular folk feel like we’re not fit to be the gum on the bottom of her sensible ballet flat.)
Anyway, while Angie’s humanitarian efforts are great for the world, there is another part of her visit that might be great for gossip. Namely the mysterious gold band she was seen wearing on her left hand…you know what finger I’m talking about.
According to Us Weekly, while in Africa on behalf of the United Nations, Angelina sported a simple gold band where her big fat engagement ring rock usually sits. The tabloid goes on to hypothesise that perhaps Brangelina managed to “pull off the impossible,” as in a secret wedding.
Hmmmm….let’s break this down a bit.
You may recall that there was a lot of talk about a secret Christmas wedding (remember when Brad’s extended family all gathered at Donna Karan’s place in Turks and Caicos over the holidays?). The only thing about that is that marriage is a legal contract meaning that—even with the world’s most famous movie stars—it leaves a paper trail.
If Ange and Brad did marry over Christmas, wouldn’t someone be able to prove that?
So how about a second theory: Maybe Angelina decided that wearing a ring worth more than most houses wasn’t appropriate while visiting one of the world’s poorest places. But then of course, she has to wear something , otherwise people will ask about it and the rumour mill will start spitting out stories about how the engagement has been called off.
In conclusion: this gold band is probably more of a practical measure. A place holder for the real rock. Unless someone can produce documents that say otherwise, I’m going to assume that Brad and Angie have yet to tie the knot. Wedding watch still on!!