By the time Pitt, 57, gave the actress, 45, a custom emerald cut multi stone ring — which he’d spent a year code signing with Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop, who proclaimed, “Each diamond is of the highest gem quality” — they’d already been together for seven years and were parenting six kids. 

Maybe he should’ve left things alone, as the bulky addition to Jolie’s slim fingers might as well have been a bag of sand dragging the relationship into the ground. Just two years after their wedding, the exes were slinging dirt in court, fighting over custody and dismantling perfect-couple perceptions far and wide.