"I feel fortunate to have a relationship where I actually feel safe enough to imagine growing old together," says Angelina Jolie of her partner Brad Pitt.
Despite never marrying, they have stood the test of time while other unions crumble.
Not fazed by her heavyweight status as lesser men might be, proud Brad is always by Angelina's side supporting her many projects.
And the feeling is mutual: "I'm proud of him every single day," said the screen beauty on the promotional trail for his film Moneyball, which earned him an Oscar nomination.
In the past the couple ruled out tying the knot until same sex unions were legalised in the US, but now they are planning a wedding.
"We'd actually like to (get married), and it seems to mean more and more to our kids," Brad told The Hollywood Reporter just before presenting his leading lady with a flawless diamond ring that was a year in the making.
"We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it until everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out."
In this special report, Hello! Online takes a look at the couple's rock solid romance.