May 30, 2008 / 5:03 PM / 10 years ago

Angelina Jolie birth reports contradicted

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two weeks after actress Angelina Jolie publicly acknowledged she was expecting twins with actor Brad Pitt, conflicting reports circulated on Friday about whether she had given birth to the couple’s fifth and sixth children.

Cast member Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt leave after the screening of "The Exchange" by U.S. director Clint Eastwood at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. Jolie has given birth in France to twins fathered by Pitt, bringing the Hollywood couple's brood to six children, according to the celebrity television program "Entertainment Tonight." REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

The U.S. celebrity television program “Entertainment Tonight” said the Oscar-winning actress had given birth to the twins in France, attributing its report to an unidentified person close to Jolie.

A short time later, however, People magazine disputed the “Entertainment Tonight” story, quoting an unnamed representative for Jolie on its Web site as saying: “Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France.”

Another celebrity publication, Britain’s NOW magazine, then reported the latest additions to the Jolie-Pitt clan had already been named Isla Marcheline and Amelie Jane.

A spokeswoman for Pitt, whose romance with Jolie became public after they co-starred in the 2005 film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith, said, “I have no idea” when asked about the birth reports. There was no immediate comment from Jolie’s Los Angeles-based manager.

The only maternity clinic in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, the region where Jolie and Pitt were believed to be staying, said it had no information. Town hall officials there said they were aware of the media reports but did not know if they were true.

Just two weeks ago Jolie publicly acknowledged she was pregnant with twins during an interview at the Cannes film festival, where she was promoting the animated film “Kung Fu Panda” and the latest Clint Eastwood drama, “The Exchange.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine due to hit newsstands next week and excerpted on its Web site on Friday, Jolie said Pitt found her to be very appealing when pregnant.

“I’m fortunate,” she told the magazine. “I think some women have a different experience depending on their partner. ... I happen to be with somebody who finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy.”

In Touch magazine reported this week that Jolie had been ordered to bed for the remainder of her pregnancy and was due to give birth via a Caesarean section around mid-July.

Jolie and Pitt, 44, have adopted 3-year-old daughter Zahara, 6-year-old son Maddox and 4-year-old son Pax. They also have a biological daughter, Shiloh, who was delivered by Caesarean section a year ago in southern African nation of Namibia.

Jolie, who turns 33 next week, won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her role in the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted.”


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