Angelina Jolie has given birth to twins, a boy and a girl. The latest additions to the Angelina Jolie – Brad Pitt multicultural brood have been named Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.
Angelina’s baby girl was named after her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died in January 2007 after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Angelia Jolie gave birth to the twins on the night of July 12, 2008, at the Lenval hospital in Nice, southern France. Angelina Jolie has checked into the seafront Santa Maria maternity clinic for a rest period before she gave birth.
Jolie, 33, is expected to give birth to the twins sometime in the second week of July 2008. Some reports have said that Angelina’s babies are not due before August 2008.
Dr. Michel Sussman, who delivered the twins, said that the mother and babies were doing fine. He added that Knox Leon weighed over 5 pounds while Vivienne Marcheline weighed five pounds.
Brad Pitt was present during the caesarean, which had been conducted earlier than planned because of medical reasons, that Dr. Sussman did not elaborate upon.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, already have four kids, sons Maddox and Pax, and daughters Zahara, and Shiloh, their biological daughter. In 2002, Angelina Jolie adopted Maddox from Cambodia when he was seven-months old. Three years later, Angelina adopted six-month-old Zahara. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had their biological daugher, Shiloh, in 2006. The surnames of all the children were changed to Jolie-Pitt in 2006.
The babies have barely been born but the photo frenzy has reached fever pitch. While it’s not clear whether it is People magazine or Hello! magazine who will bag the exclusive photo rights, but it is expected that they may have to shell out to the tune of $15 – 20 million.
In 2006, People magazine paid $4.1 million for the North American rights, of baby Shiloh’s first photos, while Hello! paid $3.5 million for the international rights.
Like last time, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expected to donated the sales profits to an undisclosed charity.