Angelina Jolie Gives Birth To Twins
Posted on Sun Jul 13, 2008 01:36 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Angelina Jolie gave birth to twins yesterday at Fondation Lanval Hospital in Nice, France. A boy, which Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt name Knox Leon, weighed in at just over 5 lbs. and a girl, Vivienne Marcheline, also 5 lbs., were delivered via Cesarean and mother and babies are said to be doing well.
The Oscar winner, 33, has been at the hospital for more than two weeks, awaiting the arrival of the twins. Pitt has been seen visiting Jolie almost every day since then, many times with at least one of the couple's other four children - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh.
A source inside the hospital has told X17online that the C-section was originally planned for Monday but because of Jolie's weak condition, her doctor, Michel Sussmann, decided to go ahead with the delivery two days earlier than planned.
The births have become an event for the town of Nice, which Mayor Christian Estrosi arriving at the hospital himself to sign the birth certificates and make a statement to the public and the media outside of Lanval: "I congratulate the happy parents, the most famous couple in the world, who have chosen our city for this happy event ... The newborns are, history will not forget it, real Nicois, citizens of Nice."
The first photos of the babies are said to have been sold to an unnamed U.S. magazine for $11 million that the Jolie and Pitt will donate to charity.
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