Jolie expecting a baby with Brad Pitt
Updated: 2006-01-12 09:58
Angelina Jolie is expecting a baby this summer with Brad
Pitt, finally affirming the long-presumed relationship previously only glimpsed
on African beaches and in paparazzi snapshots.
Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie (R) and Brad
Pitt (L), accompanied by Jolie's children, arrive at Narita Airport in
suburban Tokyo, 2005. Screen stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are
anticipating another big premiere this summer: a baby, according to a
Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, told The Associated
Press on Wednesday that Jolie is pregnant and that Pitt is the father,
confirming People magazine's earlier report.
"Yes, I'm pregnant," the magazine quoted Jolie as telling a charity aid
worker Monday in the Dominican Republic, where she is filming "The Good
Shepherd" with Matt Damon.
The news comes one month after papers were filed to make Pitt the adoptive
father of Jolie's two children. Jolie sought to change the names of the children
to Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt.
Pitt accompanied Jolie to Ethiopia in July to pick up Zahara, now 1. Jolie's
adopted son, now 4, is from Cambodia.
Jolie's father, Jon Voight, was reached Wednesday morning for his reaction by
entertainment TV show "Access Hollywood." The Oscar-winning star of 1978's
"Coming Home" said he had not spoken to Jolie, but said, "Angie is my daughter
and I am always wishing the best for her."
Previously, Jolie, 30, and Pitt, 42, had not publicly
acknowledged their relationship despite increasingly frequent sightings of the couple. They had
been spotted together across the globe: in Canadian shopping malls
(near Pitt's movie set for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"),
vacationing on African beaches and, most recently, in Pakistan.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in
the movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith".
In November, Pitt and Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N., toured
quake-devastated areas in Pakistan. Jolie also met with Pakistani President Gen.
Jolie, whose films include "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Alexander," is
divorced from actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Pitt, the star of films including "Ocean's Eleven" and "Troy," had no
children from his four-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston, which ended in divorce
last October. The couple cited irreconcilable differences. Pitt has denied Jolie
was behind the split.
Pitt and Jolie also starred together in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" last