Angelina Jolie, now 33, now has six children to care for under seven since the arrival of her twins, a girl and a boy, at the weekend.
“Angelina is in very good spirits. Brad Pitt was at her side. The mother and father are very, very happy.”
He said the caesarean section had been planned for a long time but the date had been brought forward ‘for medical reasons’ so the babies could be born ‘in the best conditions’.
He said 33-year-old Miss Jolie was under epidural and able to speak to a ‘perfectly calm’ Pitt during the birth.
Dr Sussmann said Miss Jolie would stay in the hospital for a few days.
The actress is then expected to depart as she arrived – in a helicopter taking off from the roof of the building, most likely in the dead of night
to avoid being photographed.
The couple chose the name Marcheline after Miss Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand, also an actress, who died of cancer last year.
They are already parents to three adopted children: Cambodian boy Maddox, six, Vietnamese boy Pax Thien, four, and Ethiopian girl Zahara, three.
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