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Brad And Angelina's Twins: Photos, Details, IVF Denial


First Posted: 08- 4-08 07:51 PM   |   Updated: 08-12-08 05:12 AM

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People magazine has published the $14 million photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's weeks-old twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon.

The cover shows Pitt and Jolie snuggling the babies in a photo taken last week at the Chateau Miraval in Provence, France, where the Jolie-Pitt clan have hunkered down in recent months. There is also a shot of the couple's 2-year-old daughter Shiloh holding Vivienne.

The twins were born July 12 in Nice, France. They are the latest additions to the ever-expanding Jolie-Pitt family, which also includes 7-year-old Maddox, 4-year-old Pax and 3-year-old Zahara.

"It is chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time," Jolie, 33, is quoted as telling People

"Shiloh calls them her babies. She and Z pick out their clothes and help change and hold them. It's sweet _ they are little mommies," Jolie tells the magazine, to which Pitt, 44, adds: "This is Mad's fourth/fifth time becoming an older bro. He's asking us when we can have more."

Jolie says she and Pitt were "in shock and could not stop laughing" when they learned they were having twins, and denied speculation that they had conceived the children through in-vitro fertilization.

"If they had been conceived through IVF, we would have been happy to discuss it," she says. "But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems."

As for the twins' personalities, Pitt says, "Viv is proving to resemble Ange in spirit, attitude and physicality. And Knox, a bit of me."

The photos were published in an issue of People on newsstands Monday. The cover was posted Sunday on the magazine's Web site.

The photos fetched $14 million, a person involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday, giving People and the British tabloid Hello! joint rights to publish the most expensive celebrity pictures ever sold.

The person asked not to be named because he was not authorized to release the figure.

The money _ more than double the $6 million People paid for Jennifer Lopez's twins on a March cover, according to Forbes _ will go to a foundation created by Pitt and Jolie that largely focuses on helping children around the world.



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