August 4, 2008 by jotan23
The twins are born to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Lenval hospital in Nice.
Exclusive photos were published simultaneously in two celebrity magazines that hit newsstands on Monday, August 4. Photo Credit: People / Hello
Here are some excerpts from the interview with Hello! magazine.
On breast feeding the twins:
A: They are on the same schedule. They eat every three hours and I’m getting better at holding them both for breast-feeding at the same time, so that helps. Usually the other kids come in and hold them when they finish. They help with the baths and the changing.
B: We try to get them to eat simultaneously for the sake of management, but it gets a little crowded at the bar!
On finding out you were having twins:
A: We were in shock and could not stop laughing.
B: We bust into hysterics. My sister had made a joke about twins literally the night before, because my grandparents and sis both had twins. Angie was on the table during the sonogram, and we were in hysterics.
We didn’t see this one coming.
On choosing the names Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline:
B: The name Vivienne came to us early, as if she named herself. She has always been Viv. And Marcheline is to honour Angie’s late mother. Knox is a family name – my grandfather’s – and Leon is a classic French name.
On their personalities:
B: I dare to say that Viv is proving to resemble Angie in spirit, attitude and physicality. She is quite elegant like her mother. And Knox, he’s a bit of me. He likes music like his dad. When he was born he looked like Putin!
On Maddox as a big brother:
B: This is Mad’s fourth and fifth time at becoming an older bro. He’s asking us when we can have more!
On Shiloh as a big sister:
A: Shiloh calls them her babies. She and Zahara pick out their clothes, help change and hold them. It’s sweet, they are like little mommies.
On bedrest for Angelina:
A: Brad and the kids came a few nights each week and spent the night. So we never went too long without seeing each other. I also watched The War by Kevin Burns. I figured it would be the only chance I had to watch a 15-hour documentary!
On food cravings:
A: My only craving was cheese and milk. Still is.
On her post c-section recovery:
A: The first few days were a little difficult but we had a great team of doctors and they helped me feel better quickly.
B: She’s over-achieving.
On using fertility drugs or IVF to become pregnant:
A: “We were in shock [when we heard about the rumors] and could not stop laughing ‘If they had been conceived through IVF we would have been happy to discuss it.’ “But we have been fortunate never to have had fertility problems.”