July 14, 2008 02:45:39 GMT
The actor was at Jolie's side during the delivery of their twins and he even helped the doctor cutting the babies' umbilical cords.
Is a father for one more time, Brad Pitt was on hand to witness the birth of his twins Saturday night, July 12 at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France. Not only the movie hunk was there by Angelina Jolie's side when the doctor performed the caesarean section on her, but also he lent a help, cutting the babies' umbilical cords.
Jolie's obstetrician, Dr. Michel Sussmann, told the press that since the caesarean section was an epidural, the actress was awake, speaking and laughing. She and Pitt "were talking, they were together," during the birth. "They were happy," said Sussmann.
Pitt, according to Sussmann, "was ... perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional." Sussmann even jokingly addressed Pitt as his assistant as the actor helped cutting the babies' umbilical cords.
"Brad and Angelina are extremely happy and everything went perfectly," Sussmann went on saying. "Both of the babies are adorable and in excellent health and everyone's content and getting some much deserved rest." He also added, "[Brad, Angelina and the twins] are all tired but very, very happy."
On Tuesday, July 1 Jolie checked into the Santa Maria maternity clinic of the seafront Lenval hospital in Nice in a bid to be kept under doctors' surveillance and get some rest before she gave birth. She gave birth to twins; a boy named Knox Leon, and a girl named Vivienne Marcheline, by caesarean section at about 6 P.M. on Saturday night, July 12.