ICYMI, the Jolie-Pitt twins — a boy and a girl Knox and Vivienne — were born Saturday in Nice, France. While we've yet to see any members of the now eight person family, both Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice and Dr. Michel Sussmann, who performed the C section, are more than happy to talk. The mayor visited the hospital to officially sign the twin's birth certificates, telling the press that it is "a pride to Nice and all its citizens." In a press conference Dr. Sussmann described the birth:

  • On the birth: "[Angelina and Brad] were talking, they were together...It was an epidural, so [Angelina] was awake and speaking and laughing. They were happy."
  • On Brad's role: "He was my assistant!" Sussmann said jokingly – and even cut the babies' umbilical cords. "He was ... perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional."
  • On when Angelina will go home: "I don't know...She will stay for a few days. You know, in Europe it isn't like in the United States, where the patients go home after three days. They will stay a bit longer until everything is okay."
  • On the babies overall: "The babies are fine. The babies are with the mother and father and they are fine." Asked whether the birth had been a textbook delivery, Sussmann replied, "absolutely no problems."

Needless to say, we can't wait to see little Knox and Vivienne, but we're happy to hear that it all went well welcoming the two new Jolie-Pitts into the world!

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