Angelina Jolie’s doctor at a French Riviera hospital says her twins may take a few more weeks to arrive.
Doctor Michel Sussmann says the 33-year-old actress is doing fine. He spoke at a brief news conference Wednesday in Nice, where Jolie is hospitalized. Asked when Jolie is expected to have her twins, he replied, “In the weeks to come.”
Sussmann says Jolie checked into the hospital to be kept under surveillance, not because of any medical emergency. Jolie’s partner, Brad Pitt, was seen arriving at the seafront Lenval hospital Wednesday morning with two of their four young children.
The hospital announced Tuesday that Jolie had checked into its Santa Maria maternity clinic to be kept under doctors’ watch and rest before she gives birth.
“There’s no urgency. It’s been planned for a long time,” said Nadine Bauer, a hospital spokeswoman. “She’s very well. Everything is fine.”
“She is not on the verge of giving birth, not at all,” she said. “It’s not for right away.”
One U.S. celebrity magazine has said Jolie is pregnant with two girls while a rival publication had it as a boy and girl. A British tabloid published the supposed names of the yet-to-be-born children.
Nice Matin, the local newspaper, reported that Jolie has the best room in the hospital, on the fifth floor, with an “unobstructed view” over the Bay of Angels. It said she arrived by helicopter, landing Sunday afternoon on the hospital’s roof. The newspaper said the actress reserved four rooms on the maternity ward, with a bodyguard keeping watch.
Jolie has said the babies are due in August. She and her partner, Brad Pitt, have four children: Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2.
The Brangelina clan has been settling into a new home in the south of France. They recently moved into the Miraval Estate villa in the French hamlet of Correns, in the Provence region. The town’s mayor has said the couple have moved in, and a helicopter has been spotted taking off and landing at the site.
Correns is about 60 miles from Nice, a resort on the Mediterranean. The Lenval hospital, a boxy-looking building with a white exterior, mirrored blue windows and set among palm trees, looks out over the sea.
The hospital is named after Baron de Lenval, who in 1884 donated part of his fortune to start the facility, in memory of his only son, who died in Nice at age 11, the hospital’s Web site says. It says the hospital was rebuilt in the 1990s.
The hospital’s address is fitting for the American couple: It’s on Nice’s California Avenue.