Angelina Jolie is expecting a baby this summer with Brad Pitt, finally affirming the long-presumed relationship previously only glimpsed on African beaches and in paparazzi snapshots.
Pitt’s publicist, Cindy Guagenti, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jolie is pregnant and that Pitt is the father, confirming People magazine’s earlier report.
“Yes, I’m pregnant,” the magazine quoted Jolie as telling a charity aid worker Monday in the Dominican Republic, where she is filming “The Good Shepherd” with Matt Damon.
The report says the pregnancy was confirmed by representatives of both stars but does not identify them by name.
The news comes one month after papers were filed to make Pitt the adoptive father of Jolie’s two children. Jolie sought to change the names of the children to Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt.
Pitt accompanied Jolie to Ethiopia in July to pick up Zahara, now 1 year old. Jolie’s adopted son, now 4, is from Cambodia.
Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, was reached Wednesday morning for his reaction by entertainment TV show “Access Hollywood.” The Oscar-winning star of 1978’s “Coming Home” said he had not spoken to Jolie, but said, “Angie is my daughter and I am always wishing the best for her.”
Jolie, the 30-year-old daughter of actor Jon Voight, has appeared in more than two dozen films including “Girl Interrupted” (1999), “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001) and “Alexander” (2004).
She is divorced from actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Among his 40-plus credits are “Thelma and Louise” (1991), “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001) and “Troy” (2004).
The couple starred together in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005).