Official UPDATE/ from hospital web site
Angelina JOLIE left LENVALwith her babies on July 19th Mrs Angelina JOLIE left the Clinic SANTA MARIA of Fondation LENVAL early in the morning , on July 19TH. The mother and her babies are doing very well. The general management of LENVAL and SANTA MARIA want to thank the team for the attention and care they pay to the family, and those of the journalists around the hospital who did their best to respect their privacy . Contact presse : Nadine BAUER Nadine.email@example.com
Before sunrise on Saturday, Angelina Jolie and her newborn twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, left the French Riviera hospital where she gave birth a week ago, the hospital said in a statement.
“The mother and her babies are doing very well,” reported the Fondation Lenval hospital, located in the southern Mediterranean city of Nice, France.
Jolie slipped out at 4 a.m. Saturday with the twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, again blowing off the intrusion of paparazzi who have stalked her family in France for months– ever since Jolie arrived for the Cannes film festival in May.
Angelina, age 33, checked into the hospital on July 2 and delivered the babies by Cesarean section ten days later. Son Knox Leon weighed 5.03 pounds and daughter Vivienne Marcheline, 5 pounds.
Jolie’s obstetrician, Dr. Michel Sussmann, told reporters after the birth that the 44-year-old Pitt was at Jolie’s side during the delivery, which he said had been pushed up from its originally planned date “for medical reasons” so the babies could be born “in the best conditions.”
The Jolie-Pitt brood had rented four rooms on the fifth floor of the maternity ward of the Lenval hospital, “appropriately located on Nice’s beach-front California Avenue.” The hospital treated the mirrored blue windows of Jolie’s room, which looked out the Mediterranean, with a special material that blocked telephoto lenses from peering in.
Jolie managed to check into the hospital unobserved, reportedly arriving by helicopter on the hospital’s rooftop helipad. That fueled rumors she would also leave the clinic by helicopter,
In its statement, the Fondation Lenval thanked the Jolie-Pitts for choosing its hospital. It also thanked the hospital staff “for the attention and care they paid to the family” and the “journalists around the hospital who did their best to respect their privacy.”
The Nice-Matin newspaper has reported that an unnamed U.S. publication has paid $11 million for exclusive rights to the first photos of the Jolie-Pitt twins and that the proceeds will go to charity.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have four other children _ Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2. Before Jolie checked into the hospital in Nice, the family set up a household in Correns, 60 miles away.