People has exclusively announced that Angelina Jolie, 30, and Brad Pitt, 42, have welcomed a daughter. The little girl, Shiloh Nouvel, was born early on the night of May 27th in Namibia – the German magazine Bild reports the birth time as 1:30 am, while other press reports say 1:04 or 1:40 am.
Reports of the place of birth are conflicting – People reports the birth took place at The Cottage Hospital in Swakopmund, while Yahoo says it occured at Welwitschia Clinic in Walvis Bay, and a local journalist reports that it may have occured at the Burning Shores resort itself, as there was no movement of the Jolie-Pitt vehicles noted.
Shiloh is welcomed by big brother, Maddox, 4 1/2, and big sister, Zahara, 16 months. According to In Touch tabloid magazine, the baby has "tufts of brown hair and Brad’s nose."
The first name, which is traditionally masculine, is pronounced SHY-low, and is of Hebrew origin. There seem to be many meanings for the name, ranging from "his gift" and "he who is to be sent," to "peaceful." Shiloh is also the site of a crucial battle in the American Civil War. The middle name is believed to be inspired by famous architect Jean Nouvel – a favorite of Brad’s.
In addition to the birth statement, Brad’s rep says that the couple will not be releasing any more birth information, or any photographs. Therefore, we probably won’t get any weight and length information, or confirmation or denial of the rumored c-section, although stats may be released through unofficial channels in the coming days.
The families have talked to the press about the birth however, with brother Doug Pitt saying that he is "overjoyed," and estranged father Jon Voight saying, "I’m so excited, this is wonderful. I am just so very, very happy for both of them. My love is always with them and I wish them all the happiness in the world. God bless them both." Local Namibian governor Samuel Nuuyoma added that, "This is delightful news and it is an honour for our country, Namibia…the birth of a baby is something very special in our African tradition." Deputy Minister Leon Jooste shares that, "Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt will, according to Namibian law, be allowed to obtain Namibian citizenship if the parents should choose to do so," adding that a Namibian passport for the new arrival would be discussed with the parents at a later time. He also added that Jolie and Pitt are "thoroughly overjoyed…and they have expressed their happiness to be able to share this experience in Namibia."
Thanks to CBB readers Heidi, Colleen, Lisa, Scott, Ryan, Mel, Aanikita, Sarah, Steph, Bella, Zoey, Leslie, Cherish, Jana, Robyn, Luisa, Sara, Jodie, Aimee, Erika, Ryan, Vera, Elisabeth, Steven, R Tutt, Lindy, Leah, Kim, Kasey, Joey, Jessica, Jen, Dana, Angela, Amber, Sasha, Kelly, Ceri, Lisa, Kate, Lindsay, and Jordyn.
Please only email us now if you have any new information on baby Shiloh or the Jolie-Pitt family.