Us magazine is reporting that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt turned to fertility treatments to quickly conceive twins Knox and Vivienne.
“They conceived through in vitro fertilization,” a well-placed source within their camp told Us magazine. “They both desperately wanted more babies soon.”
The chance of having fraternal twins at Angelina’s age (33) naturally is under 1 percent; with in vitro, the chances are 25 percent. Said Dr. Arthur Wisot of L.A.’s Reproductive Medical Group (who did not treat the couple), “We live in an era of reproductive freedom, so anybody can do anything they want within legal limits.”
Angelina chose the procedure (which can cost around $12,000 a pop) so “she wouldn’t have to deal with the stress of trying to get pregnant,” the source told Us magazine. “She could just knock it out.”
Indeed, Angelina has spoken about her goal to do just that.
“If we’re going to have 10 kids, we’d like to raise them while we’re young,” she told Elle U.K. last year. Brad turns 45 on December 18th.
A source added: “They were too impatient.”
Knox and Vivienne – born in Nice, France on July 12th – join Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2.
Check out the new issue of Us Weekly, available now, for the complete story on why Brad pushed Angelina for biological kids, who inspired her to choose pregnancy over adoption this time around, and how they plan to raise their six young children.
Wow! That seems sort of hard to believe!