Entertainment behind the scenes
Doing what new moms do — but usually in private – Angelina Jolie appears to be shown breast feeding on the cover of the November issue of W magazine, in a photo taken by her partner Brad Pitt.
The black-and-white cover shot, which circulated on the Internet on Thursday, is apparently one of a group of photos of Jolie taken by Pitt — and more pics are promised inside.
With Hollywood undergoing a baby boom in the past few years, many a celebrity mom is talking openly about the joys of breastfeeding their newborns.
But few of them allow photographs of them doing so to make their way to the front pages of national magazines.
The cover photo shows Jolie, 33, smiling with her hair over her shoulder and her blouse open at her left breast. One can just about make out a tiny hand — presumably one of Jolie’s infant twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, who were born on July 12 in Nice, France.
Jolie told People magazine in August that she was trying to breastfeed both the twins — then three weeks old – at the same time. “We try to get them to eat simultaneously for the sake of management but it gets a little crowded at the bar,” she told the magazine.
Actress Demi Moore smashed the taboo about public pregnancy photos back in 1991 when she was pictured nude and seven months pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
First Angelina Jolie tried to cover up her pregnancy and then she tried to keep details of the birth of her twins private. But privacy is not a favored Hollywood concept, not for top stars like Angelina and her partner Brad Pitt.
Speculation began a few weeks back that Jolie had already had the babies prematurely but now photos have emerged, albeit rather blurry photos, claiming to show Jolie a few days ago still looking very heavily pregnant.