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Maddox will probably be happy about the move, too. "My son’s in love with Africa," Angelina Jolie has said. And according to the Pitt source, "Africa is where a large part of Angelina’s heart is." She adopted Zahara from Ethiopia last year, and is the new baby is born in Namibia, it will be granted citizenship. Having worldly kids is one of Jolie‘s goals. "I’ll raise [Maddox] to understand the world entirely, and learn sbout all countries and all cultures and feel a responsibility to all people and not just his," she explained in 2003. Adds the Brad Pitt pal, "Angelina likes the idea of her baby being born a child of the world, especially a part of the world that needs attention."

Looks like one more photo of Brad Pitt, 42, Angelina Jolie, 30, son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 4, and daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 1, with hotel staff from their Paris apartment has surfaced.  Read the full US article after the jump.

ANGELINA GIVING

BIRTH IN AFRICA

Why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have moved to Namibia to
 prepare for their new arrival next month.
By: Joe Bartolomeo

MOST WOMEN WHO are eight months pregnant tend to spend time obssesing over all things domestic: organizing storage, washing onesies, decorating the nursery. Angelina Jolie, however, seems to be interested in somewhat wilder persuits – like spotting leopard and cheetahs. On April 6, the actress, along with her kids Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 15 months, and boyfriend Brad Pitt, 42, headed to the luxe Okonjima Lodge, in the African country of Namibia. Soon, they’re expected to visit the Hernas Wildlife Foundation, where Jolie donated about $700,000 to build an animal orphanage. (As a token of thanks, she was given a home on the reserve, which borders South Africa and Angola, could be the perfect palce for a mom-to-be to relax. "It’s very safe and quite and paceful, "Marlice van Vuuren, whose family owns the sanctuary, tells Us. "That’s waht she wants right now."
But the trip in Africa has an even bigger purpose: According to sources, Jolie, 30, plans to deliver her baby (due early May) on the continent. "She has always had an internal connection with Africa, from the first time she went to visit," says one insider. In 2002, the actress spent five weeks in Namibia shooting the drama Beyond Borders. "She had an amazing affinity for Africa," Lloyd Phillips, one of the film’s producers tells Us. Now one of the five goodwill ambassadors for the United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees, Jolie is hoping that she will draw attention to the continent and help it garner more respect, adds the source. Although the couple considered having the baby in France, Cambodia (where she adopted Maddox) and Germany, a Pitt source tells Us, "it was important to them to have the baby in a place where they can also make a statement." Pitt, who filed papers in December to officially adopt Maddox and Zahara and has upped his humanitarian work since partnering with Jolie supports her. "He wants her to be happy, and he knows how much she’s wanted the baby to be born in Africa," says a source.

Maddox will probably be happy about the move, too. "My son’s in love with Africa," Jolie has said. And according to the Pitt source, "Africa is where a large part of Angelina’s heart is." She adopted Zahara from Ethiopia last year, and is the new baby is born in Namibia, it will be granted citizenship. Having worldly kids is one of Jolie’s goals. "I’ll raise [Maddox] to understand the world entirely, and learn sbout all countries and all cultures and feel a responsibility to all people and not just his," she explained in 2003. Adds the Pitt pal, "Angelina likes the idea of her baby being born a child of the world, especially a part of the world that needs attention."

WORLD TRAVELERS

The couple, who have visited at least nine countries, including Pakistan and Japan, during Jolie’s pregnancy, and have been based in Paris since February, scheduled the move to Africa months ago. To guarantee that Jolie and her baby receive top-notch care, the actress, say a source, has already arranged for her obstetrician from New York City Hospital to join her in Africa once her due date nears. (For now, according to the source, an NYC internist is by her side.) Still, many fans wonder how safe it is for the star to give birth in a developing country. "Giving birth in Namibia wouldn’t be giving birth in some mud hut," says van Vuuren. "We have great medical facilities; it would be very safe."

COUNTDOWN

While they await the big day – and travel around the country – the family (and a small entourage) will stay at the Burning Shore beach lodge on the shores of the Atlantic in Swakopmund, Namibia. They spent two nights there before flying into the bush to Okonjima Lodge. "Brad and Angelina were really nice. They were friendly and didn’t have any difficult demands, " a Burning Shore employee tells Us. " Brad was protective of his pregnant wife. They seemed like a happy little family."

No doubt the secluded beachfront location was a major draw. Who can forget those photos of Pitt, Jolie and Maddox making sand castles in Kenya? Or of the family walking along the California coast in front of Pitt’s $8 million Malibu home? But Jolie has a history with Swakopmund’s shore. During her 2002 stay, "she was often seen strolling along the beach and going into the town for coffe, and no one bothered her," says local real state agent Brenda Miles (who lived next door to the actress).

The couple and their expanded family aren’t expected to return stateside till summer, when Pitt, his rep tells Us, starts filming Ocean’s 13 in L.A. and Las Vegas (his L.A. home is under construction.) Still, as long as they have each other – and their kids – what does it matter where they are? "They have many dreams together," says a source. "They thrive off each other’s energy. That’s what keeps them going."

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  • Passing Through

    Am I actually the first poster?

  • Passing Through

    YIPPEE!!! I WAS FIRST!! I WAS FIRST!!!(That’s my homage to the Perez bloggers!)

  • Passing Through

    Now that I’ve gotten that childeshness out of the way…Everyone…please note they are wearing the same clothes as yesterday’s NOT FAKE photo. Unless you think this one is FAKE, too?

  • genius

    C’mon, you thought the last one was fake too. LOL

  • fan

    can wait for the baby,just think of is,she is just next door to me,am a south african.

  • chi-chi

    great photo! they look happy together. Loved BAMZ!thanks, just jared!

  • ken

    Loved the article,so happy to see BP and AJ happy in Africa. Hope all goes well with them, as to their stay there and birth of their child. The kids have really grown,baby Z looks so big and really cute. Much love to BAMZ+1 sending many prayers and luck to the family.

  • Passing Through

    # 4 | genius No, I didn’t think yesterday’s photo was fake. Go back and read the blog.

  • julia

    what a beautiful family.. Thank you Jared…Brad looks gooood, loving the haircut! Angelina has a lovely pregnancy glow, and the kids, adorable. US is so kind in this article, wow..

  • angelina mmm

    It still looks like a fake photo for some reason.

  • ck

    thanks JJ for the photo, its great to see them rested and happy as a family in Africa. now if Rica would post her fanfic, it would make my day =)

  • African Girl

    Mumble mumble mumble (swallows). Sorry that was me eating my words. I thought yesterday’s pix were fake. Whew, thank God that is out of the way. Awww, they look cute.

  • Rizos

    Good one to all BAMZ+1 fans, now this one looks better, much better. They really look happy and like a family. You can tell that Maddox and DAD have a connection and Beautiful Sahara is a Happy baby. Angelina is always the goddess and muse. Thanks Jared, Gret picture,Que Viva La BAMZ+1!

  • Angie Fan

    Haha, are we actually turning this site into not just a confessional but a repentance hill? I thought yesterday’s photo was a bit off, though I bit my tongue (fingers). Still, I like the fact that Jared’s got something on BAMZ today, photoshopped or not.

  • Medulla

    Angie,if you read this my girl more power to you Angie, we love you and we pray for your safe delivery.I was born in Africa it’s cool, everything will go well ,do not listen to negatives comments.we are here for and always love, BAMZ+1 fans for ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • g

    i wish the jolle-pitts all the best in the world!! love ‘em!!!! =)

  • lookwhaticando

    They look great, and rested. Glad they are relaxing. exspecially Angie. Bless them

  • g

    i wonder if angelina would really give birth in africa!??! what do you think guy?!

  • The real lou

    Thank you Jared for the new picture.The article was very sweet,I wish this family the best and much happiness.

  • The real lou

    Thank you Jared for the new picture.The article was very sweet,I wish this family the best and much happiness.

  • lylian

    Imagine flying over the reserve in their little plane – it would like just like the movie – Out of Africa. Oh my….On a side note, doesn’t that employee look like he’s got a squint?

  • rudedog

    # 21 | lylian not sure which way he is looking…

  • Passing Through

    # 12 | African Girl LOL! Oh, poor AG. I’ll cut you some slack since you weren’t alone in your disbief.Also, I think your apple picking for Jared may have paid off…he’s increased the character limit to 700! (Uh…apparently he noticed that we figured out ways around the limit!)

  • h20

    brad looks like so young.

  • Be sane

    As Dr. J. Sachs said in an interview, Jolie-Pitt are creating a "global villege" within their family. I always think of Jolie’s Ellen Degenerous interview, towards the end she said, "I llike to mix all cultures in one household, because I think that’s what the world should be". What’s wonderful is that she found a life-partner who would join her and shares the same goal. Well done, Jolie-Pitt! BTW the Ellen D interviewis so endearing, when she talks about Mad’s potty training. She says she "potty dance" when Mad succeeded. I always wondered if she "potty danced" in the set of MAMS and Brad has seen it :)http://angiejolie.free.fr/eng/videotvshow.htm

  • anony mouse

    Angie has a doctor with her should there be a pregnancy crisis and she can be air lifted to a hospital. Meanwhile, so that she has privacy and security while vacationing during her ninth month, local roads are blocked in a region where there are not many roads. How are the local pregnant women supposed to get help if they are in a crisis or simply go about their daily activities to eek out a living? Take lengthy detours while pregnant? In light of this, Angie’s humanitarian activities are hypocritical. It’s all vanity. She cannot have an ordinary pregnancy and she rationalizes it in the context of helping the world. She and Brad are just buying goodwill and good box office returns.

  • African Girl

    Angie FanConfessional and Repentance Hill. Lol. We may as we, it’s been a while since my last confession.

  • Jolie

    Wow this is so cool! Now, I wish I could go to Africa. :):) I don’t know if this is only me, but I think they’ll really be happy there, at least for the moment, and I really hope that the paps will not go crazy and fly over to where they are enjoying some peace and quietness. Lucky, lucky staff to have these pictures taken with the present most popular couple in the world! Angie is so beautiful and Brad so handsome! And their kids — definitely so cute and adorable! I am sure that third kid will be as adorable if not more!

  • Rizos

    #10 angelina mmm, maybe it’s because this could be the emergency or backup camera that everybody have. You know the one that you buy everywhere. You can see miles away that this is not a pro.Que Viva La BAMZ+1!

  • DrD

    I wonder when her witch’s brew will wear off and he will be free.

  • Rizos

    #30 DrD If is made in Africa, NEVER. Good stuff there, like, doctor’s recomended.Que Viva La BAMZ+1!

  • Sultrydame

    I just live this family damn too much. I’m too excited to see their newborn!!!!!!!!

  • Jodie

    Ooops, I mispelled my name, it is Jodie not Jolie. That’s what I got for thinking so much of Angelina Jolie! :)#29The staff probably asked the Pitt family to pose with them and used their own camera – probably a disposable one or a cheaper digital one, but who cares. I would love to have a picture with them myself. :)

  • mary

    It’s all vanity. She cannot have an ordinary pregnancy and she rationalizes it in the context of helping the world. She and Brad are just buying goodwill and good box office returns. # 26 | anony mouse | April 13, 2006 10:22 AM | Report this CommentWhatever they are selling, I am totally buying it. All of a sudden you care about pregnant African women. If you do, get off your critical pedestal and do something to make their lives easier. Untill you do that, you have not earned the right to criticize her actions in any African country she has been to. Sure you can criticize her movie or her relationships, but don’t even pretend that you care about these women and their lives.

  • Original curious

    thanks JJ – The article is really nice for a change! Anony Mouse – I doubt they have all roads blocked off for ALL people – just the razzis. I’m sure locals are having no trouble getting around them – IF the roads are blocked at all.I’m definitely ready for this baby! But, first I suppose the Tomkat one must come [that girl has been pregnant FOREVER!]As to the photo quality, have you ever taken pictures with one of those ones you get in stores? That looks just about the quality of the last two. I’m sorry the people felt they had to sell them – it seems a breach of good faith to Brad and Angelina.Thanks for more characters JJ!

  • Frenchy

    Great article. Kudos to US magazine. I hope some ne does not photoshop that Indian/African man out in between Brad & Angie just because they think it’s cute. I consider myself a citizen of the world and love the fact that an American would want her children to know, see & care as much of the world as possible. The children are priveledged because their parents have means like so many American upper class. But just because you don’t come from a family of means, doesn’t mean you have to be ignorant. There are many organizations to join or volunteer to help in a hands on way.Brad probably never felt more "free" than being with Angelina. I love that he’s so protective of her.

  • lylian

    #26 anony mouse. Did you get that info about the state of roads from the tabloids?? How about getting some facts?Quote from Lonely Planet book about namibia:"However, the easiest way to get around Namibia is to drive and an excellent system of tarred roads covers the country."For more information just click on:http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/africa/namibia/transport?a=gaIsn't it wonderful how much you can learn about Namibia??

  • AddictedtoBAMZ+1

    Passing Through #1!! Congratulations! I know that feeling, as well. Doesn’t take much to make us happy, I guess! They’re Fake, I tell you! They’re both fake! The guy in the middle seems to have no idea what he is doing in the photo! I’ll concede, though, because I so want Brad to look like this again. So Fine! It’s really them! Love you, BAMZ.

  • Lynn Campbell

    Has there ever been another woman who has managed to carry off a pregnancy looking this good? The only other woman who comes to mind is Princess Diana, I’m sure there must have been others but can’t think of anymore at the moment. The amazing thing is Angelina is going around most of the time without any makeup, hair up in a bun, and old black clothes on and she still looks regal. Way to go!

  • irina

    clearly it’s photoshoped

  • African Girl

    Passing ThroughAh I am so glad all that work wasn’t wasted. On the downside, I can barely type because of my Sore fingers.Poor Jared, he didn’t realize he had some security expert on his site. I bet he was in shock when he saw the long posts…like "what? How did they do that?" Anonyin…Mouse (oops I almost spelt your name as Annoying.Let’s seeHypocritical – checkBuying Good Will – checkBuy Box office – checkBad Humanitarian – checkBad Mother?Husband Stealer?Psycho?Oh I guess it’s still early yet.

  • It’s such a fake.

    Look at Brad’s hand- it looks like Angelina’s man hands. Also, notice how Brad is holding Maddox with zero effort. He looks way too casual. Also, one of Maddox’ legs looks normal, but the other one looks like the size of a grown man’s leg. What’s up with that??

  • Passing Through

    # 26 | anony mouse You know what? You crack me up. Every time Jared has new BAMZ pics you’re here spewing your own special brand of malice. Since the haters are always suggesting WE get a life, turn about is fair play. Why don’t YOU get a life? Honestly, exactly what DO you get out of coming here every day and getting pummelled for your pettiness and ill-will? Are you some kind of sadist?There are pros and cons to any situation in life, so I will humbly suggest that you acknowledge that, deal with it and MOVE ON. In other words – GROW UP.

  • jk

    it’s important to look at the background, there is no continuity, the left pic is black, the right is white and there is a line right in the middle

  • Rizos

    #44 jkI think that the wall finish there.Anyway, catch you guys later,Que Viva La BAMZ+1!

  • msguidedmama

    dear lordita, why would she have an OB with her??? She needs a Midwife- OB’s no nothing about reducing technology and or cultural and emotional needs of birth. An OB from the US would be totally lost in a rural setting. Hope she find a good village midwife to tend her.

  • Passing Through

    I’m sorry the people felt they had to sell them – it seems a breach of good faith to Brad and Angelina. # 35 | Original curious++++++++++++++++++++++++I kind of look at this differently. Maybe B/A posed for them for the express purpose of knowing they’d be able to sell the photos? They’ve been around for a while now. They know as soon as they left the apt. that some tab would come snooping around looking for dirt or pictures. With the way the razzi have been hounding them all spring and making money off of them, why not let the people who’ve been working for them have a really big payday for a change? I think B/A are fully aware of how much money the razzi are making for photos of them. I remember back when they were in Canada last summer someone (non-razzi) rudely got in their faces and took a bunch of pictures, knowing they could bring in big money and then sold them for about $50,000. So if the apartment staff can make a little money, I doubt they’re opposed to that.

  • chanel

    so brad pitt and angelina jolie and maddox and zahara will be back to california in this summer to start filming oceans 13? so they are making oceans 13 cool :)

  • Mandarian

    I read there is a new picture of them after leaving that gaming reserve in the New York Post. Has anyone seen it?

  • Fake

    Fake………….They cant get real pics .MADDOX looks like a freak ………well they all do….ewwwwwwwwwww sickening