Baby Brangelina!

Someone get Jennifer Aniston some tissues. The Pitt-Jolie clan is getting even bigger.

Published January 11, 2006 1:18PM (EST)

This morning brings breaking news from People magazine's Web site: After months of speculation, representatives close to both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have confirmed that the tabloid-titillating couple are expecting a child this summer.

According to the magazine, one of the first people to learn the big news was an aid worker from the Dominican Republic, where Jolie is currently on location shooting a film. Just one month ago Pitt filed papers to become the adoptive father of Angelina's two adopted children, Zahara and Maddox.

Will this finally put a stop to the bloodthirsty baby bookmaking that has obsessed the media since Pitt and Aniston separated amid speculation that she was unwilling to reproduce? How ironic that it was exactly one year ago today that our own Rebecca Traister penned these words about the Pitt-Aniston breakup: "The media lesson we're all being fed [is that] ... 'You may land a hot husband, ladies, but you'd better pop one out soon, or you won't keep him.'"

Looks like Angelina learns fast.

By Sarah Karnasiewicz

Sarah Karnasiewicz is a freelance writer and photographer based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Until recently, she was senior editor at Saveur magazine; prior to that she was deputy Life editor at Salon. She has contributed to the New York Times, the New York Observer and Rolling Stone, among other publications. For more of her work, visit and Signs and Wonders.

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