NEW YORK (AP) — If the two most gorgeous people in the world had a child, what would it look like? Angelina Jolie will answer that question this summer, when the bombshell Mr. and Mrs. Smith actress is due to give birth to boyfriend Brad Pitt's baby.
By Isaac Brekken, AP
Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that Jolie is pregnant with Pitt's child. Jolie leaked the news to a charity aid worker while filming the political thriller The Good Shepherd in the Dominican Republic on Monday, People magazine reported. (Related story: Jolie to have Pitt's baby)
Pitt, Hollywood heartthrob and former flame to actresses Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow, has also filed to be the adoptive father of Jolie's two children, Maddox and Zahara.
But their new addition will be the glamorous couple's first biological baby, a presumable shoo-in for "Sexiest Offspring Alive."
That would follow in the parents' footsteps. Jolie was named Esquire magazine's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2004, while Pitt was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1994 and 2000.
Dr. Lawrence Reed, a New York City-based plastic surgeon, said the child's good genes will in all likelihood make his services unnecessary.
"You have a very beautiful mother with great bone structure," said Reed. "You have a very handsome father with excellent bone structure and facial features. The genetic prediction would make this child have a greater chance by far of being what everyone would consider an attractive baby, an attractive person."
Reed said he predicts Brangelina's baby will be "much taller" than Pitt, who stands at 6 feet, and the 5 feet, 7 inches Jolie.
"The eyes will be incredible," he said. "I can't see this ever not working out."
Dr. Stephen Marquardt, who studies human attractiveness and uses math to measure beauty ratios, disagrees, saying gene combinations can produce infinite possibilities, including less attractive results.
Nevertheless, Marquardt said he thinks there's "probably a better chance that you can have pretty kids if you have pretty people."
"I think if you kind of averaged their faces, you'd have a pretty reasonable looking kid," said Marquardt. "She's real exaggerated, he's kind of plain."
But in the end, as Dr. Jasper Rine, a genetics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, points out, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
"Based upon my many years of experience with genetics and as a parent, I can safely predict that the two parents will consider their baby beautiful. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...tm?POE=LIFISVA