Doctor: Brad Pitt was 'very emotional' at birth of twins
The doctor who delivered Angelina Jolie’s new baby twins has revealed that Brad Pitt was ‘very emotional’ at their birth.
Michael Sussman told press outside the Fondation Lenval Hospital in Nice where Jolie underwent a caesarean section that both parents were ‘calm’ but ‘very emotional’.
He said that during the labour the couple ‘were talking, they were together’, adding: ‘It was an epidural, so [Angelina] was awake and speaking and laughing. They were happy.’
He said that Brad was the perfect bedside partner ‘he was my assistant’, he joked and revealed the actor even cut the umbilical cords.
Sussman added: ‘He was … perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional.’
Asked whether the birth had been a textbook delivery, Sussmann replied, ‘absolutely no problems’, although he did admit to some pre-surgery jitters.
‘It wasn’t pressure on a medical level because I have been practicing for a number of years, but it’s true there was pressure due to the couple’s fame. [But], things happened as I wanted them to happen simply and efficiently.’
Sussman went on to praise the ‘exemplary mother and father’, saying they were ‘people of great simplicity, of great kindness. She is a patient who was totally obedient, very calm, very kind.’
When asked how long Angelina will remain in the hospital, he replied: ‘She will stay for a few days. You know, in Europe it isn’t like in the United States, where the patients go home after three days. They will stay a bit longer until everything is okay.’
He added: ‘The babies are fine. The babies are with the mother and father and they are fine.’