Six months after they sold the first pictures of their newborn twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have stepped out in public with their youngest children for the first time. Fresh from the weekend's Screen Actor's Guild Awards in Los Angeles, the A-listers returned to mummy and daddy duty as they brought their large brood to Japan. After managing to shield Vivienne and Knox from the world for an impressive six months, the couple finally showed off their latest additions of the family at Narita International Airport.
Their little girl Vivienne - named after Angelina's late mother - looked the spitting image of her older biological sister Shiloh Nouvel, two. With her rosebud lips, big blue eyes and rosy cheeks, little Vivienne looked exactly like Shiloh did in her earlier years. Dressed in a white cashmere and nestled in a sling attached to mum Angelina, wide-eyed Vivienne couldn't keep her eyes off the busy hub of the airport lounge. Meanwhile, her twin brother Knox was dressed just like his dad in a grey jumper and flat cap.
Just like his twin sister, he had big blue eyes, a button nose and the distinctive lips they could only have inherited from their stunning mother.
After spending 11 hours on a flight with six children, Brad and Angelina could have been forgiven for being in a bad mood. But as they walked through the arrivals hall, the couple looked ecstatic to be back in the company of their children after spending the last few weeks promoting their movies and attending awards. Today marks the first public outing of Knox and Vivienne since they were first photographed in an exclusive magazine deal.
American magazine People and British magazine Hello! paid $14million for the rights to the photos, with the money going to charity. Their high price tag made Vivienne and Knox the subject of the most expensive baby photos ever. The fraternal twins weighed just 5lb each when they were born on July 12 last year in Nice in the south of France. As well as biological daughter Shiloh, who was born in Namibia in 2006, the couple also have three adopted children. Cambodian-born Maddox, who was originally adopted by Angelina with her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, is seven, Vietnamese Pax Thien is five and Ethiopian Zahara Marley, who turned four on January 8. The family are in Japan for the premiere of Brad's latest film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. They are expected to return to their native U.S. next month for the Oscars, where both Brad and Angelina have been nominated for Benjamin Button and The Changeling respectively.