Brad Pitt’s manager denied a television report on Friday that Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, who has publicly acknowledged she was expecting twins with the actor, had given birth to them in France this week.

“It’s not true. It’s a rumor,” Pitt’s Los Angeles-based talent manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, told Reuters in a statement issued by her office. She declined further comment.

However, Entertainment Tonight said it stood by its report earlier in the day that Jolie had given birth to twin daughters in France, attributing the story to an unidentified person close to the actress.
“The source says she was inside the delivery room, tells ET yes, the babies were born, and yes, mother and daughters are fine,” the syndicated program said in its broadcast.

The story was disputed almost from the start by various other celebrity news outlets, with People magazine quoting an unnamed representative for Jolie on its website as saying: “Angelina has not given birth. She is fine, enjoying her home and her family in France.”

Meanwhile, another celebrity publication, Britain’s NOW magazine, reported the latest additions to the Jolie-Pitt clan had already been named Isla Marcheline and Amelie Jane.