Pitt, Jolie Thank Namibia for Peaceful Birth

ByABC News via logo
June 8, 2006, 9:22 AM

June 8, 2006 — -- In their first public appearance since the birth of the world's most famous baby, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie offered their thanks to their adopted country of Namibia.

"We are proud that our daughter was born here," Pitt told local reporters, "and we leave with fond memories and definitely hungry to return."

The star couple's baby daughter, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, was born at a private hospital in Namibia on May 27.

Today, the couple stood alongside Namibian first lady Penexupifo Pohamba and the country's child welfare minister Marlene Mungunda as they addressed reporters.

"We were afforded a peace here that we could not have at home," Pitt said. "It means very much to us, just getting to spend quality time together, to do the things normal families would do."

So, could wedding bells be in the future for the proud parents? Not right now, says Jolie.

"The focus is the kids, and we are obviously extremely committed to the children and as parents together," she said. "So that kind of says it for us, and to have a ceremony on top of it is nothing."

People magazine says Jolie and Pitt plan to leave Namibia in the coming days, and the country will have to say goodbye -- for now -- to its most celebrated new two-week-old citizen.

People magazine showcases exclusive photos, for which they reportedly paid more than $4 million. Sporting her mother's trademark lips, little Shiloh sleeps soundly in her fathers arms in the images. Though she doesn't open her eyes in photos, People reports she has her father's blue eyes.

ABC News' Nancy Weiner reported this story for "Good Morning America."