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People Staff
January 23, 2007 AT 03:40 PM EST

The rumors are true, Angelina Jolie is expecting a child with Brad Pitt. This was confirmed by PEOPLE in its latest edition. On the cover, the actress appears showing off her distended tummy.

“Yes I am pregnant,” Jolie told an employee of a charity foundation in the Dominican Republic, where she is currently filming scenes from the movie The Good Shepherd and working with the Haitian foundation Yele Haiti. Later on, the news was confirmed to PEOPLE by the representatives of both actors.

This will be the first biological child for both Pitt and Jolie, who has two adopted children, Maddox (4) and Zahara (1), and are in the process of being adopted by the actor.

Pitt’s desire to be a father was well known, given that for many years he had stated his desire to have a large family. Although the actor was married for four and a half years to actress Jennifer Aniston, he did not have any children with her. For her part, Jolie confessed on several occasions of her intention to continue adopting. Congratulations!

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