American magazine US Weekly has apologised after incorrectly reporting Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had adopted a baby boy together.

The actors have repeatedly denied reports they are a couple since Pitt and estranged wife Jennifer Aniston ended their marriage in January (05), despite the Mr And Mrs Smith co-stars being photographed several times with Jolie's son MADDOX.

On Wednesday (06JUL05), Jolie confirmed she had adopted an orphan baby girl from Ethiopia, but was remaining a single mother.

Us Weekly bosses issued a correction only hours after their latest issue hit newsstands, claiming Pitt and Jolie had adopted the child together.

Their website says, "Jolie's new daughter is, in fact, a girl and while Pitt was present when Jolie signed the adoption papers, he himself was not a party to the adoption...

"We learned that we had made these errors and stopped the print run in order to correct the story. However, not all issues were corrected in time."

08/07/2005 12:55