<p><span></span>Tourists out for a stroll in Venice, Italy, on Feb. 22 were in for a surprise: The biggest movie stars in the world, <strong>Brad Pitt </strong>and <strong>Angelina Jolie</strong>, were also walking around town. But the bigger shock was who was with them. The couple, who have kept twins Vivienne and Knox almost completely hidden since their July 2008 birth, proudly carried the 19-month-olds in their arms. "It was such a surprise to see the twins," one eyewitness tells <em>Life & Style</em>. "They've gotten so much bigger since the last time the world saw them -- they're like little kids and not babies anymore. And I couldn't believe how much they look like big sister Shiloh, especially with those lips!"<br />
Despite the raft of recent reports that Brad, 46, and Angie, 34, had met with a lawyer to arrange their split (which the lawyer denied), Brad, Angelina and their brood spent about a week out and about in the Italian city. On Feb. 16, they stopped for ice cream -- lemon for Angie, black cherry, vanilla, caramel and strawberry for the kids, nothing for Brad -- at La Gelateria Lo Squero. "They seemed very peaceful, happy," co-owner Beatrice Zennaro tells Life & Style. "I read in the newspapers that they were having problems, but it didn't seem the case."
So why have the twins been hidden for so long? Brad and Angie haven't felt the need to show them off. "Friends and family see the twins all the time," notes a family insider. "Brad and Angelina have large homes that allow for playing and running and exploring. If you had a château in France or a mansion in LA, you wouldn't need to take the kids out much either."
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