Jolie’s representative, Adam Waldman of Washington’s Endeavor Group, told news website The Daily Beast that the actress was only in Haiti to work on a project for children.
Earlier this week, the Daily Mirror and other U.K. newspapers reported that the couple was in the process of adopting a 4-year-old orphan named Leah from Haiti.
“There is no truth to these rumors,” Waldman said in a statement to the website.
“Rather, Ms. Jolie is focused on enhancing the welfare and legal protection of children within Haiti,” Waldman said.
“As such, she has been meeting with government of Haiti officials, Haitian legal experts, and non-governmental organizations regarding a new initiative of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation. The recently launched Jolie Legal Fellows Program will assist the justice system in Haiti to improve child protection.”
Waldman said that Jolie, 35, has never actually met any girl named Leah.
Jolie, the Salt and The Tourist star who was named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in 2001, had traveled to Haiti a few times and donated $1 million to disaster relief efforts after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated the country in 2010, according to Reuters.
For her next project, Jolie will lend her voice to Tigress in Kung Fu Panda 2, which is set to come out in May 2011. Pitt, 47, will star in The Tree of Life, Moneyball, and Happy Feet 2 in 3-D, all slated to hit theaters this year.
The couple has six children: Maddox Chivan, Zahara Marley, and Pax Thien, who are adopted; and Shiloh Nouvel, Knox Leon, and Vivienne Marcheline, who are biological.