Tuesday morning, the New York Times published an article penned by Angelina Jolie in which she revealed that she had recently undergone a double mastectomy. She described her decision to move forward with the multiple procedures after doctors informed her that she had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer. Now, following the double mastectomy, Jolie only has a five percent risk. While some people are questioning Jolie’s decision to get the procedure done, her life partner and the father of her six children, Brad Pitt, is standing by her side.
“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic,” Pitt tells the London Evening Star. “I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”
Pitt adds: “All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.”
In Jolie’s New York Times piece, she also described how grateful she was to have Pitt’s support during this trying time. “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive,” she wrote. “So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”
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