Posted on Tue May 14th, 2013 9:30am PDT By X17 Staff
She's lucky to have such a supportive sweetie!
Following Angelina Jolie's admission in a New York Times op-ed piece that she recently underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene that greatly increased her chances of breast and ovarian cancer, her partner Brad Pitt is speaking out about her bravery regarding the difficult decision.
"Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family," he gushed to the The London Evening Standard.
The Oscar winner revealed her decision to undergo the operation was heavily influenced by the love she has for her brood and her beau.
"I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that's it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was," Jolie wrote in the piece.
We applaud Miss Jolie for speaking out and raising awareness!
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