Brad Pitt On Angelina Jolie: 'She Is Absolutely Heroic'
Actor has spoken about her choice to have a double mastectomy...
The Tomb Raider actress opened up about her decision to have the operation during an essay in the New York Times, with Ange telling how she discovered she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene, which gave her an 87% chance of being struck with breast cancer.
Pitt has now paid homage to Jolie's courage for having the procedure, telling the Evening Standard: "Having witnessed this decision first hand, 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."
In her letter, Ange also spoke of Brad's support throughout her ordeal, writing: "I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive…
"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."