Brad Pitt Talks Angelina Jolie Surgery: "I'm Quite Emotional"
Actor says Ange could have kept her op a secret as the results are 'good'...
In an essay for the New York Times, Ange confessed that she decided to have the procedure after finding out she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene and had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
After branding Jolie "absolutely heroic" for making the decision to remove both her breasts public, Pitt has continued to praise Ange during an interview with USA Today, saying: "I’m quite emotional about it, of course.
"She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results.
"But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger."
The World War Z actor went on to add that himself and Ange tried to make light of the situation for the sake of their six children, explaining: "We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it.
"[It was] an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months. And I’ll tell you, it’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a spectre hanging over our heads."
Pitt concluded: "To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that."
Jolie's father, actor Jon Voight, has also expressed his "love and admiration" for the 37-year old beauty to E! News, confessing he only found out about her double mastectomy from reading articles online.
Brad's mother Jane Pitt also praised Jolie, stating to People: "We're so very proud of Angie. This means so much to our family, especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly."
People also claims the Salt star is now said to be considering an operation to remove her ovaries, as the BRCA1 gene also gives her a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer.