Angelina Jolie Gets Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy at the Pink Lotus Breast Center and is deeply thankful for the support she received from her partner and lover Brad Pitt. Jolie said that she and Pitt concluded that the procedure was the best thing to do in the interest of their family. Jolie and Pitt are raising six children.

Jolie explained that she discovered she has a genetic predisposition to develop breast cancer and had an 87% chance of developing the disease. Jolie, age 37, lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, six years ago to ovarian cancer at age 56. Jolie was very close to her mother.

Jolie said that, during the procedure, Pitt stayed by her side the entire time.

The two of them shared poignant moments together and even laughs. It was her hope that the procedure would bring them closer together, and she said “it has”. Jolie, a renowned humanitarian, discussed her procedure in personal terms in an opinion editorial for the New York Times. Pitt spoke with the British periodical “Evening Standard” and said that he found Jolie to be courageous. He further explained that his view of her courage only grew deeper after having seen her decision up front and personal.

Pitt and Jolie talk Marriage

Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt appear to be edging closer to marriage following Jolie’s revelation about her double mastectomy.

37 year old Jolie revealed she recently had both of her breasts removed after testing positive for the breast cancer gene BRCA1 and being told she had an 87 percent chance of developing cancer. Keeping the mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery secret Jolie has since praised Pitt for the support and love he has shown her during the three month process of surgeries. The pair are reported to have edged closer to making their 2011 engagement official since Jolie’s health problems and look set to begin wedding planning in earnest.

Although no wedding plans are yet in place because of Jolie’s health issues and the problems surrounding 48 year old Pitt’s new film World War Z sources claim Jolie has considered possible wedding locations. During recent months Pitt has revealed the six children of Jolie are consistently questioning when the wedding will occur, adding to the pressure felt to quickly arrange a marriage. One possible wedding location which has already been ruled out is the couple’s $60 million French mansion Chateau Mirval; some sources claim Jolie wants to marry in one of the country’s Jolie has worked in for charity.


EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie plans to marry Brad Pitt ‘sooner rather than later’ after grueling double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie praises Brad Pitt’s support during double mastectomy