It’s safe to say that many of us were left speechless on Monday when Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent a voluntary double mastectomy to avoid a very high threat of breast and ovarian cancer. Now, her fiancé, Brad Pitt, has opened up about Jolie’s decision and is calling her a “hero” for getting the double mastectomy.
“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,” said Pitt in an interview with the U.K.’s Evening Standard.
“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,” he added.
In the op-ed, Jolie praised her husband for his never-ending support, saying that he stuck with her throughout the entire treatment.
“I am fortunate to have a partner like Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition,” Jolie explained.
“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.”
And we definitely agree with Pitt in saying that Jolie’s decision was nothing short of heroic, we haven’t forgotten that Brad is a hero in his own right. Luckily, he’s not the only one.
Check out some other celebrity husbands and wives who have stood by their partners in times of need below. – nicholas robinson