Brad Pitt: Angelina Is a Hero
Praises Jolie's decision to get double mastectomy
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2013 10:57 AM CDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Brad Pitt, who was with Angelina Jolie when she had her preventative double mastectomy, tells the Evening Standard he stands fully behind her 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," he said, adding that all he wants 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 column about the procedure, Jolie had praised Pitt as a "loving and supportive" partner. "Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries," she wrote. "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." Pitt's not the only one admiring Jolie's decision; the Hollywood Reporter notes that celebrities from Sheryl Crow to Dr. Drew are hailing her bravery. CNN's Zoraida Sambolin, meanwhile, said today that she's also planning a double mastectomy in wake of a cancer diagnosis.

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May 15, 2013 12:34 PM CDT
Gemini528 loved your comment thanks for the laugh. If she is smoker than she better give that up as well or this makes no sense.
May 15, 2013 1:49 AM CDT
I'm never going to really think that Brad Pitt is a good guy, but I'm glad if he knows how to be a good partner.
May 14, 2013 7:24 PM CDT
Both were (still are?) smokers, but of course the media doesn't let a little thing like the truth stand in the way of a good story.