Brad Pitt opened up on Tuesday and revealed his feelings about his fiance Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy.
“I’m quite emotional about it, course,” Pitt states. “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.”
Although Jolie was not see in public as much as she usually is, Pitt makes sure to mention that his fiancée was able to keep prior commitments, one of which included attending a conference which honored a Pakistani hero:
“This was during Stage 2 (when the double mastectomy was performed), literally it was just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”
Pitt also states: “It’s been an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months. It’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a spectre hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that.”
It is quite amazing that Jolie went public with this and is using it to hopefully inspire others who may be going through the same thing.