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Angelina on Brad's Support During Surgery: "Knew I Wouldn't Feel Less of a Woman"

  | November 01, 2015 18:47 IST (Los Angeles)
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A file photo of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

"I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was going to feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn't going to let that happen," Angelina Jolie said in a joint interview with Brad Pitt on a talk show. They will be next seen together in By The Sea

Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie praised her husband, actor Brad Pitt for his support during her preventative double mastectomy in 2013, and the surgery to remove her ovaries earlier this year.
"I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was going to feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn't going to let that happen," Angelina said in a joint interview with Brad on talk show Today to promote their forthcoming film By The Sea, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Angelina had the double mastectomy at the age of 37, after learning that she had an 87 per cent risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene. (Also Read: Brad Pitt and I Have Our Issues, Says Angelina Jolie)

Due to the same anomaly, she had a 50 per cent risk of developing ovarian cancer and decided to get the oophorectomy two years later, which brought upon early menopause. (Also Read: Angelina Jolie has Ovaries Removed Over Cancer Fears)
Brad said that his role was to "support" Angelina as much as possible during that time. He said he would do "whatever's got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done."
The couple, who have six children, got married in August 2014 after nine years together. By The Sea will release on November 13.

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