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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Open Up in 'Today' Interview (Video)

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Open Up in 'Today' Interview (Video)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are opening up about their lives in a rare interview with legendary journalist Tom Brokaw, which aired on The Today Show on Monday morning (November 2).

The 40-year-old actress and directer discussed how she used the same doctor to remove her ovaries who previously treated her late mother Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in 2007.

“We had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors,” Angelina said. “So, the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother’s doctor. And apparently my mother had said to her, ‘Promise me you will take Angie’s ovaries out.’ So when we kind of got together, we both had a big cry, and she said, ‘I promised your mother, and I gotta do this.’”

During the interview, Brad praised his wife’s bravery and courage.

“There was no vanity to my wife’s approach,” Brad said. “It was mature. ‘This is our life and we’re gonna make the best of it.’ There was a strength in that. It was just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter, and she was doing it for the kids, and she was doing it for her family so we could be together.”

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  • Bumble

    ‘She had no vanity’: Brad Pitt praises Angelina Jolie’s courage in face of surgeries as actress reveals her ovaries were removed by her late mother’s doctor

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3300334/Brad-Pitt-praises-Angelina-Jolie-s-courage-face-surgeries-actress-reveals-ovaries-removed-late-mother-s-doctor.html#ixzz3qLgmUwm2
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  • Bumble

    Angelina Jolie Reveals She Used the Same Doctor to Remove Her Ovaries Who Had Treated Her Mother: ‘We Both Had a Big Cry’
    ………………….
    http://www.people.com/article/angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-today-show-interview

  • busted

    Beautiful and emotional interview. So obvious how in love they are

  • Bumble

    Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie open up on marriage, health in rare interview
    ………………………..
    As Angelina Jolie made the difficult decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in March, her mother’s own eight-year battle with cancer was never far from her mind.

    “We had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors,” Jolie told Tom Brokaw in a rare joint interview with husband Brad Pitt on TODAY Monday. “So, the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother’s doctor. And apparently my mother had said to her, ‘Promise me you will take Angie’s ovaries out.’ So when we kind of got together, we both had a big cry, and she said, ‘I promised your mother, and I gotta do this.”’
    Jolie’s mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999 and died at 56 years old in 2007. Jolie and Pitt’s upcoming movie, “By the Sea,” was inspired by Jolie’s bereavement after her mother’s death. Jolie not only acts in the film but also is the writer, director and producer.

    “We can’t say what the whole film is about, but a lot of the film was when I went to visit my mom in the hospital, when she found out she had cancer the first time, she was gonna have her ovaries removed, (and) she was very upset, feeling like…they’re taking out her parts that were female, and there was a woman down the hall who was wailing. I later found out it was a young woman who had not had children yet, and that put everything into perspective.”

    Eight years after Bertrand’s death and months before the death of her aunt from breast cancer, Jolie underwent a double mastectomy in 2013 after testing positive for a gene with an 87 percent risk of her developing breast cancer. In March of this year, a blood test showed she could have signs of early-stage ovarian cancer, leading to her latest procedure.

    “I was out in France, and Angie called me and I got straight on a plane to return,” Pitt said. “Seeing my wife have to be her strongest and knowing that it’s the scariest news is terribly moving. And not being there is a horrible feeling.”

    Jolie’s ovarian surgery also brought on the early onset of menopause.

    “Every woman is different when they go through menopause, and…I didn’t know emotionally how I would feel,” she said. “I knew the breast would be a bigger surgery and physically changing. The ovaries is more, your hormones changing and your emotions changing, but it’s different. You feel different.”

    Her ordeal only strengthened the bond between the couple, who have been together for 10 years, married for one, and have six children together.
    http://www.today.com/news/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-open-marriage-health-rare-interview-t53406

  • Bumble

    Massive respect to both Angelina and Brad.

  • Bumble

    B. Moore ‏@kem74moore 2h2 hours agoBoston, MA
    @TODAYshow their genuineness shines thru!!! she is the epitome if strength!!! #angelinaandbrad

  • Bumble

    Randi Born ‏@randix0born 2h2 hours ago
    @TODAYshow thank you for that story, as a young woman surviving breast cancer that was an awesome interview to watch.

  • Bumble

    Sarah Di Lorenzo ‏@sardilorenzo 2h2 hours ago
    @TODAYshow Thank you @tombrokaw for the open and honest interview. Brad and Angelina are beautiful souls.

  • Bumble

    Arthur Yancey ‏@PhotographerAY 1h1 hour ago
    @TODAYshow I saw this and I am glad that she is so positive. Changes to your body does not change a person.

  • wika

    Thanks Jared. I love how the video still used is the one where Brad’s looking at her as she talks about him. Lovely couple.

  • wika

    Thanks Jared. I love how the video still used is the one where Brad’s looking at her as she talks about him. Lovely couple.

  • Bumble

    Maria⚜Houshmand ‏@MARIAEHOUSHMAND 2h2 hours ago
    @TODAYshow look how they lean towards one other. Nice

  • Felinelilly

    Thanks Bumble for reposting everything. The audio interview won’t play for me, I hope someone will put it on youtube.

  • wika

    Have you tried gossip cop’s ver? Or today’s ver?

  • neer

    Bringing over here my post about the Today AJBP interview….

    AJBP gives Hollywood union a good name by their manifestation of true love and right values. They are very, very rare. They are one of a kind. Hence, I say they are the best. They never claim to be perfect. They face some issues as well but they are giving us a very good example on how to deal them in a mature, graceful, responsible, supportive & loving way.

    I cried even just by reading the article & looking at the pics (before I watched the video).

    Their eyes looking at each other, their holding hands….. the care, support & love.

    My ideal couple.

    May God bless them always.

  • Felinelilly

    The NBC version, the one on this thread. But NBC or anything having to do with it is blocked outside the US. Or maybe just in France.

  • wika
  • vickifromtexas

    beautiful interview. the feelings they shared and the things they communicated with body language and eye contact just beautiful. the love is so evident in word and deed. i would say the way angelina has shared with other women her journey is very much a gift from a woman who cares about other women.

  • changeling

    This has to be reposted here. A clip of the commercial that was not included in the full interview. As soon as Brad got seated, he went to on grab Angie’s thigh. Walking holding hands…awwww

    http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/k4b0qvi9ruO8mWdCIRK

  • Dawne

    I went over and spammed Peeps page for laughs. Got a few trolls irritated.

  • wika

    I heard him said, “hi baby” at the end of the clip…not sure if I’m the only one hearing things o_o

  • Dawne

    Ticky has this interview on a loop and is calling Chris to get her weave touched up before it becomes a worse hair day.

  • Dawne

    It was palpable. Brad eyes when he even glances at her…………he was a goner from the git go and clearly still is.

  • Lily

    Love they were holding hands and Angie rubbing Brad’s hand. so moving and sweet, you can feel their deep conncection.

  • WandaBread

    Awww I loved this interview. I’m crying before work. Great!

  • Dawne

    Interesting how Brad made Angie feel about the breast surgery changing her body………….her womanhood lies in her smarts and that she is such a loving mother to ground their family. Guess the Tick should have read a book instead of going to the spa.

  • gemdiamond

    All the while crying and drowning in her beer!!!

  • Dawne

    that would be Cristal……..not beer. LMAO

  • Felinelilly

    LOL. I was crying so thank you for this laugh Dawne.

  • BH

    This absolutely true. She did not have to share this very personal ordeal with us. It was very generous of her to tell the world about it. Brad is very proud of his brave, bold, and beautiful girl.

  • WandaBread

    Yeah, it really feels like she is lucky to have a man like that. I remember when she first announced her mastectomy a bunch of men on Twitter were mourning the loss of her boobs instead of seeing her bravery

  • Dawne

    I do believe he does not feel complete if he is not touching his wife.

  • Dawne

    quel surprise.

  • wika

    Changeling, you mentioned the part where they’re at the balcony and he had his arms around her…is that another clip?

  • Dawne

    someone said Angie is trending on yahoo……….one interview and the Hair couldnt pull it off with her hyped but secret wedding……………LOL

  • neer

    The TODAY interview of Angelina Jolie Pitt & Brad Pitt:

    (cr JPS)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLcUqOnVbbg

  • gemdiamond

    Ooops…….my bad!!!

  • gemdiamond

    Thnx, Neer!!!

  • changeling

    Yes, it was another clip to plug the coming up interview few minutes before they actually ran Tom Brokaw’s segment. I wish JPS or anyone downloaded it just like the walk holding hands I reposted above.

  • AWHODAT

    This is the best example of true love between a man and a woman that most people will ever see.

    Have u noticed that suddenly everyone is in love with Brad and Angie’s love. LMAO It seems the usual trolls have crawled into their black hole for the time being, licking their arses as they stay away from the blinding rays of this sunlight that is Brad and Angie’s love.

    Sunlight is indeed the best disinfectant. Best insect repellent. Best vampire slayer. LMFAO

  • vickifromtexas

    her very “private wedding”. hahahaha

  • AWHODAT

    If that bitsh had any shame (and of course we know she hasnt) she wouldbt allow anymore leaks by huvsy about that sham ‘wedding’. It only makes her look more pathetic (if that were even possible)

  • Bwest

    Another interview that will be copied by many other couples! A life lesson and partnership. They love and respect each other , we can see in their eyes and when they seek each other before each answer! This can not lie ! Really love this couple, the best HW !

  • Premali

    Thanks Neer. I taped it too.

  • WandaBread

    Okay when we will see the whole interview? I was so enthralled by this little clip that i did not hear when we’ll get the whole thing.
    Anyone else think Vanessa’s grief might be about not being able to have children?

  • Dawne

    Stalk this TherouxlyHen. LOL Cue Billy Bush seated across from the two reading challenged C listers sharing intimate details about how they have to struggle through life; the failed screenwriter who cannot read and the Dyslexic who occasionally mistakenly parts her Hair on the wrong side……

  • Dawne

    think you are onto something.

  • Ause Ekel

    Beautiful interview. Can’t wait to watch By The Sea, the two trailers released really let me curious about it.

  • Dawne

    you just cannot fake authentic……costs her a ton to keep trying but bitch fails to realize the average person is not as dumb as she is.

  • Dawne

    Tom in his debrief surely focused on their honesty. Not so subtle message to the wannabes. Also that when they have nothing to do contractually they retreat to their very private lives. He gets it.