Brad Pitt has spoken in an interview about his partner Angelina Jolie‘s decision to go public with her double mastectomy surgery, which she wrote about earlier in the week in an op-ed piece.
“I’m quite emotional about it, of course,” the 49-year-old World War Z star told USA Today. “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.”
Brad added that during the process, Angelina traveled to the Congo, London, and New York. “This was during Stage 2 [when the double mastectomy was performed],” he said. “Literally it was just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”
He also chatted about how he and Angie‘s children, Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4, dealt with the process. “We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it.”