Brad Pitt Says Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Was ‘Heroic’ As They Gear Up For A Summer Wedding

Brad Pitt has spoken about Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy, calling it a 'heroic' choice. The 49-year-old World War Z actor added that it's a 'happy day' for the couple and their six children:
 "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic," he told The London Evening Standard. "I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
It's weird Brad chose a British paper, rather than People magazine to talk to, and that they were given direct quotes. What's interesting though is the timing of the NY Times article's publication - Us Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style and Star all go to print early on Tuesday morning (the final copy is usually approved at around 3-4am NYC time for their issues to hit newsstands in New York on Wednesday and the rest of the country Friday). So they won't be able to cover Angelina's mastectomy in their print editions until next week which'll stretch coverage out to two weeks - a lot for one story. But People magazine's print deadline is Tuesday lunchtime, meaning they should have had time this morning to change up their cover for tomorrow, guaranteeing them a huge boost in sales. I wonder if they (Brad and Angelina) negotiated an extra amount for the American rights on the wedding photos then in return for this favour if that's the case? Because the nuptials are definitely happening at Chateau Miraval this summer - I guarantee you - and they'll be determined to make as much money as they can out of it. For charity, of course. With one carefully-written op-ed, the world's interest in Brangelina getting a happy ever after has gone from a shrug to millions of people across the globe being positively excited about it. Apart from (presumably) one person, that is. I really, really hope that Jennifer Aniston's wedding to Justin Theroux isn't happening this weekend.

About Jen Paul (BOHOMOTH)

Jenny Paul is a veteran showbiz reporter who is based in Cannes in the south of France. She has worked on major breaking news stories over the past decade and more for entertainment news outlets worldwide including: Us Weekly (USA), People magazine (USA), E! News (USA) ABC News (USA), The New York Post (USA), The Sun (UK), The Mirror (UK), The Daily Mail, (UK), The Mail on Sunday (UK) and many others too numerous to mention. She firmly believes that love, truth, hugs, dogs and the power of laughter make the world a better place.
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12 Responses to Brad Pitt Says Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Was ‘Heroic’ As They Gear Up For A Summer Wedding

  1. Payal says:

    Boho that’s low of you to bring jen ino this and insult her, how was she to know jolie would pull this stunt most likely because Jen was getting married, you should critique jolie and brad for their manipulations. Should we ostracise Jen for not having an illness? I don’t get what you’re trying to say? It’s not Jens fault. And I don’t think Jen is sitting their panicking jolie stole her thunder, she is a good person and probably sympathises with her.

    Jolies lies will get into trouble and this is the mother of all lies. Boho have the common decency not to insult Jen, tell me what exactly has she done. wrong? If she wants to get married this weekend she should, she shouldn’t let this hinder her, should the world stop turning because one woman got a operation to prevent a disease she didnt have, and I highly doubt she did, she’s a sociopath.

    You should use your position of influence to call jolie out.

    • Jen Paul says:

      I haven’t insulted Jen at all Payal. I don’t think that Jen’s so shallow that she’d see a wedding to a man she says she has finally found love with as being spoiled by Angelina’s health issues hitting the news.

      It was just a tongue-in-cheek joke about the Jolie-Pitts being in the headlines as she’s planning a wedding.

      And I agree with you, Jen probably sympathises with Brad and Angelina although she wouldn’t probably give the news anything other than a “ohh that sounds awful” before going about her day, surely? It’s not like she sits on internet message boards plotting her next move like a game of tabloid chess with Brange as the opponents.

      On Angelina, whatever people might think about her I’m never going to wish ill health on anyone. She’s still a human-being and a mother of six small children. She’s greatly reduced her chances of contracting breast cancer and now likely faces the decision to have further surgery on her uterus which will probably (I’m no doctor) mean she can’t have more children.

      The fact people are talking about it is a positive thing in my opinion.

      I genuinely hope that as many women as possible go and get medical check-ups now because the subject of women’s health is in the news – perhaps a missed smear or a mammogram they’ve been putting off. How could I ever argue that’s a bad thing?

      • Payal says:

        Sorry boho I didnt understand I was too annoyed because this triangle is constantly dragged up and in this situation there was no need to bring Jen up, but thats not on you personally.

        I’m not horrible but like I said jolie doesn’t actually have cancer other people genuinely do and other celebs have done and they haven’t made a big deal out of it as much as she has and trust me it will only get worse and that’s what I want people to call them out on, that none of this is out of the goodness of their hearts, it’s carefully planned to get maximum publicity and four them on a level that’s nobody will say anything bad to them because of the C word. I dread this poor me act that will follow. Think about it brads movie promotions are starting.

        I think brad and angelina are incapable of feeling so I don’t feel sorry for her as she has done nothing worth being hailed about as some sort of cancer hero, thousands of women do this everyday, if jolie hadn’t told the world or done this then would people have no idea of the horrors of cancers or not know about mastectomys? I doubt it. I ask to stop worshipping her and that just because she’s done it, all her nastiness has been swept over.

        Nothing in her life will change compared to those are actually suffering, in fact this just brings them more happiness because she’s widely in the media again. She is not the first or last person this has happened to or will happen to. Stop giving her the press, how are her and brads and his family’s statements helping anyone other than herself. Kylie minogue, sheryl crow etc have done more for cancer than she ever has and ever will. I sort of hope they keep going on and on about to the point where they shoot themselves in the foot and people get annoyed. Just understand my pov.

        This is not on you personally boho, just in general, having re read your posts I see that you are also saying how much this has benefited them pr wise. Just keep spreading that message. She is not worthy of any sympathy. I’m not sorry to say that I do wonder if she’s lying through her teeth about all of it.

  2. db says:

    Paypal… while it’s nice not to have a brangelina loonie – you need to READ if you plan on commenting.

    This site is not angelina friendly… they are just pointing out the obvious – that this was probably done to shade on Jen. This is the only site that has repeatedly reported the Jolie-pitt popularity decline (and w/ lengthy pieces).

    She is saying the OPPOSITE. The timing is VERY SUSPECT for the surgery / announcement. The testing for angelina’s pre-disposition was most likely detected YEARS AGO.

    My mother had ovarian cancer and while she did not pass away from it, she died from cancer in 2003. In 2009 at 36 I was diagnosed with an advanced case of breast cancer on my right breast. After surgery and while receiving treatment, the tests were run on me and the determination regarding the liklihood of other cancers was raised with an alarm for my younger sister’s health.

    AGAIN – this is for a “normal” person with “regular” health insurance. Not a multi-millionaire.

    While I was told there was time (and I can’t bring myself to undergo more surgery yet) – and I still can’t bring myself to undergo more treatment yet (and for that I give Angelina kudos).

    While I have no idea when her mother died – it was well before my mother and chances are that she was waiting for a good time to have surgery. I have a hard time believing that she accidentally chose a period right before Jen’s marriage and I think that Bohomoth does as well.

    Again – it’s a horrible decision to have to make regardless of how much money you have – it’s a part of you that you will never get back. It’s not like cosmetic surgery – it’s a disease that has taken your body hostage and even when you have lost someone (like I did my mother) – and had a very close call myself – it’s not something you just jump at. I doubt she did either – and thank Go-d she’s publicised it – she will hopefully raise awareness and save women around with the world with the PR.

    But again – the operative word is PR. Noone is bashing Jen (that Celebitchy’s job) – so please just read and process before bashing one of the few upfront sites.

    Again – I’ve commented on this more than I have on anything in 5 years of reading blogs =- probably because my fight with cancer feels like it will never be over – but this is not a good vs bad situation – it’s just an honest assessment of a situation.

    • Jen Paul says:

      I’m really sorry to read about your mom db, and your own battle with cancer. It’s such a cruel and horrible disease and I really hope that they find a cure and fast for everyone not just millionaires.

      On a slightly different note, my stepfather died of cancer the year before last and it ripped through his body and he was dead within six weeks of the diagnosis. My poor mum is still devastated and her watching her husband bedridden and frail when they had hope they would enjoy their retirement was beyond a cruel twist of fate.

      I really hope that things change in the medical world so you don’t need further treatment or surgery db. My neighbour had breast cancer a few years ago and she did recover and she swears (I don’t know about this but this is just what she said) that positive thinking was what made the difference for her. She spent hours every day visualising herself healing (wacky maybe but true). I don’t know if that’s the case and that worked or if she was lucky but it got her through and that’s the important part.


    • Boadaciousbetty says:

      db…I’m so very sorry. You sound so wise and positive.

      With love.

    • Sylly says:

      God, I am so sorry for what you’ve been through. Please know that a lot of people you don’t know are sending you warm thoughts and best wishes.

      And thank you for comments about Jen. Of all bloggers, she has been the most impartial and clear-eyed about the whole Jolie/Pitt/Aniston thing. It always makes me angry when people come to her “house” and “yell” at her (insert little fist-shaking emoticon).

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I wish them well and hope that wedding is going on for the right’s their lives and we all know anything can happen so lets enjoy what we’re given.

  4. Siska says:

    Hope they all happy and the impending wedding will be celebrate with more coverage consider how massive their fans base.
    I think with angie announcement ,she gains more fans,her story being covered by mainstream media and mostly all positive,it’s given extra info for people who looking for preventative method of cancer.
    This is way,there are no other couple that can match them and they are very sassy on controlling their image,specially angie,without sound like desperate pr move like goop.

    Anyway.on the lighter note.that brad flies to special special place just too look for a special jam that cost $12 per jar….mmm must be very yummy.i still love my Nutella.

  5. angelina had the op to save her life – nothing heroic about that

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