Angeline Jolie Makes First Public Appearance Since Double Mastectomy Announcement

By: Peggy Truong / June 2, 2013

There’s our girl, Angelina Jolie.

On Sunday, the Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian made her first public appearance since announcing that she had a preventative double mastectomy.

The venue could not be more fitting: the world premiere of her longtime love Brad Pitt’s new film World War Z, held at the Empire Leicester Square in London, England.

Jolie, 37, looked radiant in a long black dress while she stayed close to Pitt, who showered her with kisses on the red carpet.

In an op-ed piece published in The New York Times on May 14, Jolie made a stunning announcement, writing that she had surgery to decrease her high risk of developing breast cancer.

“I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive,” she added. “So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition … We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”

Pitt, 49, later added, “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. 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.”