Angeline Jolie Makes First Public Appearance Since Double Mastectomy Announcement
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.”