When Angelina Jolie decided to undergo a double mastectomy to lower her risk of getting cancer, she and Brad Pitt knew they wouldn’t keep it hidden from their six kids.
“We have a policy in our family, no secrets,” the actor told Extra at an afterparty for World War Z. “I mean, there’s an age of understanding, so you’ve got to present it in a way that is age appropriate, but we know our children very well.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Attend World War Z Premiere with Sons Maddox and Pax
“We want everything to be on the table and any questions they have, for them to ask,” he says of their children Maddox, 12, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and 4-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.Angie, who turns 38 tomorrow, and Brad, 49, made a public appearance together at the World War Z premiere in London on Sunday - their first since announcing she had the preventative surgery in February. Angie, wearing a black Saint Laurent dress, looked stunning as she posed for photographs and took pictures. They were accompanied by their two oldest sons, Maddox and Pax.
“I feel wonderful,” Angie was overheard telling fans on the red carpet. “I’m very, very grateful for all the support; it means a lot to me.”
Brad Pitt: How Our Kids Made Angelina’s Surgery “An Adventure”
On her decision to go public, Brad told Extra, "It really shows you that one person can make a difference... I was incredibly proud of her way before this, but it was a very brave decision."
Brad’s zombie thriller, World War Z, hits theaters on June 21.
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