Brad Pitt is calling Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy "absolutely heroic."
In an op-ed in The New York Times, Jolie revealed she had chosen to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after doctors told her she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of ovarian cancer.
Brad told the London's Evening Standard, "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." He added, "All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
The actor's mother also expressed her support for the actress, saying, 'We're so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren.'
Jolie's father, Jon Voight, told the New York Daily News he learned about his daughter's mastectomy just like the rest of us -- by reading the New York Times. He said, "I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this."