Angelina Jolie has bared her soul in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
The 40-year-old actress, who features on the cover of the magazine, shared intimate details of what life is like in the Jolie-Pitt household following her health scare.
Two years ago, Angelina underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had the BRCA1 gene. This was followed by a full hysterectomy earlier this year when tests showed she was showing early signs of ovarian cancer.
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“I want to make sure my kids are never worried about me,’ she tells the WSJ. “Even if I’m going through something, I make sure they are very aware that I’m totally fine. I’ll stop and make a joke. I talk to them. I never, ever want them to have that secret worry and feel that they have to take care of me.”
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She reveals she and Brad Pitt also try to keep family life as normal as possible at home. “We wake up, we make breakfast,’ she said. “In our domestic life, we’re Mom and Dad. And often we’re dorky Mom and Dad, which the kids find ridiculous.”
For more of what Angelina said in the interview, visit WSJ.com.