The former couple – who split 10 years ago – are still close and Angelina called Billy Bob to warn him that she was planning to undergo surgery after finding out she carried the BRCA1 cancer gene, which gave her an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer.
He is quoted by In Touch Weekly magazine as saying: “She told me she wanted to let me know before the public so I wouldn’t freak out. She’s an amazing person.”
While the actress turned to her former partner once she made the decision to have the surgery, it was her husband Brad Pitt’s mother who convinced her it was the right choice to make.
An insider previously revealed: “Basically, Brad’s mom helped save Angie’s life.
“When Angie told Jane that she was considering having genetic testing, Jane said to do whatever she thought was best for the children’s sake.
“That was all Angie had to hear. She made a decision right then and there to have it done!”
Source: CTV News
Angelina Jolie didn’t have to tell the world why she had been out of the spotlight for months. She could have said that she was just spending time with her large family or taking a much-needed break after years of working nonstop.
Instead the actress chose to open up about her preventive double mastectomy. Jolie, who carries a gene that puts her at an elevated risk for breast cancer, explained her decision in a New York Times op-ed that sparked both support and controversy.
Jolie’s ability to shape a national conversation while earning one of the highest paychecks in Hollywood makes her the most powerful actress on our Celebrity 100 list. Jolie ranks 41st overall with $33 million in earnings. Much of that comes from her upfront pay for the movie Maleficent, Disney’s new take on the old Sleeping Beauty story. Jolie stars as the wicked queen in the movie, which is scheduled for release next summer.
Angelina attended the United Nations Security Council meeting on Women and Peace and Security and Sexual Violence in Conflict June 24 at UN headquarters in New York. The vote was to approve a resolution to condem the use of sexual violence against women in conflict. Jolie addressed the Security Council before the vote.
- UNHCR & Charity Projects The United Nations Security Council
U.S. actress and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie holds a press conference with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres and Norwegian Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide as they mark World Refugee Day in Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees on June 20 near Mafraq, Jordan.
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- UNHCR & Charity Projects World Refugee Day In Jordan
Angelina Jolie taking notes as she speaks with Syrian refugees in a Jordanian military camp based near the Syria-Jordan border. The Syrian civil war contributed to pushing the numbers of refugees and those displaced by conflict within their own nation to an 18-year high of 45.2 million worldwide by the end of 2012.
- UNHCR & Charity Projects Visits Syrian refugees
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Angelina and Brad attend World War Z Germany Premiere at Sony Centre on June 4 in Berlin.
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Angelina and Brad attend the World War Z Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie in Paris.
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I have added first picture of Angelina and Brad at world premiere of World War Z at the Empire Leicester Square on June 2 in London. Check back later for more pictures.
- Events World War Z Premiere
Angelina is on the cover of next weeks issue of Time magazine which features an article about her recent news of a double mastectomy. Click here to read the full story of the article. You must be a Time magazine subscriber to read the article. The sign up is FREE!