June 03, 2013 02:56:40 GMT
Pitt admires his fiancee's bravery to announce that she had double mastectomy, saying, 'That's who I fell in love with from the very beginning.'
Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance after announcing that she underwent double mastectomy by attending "World War Z" premiere in London with Brad Pitt. Speaking to E! News, the father of six said that her bravery was one of the reasons why he fell for her.
"That's who I fell in love with from the very beginning. The person that you see now is the person that I've always known and she's heroic and incredibly strong and will attack any problem head-on and make it work," he gushed on his fiancee. When the news outlet commented that having him by her side must have been a great support, the 49-year-old actor said with a smile, "Well, I think so I like to think so. We'll see what she says."
Jolie also praised her partner, saying that he was such an "extraordinary" and "wonderful" man. "I'm very lucky," she said. In regards to the effects of her New York Times op-ed piece, the "Salt" actress told The Sun at the Sunday, June 2 event, "I've been very happy just to see the discussion about women's health expanded - that means the world to me. After losing my mum to these issues I'm very grateful for it and I've been very moved by the kind support from people."
Last month, the mother of six made headlines after she said in a New York Times article that she had both of her breasts surgically removed to reduce the chance of contracting breast cancer. "I can tell my children they don't need to fear they'll lose me to breast cancer," Jolie wrote in the piece. She lost her mother in 2007 to ovarian cancer and an aunt recently to breast cancer.