AceShowbiz - Angelina Jolie has shared a rare throwback photo of her with her late mother. In honor of World Ovarian Cancer Day, the actress portraying Thena on Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Eternals" recalled Marcheline Bertrand's battle with breast and ovarian cancer and raised awareness.
On Monday, May 8, the 47-year-old Hollywood star shared the old photo along with a lengthy message. "Tomorrow would have been my mother's 73rd birthday. She passed away 15 years ago, after a long struggle with breast and ovarian cancer," she kicked off her long caption.
The ex-wife of Brad Pitt went on to write, "In June, I will be a month away from the age when she was diagnosed." Sharing what she herself has done as a prevention measure, she explained, "I have had preventive surgeries to try to lessen chances but I continue to have check ups."
"My mom loved Hendrix. And would always sign her letters Kiss the Sky. It took on new meaning after she passed," Angelina continued. The actress then sent encouragement to those going through a similar experience by saying, "Sending my love to those who have also lost loved ones and strength to those who are fighting at this very moment for their lives and the lives of those they love."
Elsewhere in the same caption, Angelina reminded other women to get a check-up. She noted, "And to other women, please take the time to look after yourself and go for your mammograms and blood tests or ultrasounds, particularly if you have a family history of cancer. For more info, see the link in my bio #WOCD2023 #worldovariancancerday."
Angelina's throwback post came nearly two weeks after she made an appearance at a state dinner at the White House with her eldest son Maddox. On April 26, she attended the event hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to honor South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee. On the occasion, she donned a flowing white gown with a V neckline with a matching blazer.