Even an Oscar-winning actress like Angelina Jolie couldn’t mask the look of concern on her face as she was driven to a doctor’s appointment in Beverly Hills on March 24.
“She looked depressed,” says an observer. “She didn’t look happy at all.” It was the same day she’d revealed to the world in a 'New York Times' article that following a cancer scare, she’d had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
Brad and Angelina in June 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
When her doctor told her she might have signs of early cancer, the news rocked her. “I told myself to stay calm, to be strong and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren,” she wrote.
But now the mother of six can’t have any more children and has entered “forced menopause.” Still, the 39-year-old star can draw strength from her husband, Brad Pitt, 51. Upon hearing her test results, she says, “I called my husband in France, who was on a plane within hours.”
The happy couple in February 2012. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Brad has been unwavering in his devotion to Angelina. “He has been a rock for Angie throughout this whole ordeal,” a source tells 'Closer.' “From the get-go, he offered to tailor his work schedule around Angie’s needs and the timing of her surgery.”
It’s been a two-year ordeal for both. In 2013, Angelina had her breasts removed after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation that gave her an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer — diseases that had tragically struck down her mother, grandmother and aunt.
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