Angelina Jolie was moved to tears during a live radio interview when a caller remarked that she is "not only an extraordinary woman but an extraordinary mom".
The Independent reports that the caller said:
''I want to thank Angelina Jolie for having found the courage to say it. And to support this fight with all those we have lost, those who fought and who are real heroines facing the disease.
''By this act of courage and bravery, by announcing her choice by assuming, she helps to demystify and popularise a subject that was taboo in France. ''She is not only an extraordinary woman, but also an extraordinary mom.''
The mother and actress, who was told she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, opted to have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure in 2013. She wrote about her decision for the New York Times, and was openly emotional when she responded to the caller to thank them for their support.
Brad and Angelina have also recently attracted attention for allowing their daughter Shiloh to dress like a boy, after she wore a suit to the premier of Jolie's latest movie, Unbroken. In 2008 Brad told Oprah Winfrey that Shiloh prefers to dress like a boy and likes to be called John. Pitt described it as "just that kind of stuff that's cute to parents and it's probably really obnoxious to other people".
But as any parent of an eight year old will know, attempting to exert any influence over what your child wears is a bit like nailing jelly to a tree, so I'd wager it's more that the Jolie-Pitt parents simply go with the flow... which is surely no bad thing.
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