ANGELINA Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy was "absolutely heroic", according to her partner Brad Pitt.
He added: "I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children.
"This is a happy day for our family."
Jolie wrote: "I am fortunate to have a partner who is so loving and supportive.
"So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition.
"Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Centre, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.
"We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."