Angelina Jolie Opens Up on Daughters’ Surgeries
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Angelina Jolie Opens Up on Daughters’ Surgeries

Angelina Jolie shared that her daughters had to undergo several surgeries, but stood by each other during the time of need

Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Her last film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was loved by many and she shared that it was probably one movie that she felt really close to in terms of the storyline. Now, Angelina is not shy when it comes to lauding her children and supporting them no matter what. She and ex-husband Brad Pitt have six children together. The two recently called it quits after two years of marriage and after 12 years of relationship, citing various reasons. Recently, the actress opened up on the health issues that her daughters have faced which resulted in surgeries.

In a personal essay published in Time magazine, Angelina titled her essay Why Girls Deserve Love and Respect on International Women’s Day  and wrote, “I have spent the last two months in and out of surgeries with my eldest daughter, and days ago watched her younger sister go under the knife for a hip surgery. They know that I am writing this, because I respect their privacy and we discussed it together and they encouraged me to write. They understand that going through medical challenges and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of.”

Angelina Jolie and her kids

Angelina Jolie and her kids

She continued, “I have watched my daughters care for one another. My youngest daughter studied the nurses with her sister, and then assisted the next time. I saw how all my girls so easily stopped everything and put each other first, and felt the joy of being of service to those they love. I also watched them face their fears with a resolute bravery. We all know that moment when no one else can help us, and all we can do is close our eyes and breathe. When only we can take the next step or breath through the pain, so we steady ourselves and do it.”

Angelina also gave a special shout-out to her sons, writing that they’ve also helped look after their sisters and been very “supportive and sweet.” With her essay, the actress wanted readers to realize how important it is to value girls, emphasizing that their softness, openness and instinct to nurture and help others, must be appreciated and not abused. She concluded, “My wish on this day is that we value girls. Care for them. And know that the stronger they grow, the healthier they will be and the more they will give back to their family and community.”

Angelina Jolie and her kids

Angelina Jolie and her kids

In her essay, while Angelina referred directly to her 15-year-old daughter, Zahara she did not explicitly mention which one of the younger daughters underwent surgery. However, a source later told People magazine that Shiloh was spotted walking on crutches while she was out with her mother and other sister, Vivienne, assuming it was her who had to go under the knife. Zahara herself was photographed stepping out after her surgeries, attending Cirque du Soleil with her family where she was spotted wearing an IV drip.

The source continued, “She’s been in her pajamas, in the pediatric ward, by their side. They all got flower arrangements. Shiloh looked like she was used to walking with the crutches. She was pretty quick and didn’t struggle. She only needed some help getting into the car. Vivienne was sweet and kept an eye on her. You could tell that the sister are close and care about each other.” It added that Angelina has been very involved with her kids’ surgeries. She has been by their sides the past two months as they were in and out of the hospital. Another insider added that the girls are now on the road to recovery.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates

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