No regrets. Angelina Jolie has revealed that her experience of early menopause since having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed back in March has not been bad at all.
In fact, the 40-year-old wife of Brad Pitt says she “loves” being menopausal and isn’t pining for her youth in any way.
“I actually love being in menopause,” the mom-of-six said in an interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph. “I haven’t had a terrible reaction to it, so I’m very fortunate,” she added.
“I feel older, and I feel settled being older,” the actress and humanitarian continued. “I feel happy that I’ve grown up. I don’t want to be young again.”
Jolie has been very vocal about her health choices, penning two New York Times op-eds on the topic. She first explained her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy back in 2013. Her second detailed her choice to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in March of this year after a terrifying cancer scare.
The By the Sea star has been keen to make it clear that, far from feeling the surgeries have had a detrimental effect on her life, these days she feels more womanly than ever.
“I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family,” she wrote in her article back in March. “I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’”