Angelina Jolie Having Ovaries Removed, Will Freeze Eggs to Have Another Baby
Posted by Adam
Wednesday March 19, 2014
ANGELINA Jolie is having her ovaries removed — but she is planning to freeze her eggs so that she and partner Brad Pitt can conceive through a surrogate.
In February 2013, Angelina Jolie made a bold and brave move when she decided to have a double mastectomy. The decision came after Angelina was tested to see if she was carrying the same genetic disposition that took her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, for which her results were positive.
Jolie is taking her brave preventative actions one step further by opting to have her ovaries removed.
Once Angelina’s ovaries are removed, she will no longer be able to reproduce on her own.
“Angie knows Brad wants more children, so she’s decided to freeze her eggs before the procedure so that they can add to the family in time,” a source revealed to Star magazine.
“She’s amazing to muster the strength to face yet another major medical procedure and still plan for another baby.”
Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels covers the November issue of Health and opens up about her newest book, Yeah Baby!: The Modern Mama’s Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever, and family life with fiancée Heidi Rhoades and their two children: daughter Lukensia, 6, and son Phoenix, 4.
On her best advice for bouncing back after pregnancy—or another hiatus, like an injury or the holidays: “The key is not to take a hiatus. But a hiatus also needs to be redefined. A lot of people look at it as letting it all go. No. It’s asking, “What is it that you can control?” We can always control what we consume, so that’s a massive piece of the pie. And the other key is to be proactive. My rotator cuff is blown out? OK, I’m gonna be doing step-ups and squats. It’s a mentality we have—especially in America—of all or nothing, black or white. We’re like, “If I can’t do something 100 percent, I’m out.”
On conquering self doubts: “Small steps. Any long-term goal breaks down monthly, then weekly, then daily, then immediately. So educate yourself about the first small step, take the step and then see where you’re at. Gradually, you’ll define yourself by how you’ve achieved it. Conversely, I’ve taken some of the worst hits, where I feel like I’m in the ring with Muhammad Ali. And I’ve taken a lot of punches, but I’m still standing. Even if you face a setback, you’ll see that if you can tolerate this, you can tolerate more of it. It’s like what I was talking to my daughter about when she was afraid of her first day of school.”
On her advice to her daughter: “I was like, “Let’s look back on your life.” She’s Haitian, so I said, “You lived through one of the most intense natural disasters on the planet. And on top of that, you had to wait two years for Mommy and I to find you. You are the strongest kid. You’ve been through all this, and you think you can’t handle your first day of school in Malibu?” I also told her, “I get it—you’re scared. It’s gonna be uncomfortable, honey, but I promise you: There will be good in with the bad, and that’s what you’re gonna focus on. There’s probably gonna be one kid you don’t like or who won’t like you, but a lot of people are awesome, and I bet you’ll make a bunch of friends.” She went to school and came home happy, happy, happy, and it was awesome.”
On managing her expectations: “Expectation is the root of misery! So I walk into everything expecting the worst and prepare to be surprised. Some people are like, “Can’t you be positive?” But I’ve learned to go in cautiously and carefully, and if it turns out great? Wonderful! The goal is to go in open with zero expectations. It is about trying to wipe the slate and be present.”
Emma Heming Willis shared a cute photo of daughter Mabel at the hair salon on Wednesday (August. 31).
The wife of Bruce Willis writes: “A trim, a bit of meditation and Mabel is ready for back to school! ☸ #preschooler #lovebug.”
In another snapshot taken the day before, she shows off Evelyn, 2, looking through a fence. The caption reads: “And though she be but little, she is fierce. –Shakespeare.”
Emma has said the family mostly stays at home.
“I have a blog so I work from home. There’s other stuff that I’m doing, but I try and base everything from our house. My husband’s the same. When he’s not working, we’re home.”
She adds, “We’re basically a stay-at-home family with the exception that we have to go into the city sometimes and do meetings and this, that and the other. So it’s a juggling act for the most part, but you just do it. You just make it work.”
“I’ve never done so little in 3 days and felt like I’ve accomplished SO much. (Ok aside from the actual delivery of this little nugget because THAT was intense) Full time love is all I got and all we need,” The Bachelorette alum, 36, captioned the image cuddling her beautiful baby boy.
In a series of pics, the Love It or List It Vancouver star posted the first family photos with longtime love Justin Pasutto and their firstborn.
“When your heart goes BOOM. I can’t believe the love. @slipperygoose we made a pretty beautiful miracle ❤️❤️❤️ @lovebykristaevansphotography (ps missing hospital panties already ),” she wrote.
In another photo, the proud new mom shared a shot of her swaddled newborn.
“World, meet little Leo… (Queue heart explosion ❤️) The last 48 hours have been the best of our lives. Thank you @slipperygoose for giving me the greatest gift of all,” she wrote.
Leo was born on Aug. 5, and weighed in at 6 lbs., 12 oz.
Prior to giving birth, the TV personality opened up about her surprise delivery.
“We swear it’s a boy,” Harris shared. “But we have no reason to think that. We just think it’s a boy.”
The interior designer also dished on the baby’s nurseries.
“Everyone knows I love white, plus it was gender neutral. I stuck with a very classic warm white theme for our Kelowna home,” she said. “So it’s very traditional, very classic, a lot of weathered woods and creams and whites and oatmeals in Kelowna. In Vancouver our home is very practical and minimal. Vancouver is our work life. So it’s not about décor and comfort; it’s about [being] practical and efficient. Just white and a little pop of colour.”