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.”
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, 43 – who is already mom to 23-year-old son Manolo – covers the latest issue of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit and opens up about about having a baby with her newlywed husband, Magic Mike XXL star Joe Manganiello.
On being a young mom: “I became a mother very young – at 20 – so I feel like I’ve been a mother my whole life, but I love that. Now that I’m 43 and my son is 23, it’s funny to see some of my girlfriends raising young kids. In the US, women postpone motherhood, but in Latin America most of my friends have kids my son’s age.”
On having another baby: “I wouldn’t mind another child. My husband is younger than me and he wants kids so we’re trying to figure out what we’re going to do. The idea of doing it all again doesn’t scare me but, hey, it’s not like it’s going to happen naturally, is it?”
On seeing herself age on TV: “Watching myself age on screen is awful! There is nothing more disturbing than watching an episode of Modern Family from the first season, then one from seven years later. It just makes me want to kill myself, but what can I do? I’ll be sad when the wolf whistles stop. I’m already sad that men have started calling me ‘Señora.’”
On her signature style: “People will often say that I wear the same thing on the red carpet, but I know my body: it’s very voluptuous and I’ve got the boobs of a stripper. They’re a 32DDD and because they’re real, they’re everywhere, so I need my dresses to have structure—and under armor. There is so much going on under my dresses that I bleed at the end of award ceremonies. In ten years I think it would be good to have a reduction…just enough that I don’t end up looking like an old stripper.”
On discrimination in Hollywood: “I’m really not one to complain. I mean, seriously, how dare I! Here I am on prime-time television with this stupid accent, I can’t trash anyone. It would be so ungrateful of me because, trust me, I’ve been treated like a queen. Of course [the opportunities] can’t compare to an American or Caucasian woman’s, but things are changing. The problem is not the networks or directors: it’s that there aren’t enough writers creating things for Latinos. Once we have more Latinos writing, that’s when things may really start to change…I’m not afraid of [stereotypes], and they don’t have to be bad, either. I mean, Gloria is an amazing character: a really good woman with this hilarious accent, so why criticize her for being a stereotype? Plus, all the Latinas I know are loud, they dress sexy and are really involved with their families: that’s Gloria!”
Nashville star Hayden Panettiere was all smiles at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday (January 17).
This marks the actress’ first red carpet appearance since undergoing treatment for postpartum depression. The Heroes alum, 26, said she enjoyed the event “so much more because I don’t feel like I have to hide anymore.”
The new mom looked pretty in a peach gown by Maria Lucia Hohan featuring a sexy keyhole cutout. The actress-singer accessorized with statement earrings and rings and a pearl clutch.
“It feels different for me because of things that I’ve gone through recently, over the last year,” she told PEOPLE at the awards show. “I’ve really gone, ‘You know what, I’ve been in this industry for so long, forget it!’ I’ve been hiding myself. Just putting out the smiling face, showing people this, and allowing that veil to come down — it’s like a weight off my shoulders.”
Panettiere went on to talk about shattering the shame of PPD.
“I’m 26 years old. I’m a mom. I don’t need to be afraid of what people are going to think,” she said. “I saw how much people rallied behind me when I was honest, and I didn’t know that honesty could be such a gift.”
The actress – who welcomed daughter Kaya in December 2014 with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko – says the truth has set her free.
“Honestly, when I said [I had PPD] the first time on Kelly and Michael I didn’t plan on it,” she shared. “We talked about it for a second, but it was just like a conversation, and I was like, ‘Why should I be ashamed or hide when it costs so much?’ It costs me so much to hide. It costs you so much to lie.”
She added: “The only important thing to me is that I’m not causing myself pain and discomfort anymore, and I can be a strong woman for my daughter to look up to. It would horrible for me to be going, ‘You can be whomever you want! You can do whatever you want in life!’ yet I was unable to follow the same words.”
As for going public with her struggles, the actress says it’s been a positive experience.
“It made my life better,” she told E! News at the awards show. “I do feel and hope it’s made other people’s lives better and more of an understanding because postpartum depression was not something that I ever understood. You could never understand it unless you have a personal involvement with it. I didn’t realize how much of a stigma it had about it.”
She added: “I want to put out a good example for my daughter and tell her that she could be anyone she wants to be, she does not have to be afraid that somebody’s not going to like it because no matter what you do, there’s always going to be somebody who doesn’t like it.”
Panettiere encourages women to support one another in the postpartum period.
“I was floored by the positive response and really happy I could stand up for the women who are out there suffering from this and let them know it’s OK, they’re not alone. It doesn’t mean they’re weak. It doesn’t mean they’re a bad mom,” she said of PPD. “It doesn’t mean they’re strange and that they could get help if they need it.”
The Duck Dynasty star, 43, and his wife are adopting another son, she announced via Instagram Sunday.
“We’ve had lots of questions about the cute kid popping up in our photos lately. We are excited to be in the process of adopting a new son!” Korie wrote. “He’s been with us since May, but we wanted some privacy and time for him and our family to bond before telling the world (It’s a bit of an adjustment coming into this big, crazy family, ha).”
Korie added: “He’s amazing, and we are all so thrilled to have another kid around the house. Couldn’t keep the good news to ourselves any longer! We appreciate your prayers and support for our family!”
The couple are already parents to John Luke, 20, Sadie, 18, and Willie Jr. and Bella, both 13. They adopted Willie Jr. when he was a baby.
And their oldest child, Rebecca — who announced her engagement on Sunday — was an exchange student who became their foster child in 2004.