EXCLUSIVE: Voight On Angelina's Double Mastectomy

By ANTOINETTE BUENO

June 06, 2013

Jon Voight is speaking out about his daughter Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

"She's a very brave person and I love her deeply. I'm always going to be at her side," Voight tells ET. "She handles herself very well. She says what she wants to say now."

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He also expressed a fondness for her fiancé Brad Pitt, who he says has been supportive of her choice.

"You want your children to be surrounded by love and I like Brad very much," he says.

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Jolie, 38, revealed in May that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy in an op-ed piece for The New York Times. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, fought ovarian cancer for almost a decade before dying from the disease at 56 years old.



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