Angelina Jolie reportedly “can’t bear” the thought of not having any more children.
The 38-year-old actress and her fiancé Brad Pitt have daughter Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox, along with their adopted kids Maddox, Zahara and Pax. The actress underwent a double mastectomy last year after discovering she was genetically predisposed to breast and ovarian cancer and is said to need further precautionary surgery. It is thought she has delayed a procedure to remove her ovaries.
Despite already having a thriving family, the brunette star is reportedly still longing for more little ones and is worried about her health stopping her chances.
“Ange feels she’d like one more baby, she can’t help it. She’s obviously aware of the risks of postponing surgery, but she can’t bear to say goodbye to ever having children again,” a source told British magazine Look. “We all know she adores being a mother. She loves raising her kids and doesn’t want that part of her life to be over. On the other hand, she knows the risks if she waits too long, so she is torn.”
While medical experts are said to be eager to help Angelina, it is believed she still needs time to adjust. Brad is thought to be supporting his wife-to-be in any way he can, despite worrying.
“Her doctors are prepared to help whenever she needs it, but she doesn’t feel mentally certain yet. She doesn’t want to let people down by being afraid, but she also wonders if she’ll be the woman she was if she can’t conceive,” the insider added. “[Brad] says [scheduling the operation] is her decision. He’ll respect it, but he does worry the clock is ticking and if she doesn’t have the operation soon, the consequences could be catastrophic.”
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