Angelina Jolie Reveals 2 of Her Daughters Were 'Fighting to Survive' Through Recent Surgeries

March 10, 2020

Angelia Jolie gave fans a shocking update on her family life.

In an essay written for Time Magazine for International Women’s Day, the actress revealed that two of her six kids recently underwent surgery.

"I have spent the last two months in and out of surgeries with my eldest daughter, and days ago watched her younger sister go under the knife for a hip surgery," she wrote. "They know that I am writing this, because I respect their privacy and we discussed it together and they encouraged me to write."

Jolie went on to say that the intense process of surgery was ultimately a growing experience for the two children.

"They understand that going through medical challenges and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of," she continued.

While Jolie did not mention specific names, Entertainment Tonight reports that Zahara, 15, and Shiloh, 13, who she co-parents with ex-husband Brad Pitt, were the two children she was referring to.

Jolie and Pitt are also parents to Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, both 11.

The mother of six also shared how she watched her daughters care for each other. “My youngest daughter studied the nurses with her sister, and then assisted the next time," Jolie shared,” she said.

"I also watched them face their fears with a resolute bravery. We all know that moment when no one else can help us, and all we can do is close our eyes and breathe. When only we can take the next step or breathe through the pain, so we steady ourselves and do it," she continued. "Their brothers were there for them, supportive and sweet. But on this International Women’s Day, writing from the hospital, I find myself focusing on my daughters for a moment, and all that I have learned from them and other young girls I have met around the world."

A source also tells ET that Jolie is grateful for all of the support.

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