Actor Brad Pitt and actress/director Angelina Jolie pose at the AFI Awards 2014 honoring excellence in film and television in Beverly Hills, California on January 9, 2015. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy came as a shocker to all her fans, opening up a series of debate a few years back and now Brad Pitt has termed her surgeries as a ''scary decision.''

Jolie, 40, said that her husband Pitt completely supported her decisions. "I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was gonna feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn't gonna let that happen," the actress said. “I made the choices I made because I believed they were right for me," E! News quoted the actress as saying.

Pitt then chose to express his views regarding his wife’s surgeries. "Whatever's got to be done to keep the family together and keep the family together as long as possible is gonna be done. This was her charge, no question. It's a scary decision. There's many things that can go wrong and go many different directions," Pitt said.

Jolie and Pitt talked about her double mastectomy in a rare joint interview with NBC News host Tom Brokaw. The actress took this step in 2013 in order to kill the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. She also had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in March this year.

The “Maleficent” actress underwent an extensive medical screening and found out that she carried a gene that exposed her to the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. Jolie’s mother and maternal grandmother died due to ovarian cancer and she also lost a maternal aunt to breast cancer.

After her preventive surgeries, Jolie made it her objective to make the people aware about women's health and to educate them about the options that can be chosen to save their lives from such life-threatening conditions.

The couple will be seen together in their upcoming flick “By the Sea,” which is slated to be released on Nov. 13 in the US.

The interview with "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" actors will be aired on Nov. 2 on Today.

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