Angelina Jolie has been a lot in the past few years, including a double mastectomy and another surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed earlier this year. The latter put her in menopause, and while many women might mourn the end of their childbearing years, Angelina is actually pretty cool with it and isn’t stressing getting older at all.
“I actually love being in menopause,” she tells me.
“I haven’t had a terrible reaction to it, so I’m very fortunate. I feel older, and I feel settled being older.
“I feel happy that I’ve grown up. I don’t want to be young again.”
To be fair, Angelina is only 40, so she’s hardly NOT young, to be fair. Also, can anyone blame her for feeling just relieved to be where she is? She had a high chance of contracting cancer that would have killed her, but she’s avoided it. Not having your period anymore is hardly an inconvenience in exchange for your life, I’d say.
I’m glad she’s got such a good head on her shoulders and seems to legitimately be a really strong, badass woman. I think she’s great!