His mom, Jane Pitt, and Angelina's brother, James Haven, are also grateful for the mom of six making such a proactive choice when it comes to her health.
"We're so very proud of Angie," Jane said in a statement, excerpted by People. "This means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly."
The Oscar winner's brother, James, explained that his sister, "like our mother [Marcheline Bertrand, who lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2007] always put her children first," adding, "I am so grateful to be her brother."
Clearly, the 37-year-old star's family adores her, and she loves them just as much. In her New York Times op-ed, Angelina explained how Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne were a huge part of the reason she opted for surgery.
"I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer," she said. "It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that's it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can."
That is love.