Angelina Jolie has revealed two of her young daughters have been hospitalised for surgery this year.
She wrote about their battles with their health in an essay for International Women’s Day, where she said the two girls “fought to survive and heal”.
Zahara, 15, went into hospital for a reason not specified by Angelina, but she revealed one of her younger daughters, which will either be Shiloh, 13, or Vivienne, 11, had hip surgery.
She added that the girls’ brothers had been incredibly supportive during the difficult time, though she notably did not mention their father – her ex husband Brad Pitt.
In the essay published by Time , the 44-year-old actress wrote: “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.
“They know that I am writing this, because I respect their privacy and we discussed it together and they encouraged me to write.
“They understand that going through medical challenges and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of.
“I saw how all my girls so easily stopped everything and put each other first, and felt the joy of being of service to those they love.
“I also watched them their face fears with a resolute bravery.”
“Their brothers were there for them, supportive and sweet,” she wrote.