Angelina Jolie Pitt Says She 'Actually Loves Being In Menopause'

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Angelina Jolie Pitt, who entered early menopause following a surgery to remove ovaries and fallopian tubes in March, said the change of life not as bad as she imagined.

"I actually love being in menopause," Jolie Pitt, 40, said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

"I haven't had a terrible reaction to it, so I'm very fortunate," she said. "I feel older, and I feel settled being older."

Although women the world over want to turn the clock back from time to time, Angelina Jolie isn't one of them.

"I feel happy that I've grown up. I don't want to be young again."

Jolie Pitt underwent preventative surgeries after she learned she carried the BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of cancer. She was particularly worried about carrying the gene because she has lost both her grandmother Lois Bertrand and her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, to long battles with ovarian cancer.

"I wouldn't want to be in my 20s or 30s again," Jolie Pitt told People magazine. "I'm someone who didn't think I would live very long. I've been worried about death and cancer and life. I think I've lived very much for the day.

"Now I've settled into my life with my children and Brad."

Angelina Jolie Pitt said both she and Brad embrace aging.

"We both appreciate the beauty in looking at each other and thinking, 'God, you're just getting stranger as you're getting older,'" Jolie Pitt said.

"Brad and I are fortunate because we see the beauty in each other's changes," she said. "I'm more interested in his 50-year-old self than his 40-year-old self. And then you look forward to even more years together."

Pam Wright