How Brad Pitt helped Angelina Jolie heal after double mastectomy

Updated: May 23, 2013, 12:09 PM IST

Washington: Brad Pitt was Angelina Jolie`s number 1 support in the weeks surrounding her double mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgery, according to reports.

A source told People magazine that the 49-year-old actor did everything he could to keep things secret and protect Jolie.

The couple used early morning appointments and rental cars to avoid discovery.

The source said that the family wanted Jolie to recover and rest before they shared the story with the world.