Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Mother-of-six Angelina Jolie shocked fans with the news of her recent preventative double mastectomy. After testing positive for a faulty BRCA1 gene, the Academy Award-winning actress put the spotlight on the sensitive procedure that many other women have elected to have.
Angelina is not the first famous woman to open up about this surgery. Let’s take a look at five celebrity moms who have undergone the procedure.
After losing her mom to ovarian cancer and then learning that she has the BRCA1 gene mutation, Angelina Jolie, 37, opted to have a preventive double mastectomy. She also plans to have her ovaries removed.
In May 2013, the Salt star went public about the procedure in an op-ed piece, writing that she felt “empowered” by her decision. “Life comes with many challenges,” she wrote. “The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”
At age 36, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2008. At first, she opted to have a lumpectomy. But after learning she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation, she chose to have both breasts removed in a bilateral mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery a few months later.
“It came on really fast. It was one of those things that I woke up and it felt so right,” she told Oprah Winfrey. “It just seemed like, ‘I don’t want to have to deal with this again. I don’t want to keep putting that stuff in my body. I just want to be done with this.’ And I was just going to let them go.”
She added: “It can be very painful. It’s also a part of you that’s gone, so you go through a grieving process.”
At age 37, Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. The E! News personality has spoken openly about her decision to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction.
“At the end, to be honest, all it came down to was just choosing to live, and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life,” Giuliana told TODAY.
“In helping other women, you end up helping yourself,” she said. “You end up being able to validate one of the most painful times in your life by realizing that maybe all the pain and the fear and the tears were worth it.”
The decision to undergo a bilateral mastectomy was an easy one for Wanda Sykes. After being diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), the comedienne wanted to give herself “the best odds” of beating the noninvasive breast cancer and sticking around for her partner Alex, and their 2-year-old twins Olivia and Lucas for many years to come.
“I made my decision because I love life,” Wanda, 47, said of her double mastectomy.
“My first thought was, ‘Really? Me, breast cancer?’” Wanda recalls of the day doctors discovered the cancer after her breast reduction surgery. “I just couldn’t believe it. But I knew this was doable.”
In November 2012, The Talk host Sharon Osbourne revealed she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery at age 60 after learning she was at increased risk for breast cancer.
“As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought, ‘The odds are not in my favor,’” Sharon told Hello! “I’ve had cancer before, and I didn’t want to live under that cloud. I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy.”
She added: “For me, it wasn’t a big decision, it was a no-brainer. I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with that shadow hanging over me. I want to be around for a long time and be a grandmother.”
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Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Mama brings home the bacon.
A recent survey found that more half of American women were considered the primary breadwinners in the family. So let’s take a look at 10 celebrity moms who cash in at higher levels than their partners, from Jessica Alba, to Julia Roberts, to Gwen Stefani.
Jessica Alba – mom of daughters Honor, 4, and Haven, 1 – has an estimated net worth of $20 million. While her husband Cash Warren is a Yale graduate and film producer, Jessica rakes in millions for her movie roles, and is now the co-owner of the Honest Company.
But Jessica is sure to give her lower-earning husband credit for her ongoing success. “My husband Cash has been integral in my development as an entrepreneur,” she said.
Former Real Housewives of New York star and SkinnyGirl Cocktails founder, Bethenny Frankel, pulled in a cool $12 million last year. The television star and entrepreneur – mom of 3-year-old daughter Bryn – has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Bethenny’s estranged husband, Jason Hoppy, has a much lower income as a pharmaceutical rep. Perhaps this was an issue in their “miserable” and short marriage?
British rockstar Gavin Rossdale and his band, Bush, broke up in 2002. But his rocker wife, Gwen Stefani, continues to be the front woman of No Doubt. And not to mention, she created her successful clothing line, L.A.M.B.
In 2008 alone, the mom-of-two earned $27 million. With an estimated net worth of $80 million, the mom of Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 4, really knows how to rake in the dough.
With her acting career and successful production company Flower Films, Drew Barrymore earned $12 in 2009. And her estimated net worth is a whopping $125 million.
Although Drew’s new husband, Will Kopelman, is an art advisor and no stranger to wealth (he is the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman), his paychecks pale in comparison to those of his famous wife.
The pair are new parents to 7-month-old daughter Olive.
With an Academy Award and numerous hit movies under her belt, it’s no surprise that Reese Witherspoon – mom of Ava, 13, Deacon, 9, and Tennessee, 7 months – has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
While she was once wed to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe, and recently dated fellow A-lister Jake Gyllenhaal, she is now married to talent agent Jim Toth, whom does not earn multi-million dollar paychecks like his famous wife.
Jessica Simpson is one of the most famous singer-turned-entrepreneurs of all time.
The expectant mama has a lucrative fashion line, a Weight Watchers deal and a hosting gig on TV’s Fashion Star, making her estimated net worth around $100 million.
Meanwhile, her fiancé Eric Johnson, a former NFL player, is not bringing home any known revenue at the moment. The couple expect their second child within weeks, and they are already parents to 1-year-old daughter Maxwell.
She’s a former soap star that turned into a successful talk show host, holding her own next to Michael Strahan.
But Kelly Ripa - lucky in love after 17 years of marriage to her All My Children costar Mark Consuelos – is also incredibly wealthy, worth an estimated $75 million.
With Mark taking on the occasional hosting gigs, Kelly rakes in the dough for Mark and their three kids: Michael, nearly 16, Lola, nearly 12, and Joaquin, 10.
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman has been called one of Hollywood’s most “bankable” actresses.
Her husband, ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied, recently landed the new role of Director of Dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. But Natalie – mom to 1 1/2-year-old Aleph – is still the main breadwinner, with an estimated net worth of $32 million.
Nick Cannon reportedly receives $70 thousand per episode of America’s Got Talent. But that does not even compare to his wife, Mariah Carey, and her reported $18 million salary to join American Idol.
As one of the most successful female recording artists of all time, Mariah is worth an estimated $500 million, making her more than capable of providing a luxurious lifestyle for the couple’s 2-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.
Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts was ranked the fifth highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2011 and regularly pulls in double-digit figures for her movies.
After meeting on the set of 2000′s The Mexican, Julia and her hubby, cameraman Danny Moder, have welcomed three children: 8-year-old twins Finn and Hazel and Henry, 6.
But although Danny also works in the film industry, he doesn’t even come close to his wife’s estimated net worth of $140 million.
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