Applauding Jolie's courage on the Today show, Kelly noted that she had been tested for the cancer gene after her mother (Sharon Osbourne) had a double mastectomy.
Speaking about Jolie's revelations in the New York Times on Tuesday, Kelly said:
I agree with this 100 percent. I know that one day I will eventually have to do it too because if I have children, I want to be there to bring them up. I want to be there to support them in every way I can. It's something I applaud Angelina for because she's bringing attention to this, and people are now going to go out and get tested for it.
Presumably Kelly means she will have the surgery after she has children, unless she is talking about adopting.
While many people have thanked Angelina for her forthright discussion of her latest surgery, others have noted that her wealth has provided options that the average woman lacks. Costs for the genetic screening are prohibitive, and the hormone treatment she is receiving post-surgery is likewise not covered by most insurance plans.
If you are an Ashkenazi Jew, you have a one in 40 chance of carrying this gene mutation. Sharsheret is a non-profit organization that offers a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk. They have a 24/7 chat-line.