How Jon Voight And Angelina Jolie Fixed Their Famously Troubled Relationship

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How Jon Voight And Angelina Jolie Fixed Their Famously Troubled Relationship

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We know that it's hard to keep a romantic relationship happy and healthy in Hollywood, but even parents and their kids can drift apart in the spotlight.

Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie are two of the movie industry's biggest names, but unlike other family acting dynasties, Jolie was never very close with her father. After spending most of her life estranged from Voight, Jolie and her father are finally fixing their relationship, and they both have a very good reason for forgetting the past.

Jolie and her father when she was a

Voight divorced Jolie's mother, Marcheline, when the actress was just a toddler. Growing up living with her mother, Jolie later remembered that she didn't feel a strong connection with Voight. "I felt more of my mother's daughter when I was a child," she revealed.

While they were often spotted together at awards shows and movie premieres, the rift only grew bigger over the years. The last straw came when Voight insisted his daughter had "serious mental problems" during an episode of Access Hollywood.

Jolie stopped speaking to her father after the insult, and Voight spoke openly about being cut out of his grandchildren's lives. But Jolie has decided to forgive him in recent years. The stars revealed it took a tragic event to bring them both back together again.

Jolie will only say that she "had some difficulties" with her father in the years before their reunion, but it's widely reported the two weren't even speaking.

Voight, Jolie, and her daughter Vivienne spotted in public together earlier this year.Rex

What changed everything was the death of Jolie's mother, Marcheline, from ovarian cancer in 2007. While losing her mother was a tragedy, the painful event seems to have reminded Jolie and her father about what really matters.

Another painful event, Jolie's split from husband Brad Pitt, has brought them even closer.

Jolie told Vanity Fair that Voight has stepped in to help his grandkids at a time when they need as much support as possible.

Pitt and Jolie with some of their six children at a movie premiere.Splash

"[He] has been very good at understanding they needed their grandfather at this time." And of course Jolie needs some help right now too. "Very honestly, I've spent the last year and a half doing nothing but just really being a mom, and it's the most important thing for me to do."

But despite patching things up, Jolie admits that she and Voight still have to set boundaries for their relationship.

"We don't talk politics well," she explains. "We talk art very well. We've found it's a common language." And of course they bond over Voight's six grandchildren.


"Jon and I have gotten to know each other over [his] grandchildren now," the actress says. "We're finding a new relationship, and it's very, very nice."

We're just glad these two managed to come together over what really matters!

[H/T: Closer Weekly]

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