Jon Voight Opens Up About Reconciliation with Angelina Jolie
Jon Voight and Angelina ended their feud of almost a decade last year. Here are Voight’s thoughts on the matter.
For nearly a decade, infamous father-daughter acting pair Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie suffered from the bitterest of feuds. They fell out in 2002, and the words exchanged that led to the estrangement were harsh indeed: He accused her of having serious mental problems, while she fired back at him with ammo drawn from the affair he carried out behind her mother Marcheline Bertrand’s back.
But last year, Angelina and her dad began patching things up, beginning with a tentative meeting in Venice at which Brad Pitt acted as a go-between, and now, Voight has opened up about the feud and how it feels to have his daughter back.
Voight told the Daily Mail that the turnaround happened both quickly and unexpectedly: “I suddenly saw things differently and everything shifted. That one moment changed my whole life. It gave me back my daughter and my family. Being reunited with my Angie is very precious to me.”
He went on to say that he adores his grandchildren—all six of them, biological and adopted alike. “They are my great love,” he told the Daily Mail. “When my daughter sees me with them she says she sees another energy in me which takes over. I’m always laughing and completely happy when I’m with them.”
Awww. They may have had their differences in the past, but we’re glad that they’re getting over them. Life is too short and family is too important to expend so much energy on negativity—especially since Marcheline passed away from ovarian cancer in 2007. Here’s to making the best of the time we have left!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.