Angelina Jolie reunites with dad
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 February 2010
Angelina Jolie and her father Jon Voight have reportedly reunited after being estranged from him for several years
Angelina Jolie has reportedly reunited with her father Jon Voight.
The Oscar-winning beauty - who raises six children with her partner Brad Pitt - was photographed with her kids and her dad in Venice on Sunday (21.02.10) sparking rumours they have reconciled after being estranged for years.
Brad, 46, is believed to have encouraged 34-year-old Angelina - who has recently been living in Venice, Italy, while she prepares to shoot 'The Tourist' opposite Johnny Depp - to "smooth things over" with Jon, 71.
A source said: "Since Brad and Angelina have been together, he has been encouraging her to smooth things over with her dad. And when it comes to the kids, Brad wants them to know their grandfather the way the kids know his parents."
The 'Wanted' actress - who has three adopted children, Maddox, eight, five-year-old Zahara and Pax, six, and three biological children, Shiloh, three, and 19-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne - has been at war with her dad for years after he accused her of having "mental problems" shortly after her split from ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton in 2002.
Jon said at the time: "I haven't come forward and addressed the serious mental problems she has spoken about so candidly to the press over the years, but I've tried behind the scenes in every way."
The screen veteran has previously spoken about how he hoped to reconcile with his daughter on a permanent basis, saying: "We're in touch, but not regularly. We love each other and that's the most important thing."