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For Many Years, Angelina Jolie Couldn’t Forgive Her Father Jon Voight After He Abandoned The Family

Date August 22, 2019 21:53

John Voight is a well-known American actor. However, he is famous not only for his work in the movie industry but also for his tumultuous relationship with his daughter, Angelina Jolie.

Voight was married twice in his life. His second wife, aspiring actress Marcheline Bertrand, gave birth to the couple’s two children, Angelina and James. Voight and Bertrand separated after 5 years of marriage and officially divorced 2 years later. But what made the actor’s kids despise him for many years?

Father-daughter rivalry

Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight have a very complicated relationship. After her parents divorced, Jolie claimed that Voight cheated on her mother and left her with two children, completely abandoning the family.

After Bertrand passed away in 2007, Jolie revealed that her mother “gave up on her dreams” of having an acting career by marrying her father, who was never around.

According to Express, Jon emotionally abused Marcheline, having "a thing for Hollywood starlet."

Angelina had a difficult time growing up with what was going on. She has a lot of hostility toward her dad.

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Psychologists blamed Voight in Jolie’s mental problems, saying that her string of failed marriages, alleged drug abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts were all because she developed abandonment issues after her dad left the family.

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Nonetheless, despite all of the family drama, Jolie and Voight managed to bury the hatchet.

Reconciliation

It seems that after Voight became a granddad, his relationship with his daughter has changed for good. According to Hollywood Reporter, Jolie said:

Jon and I have gotten to know each other — through grandchildren now — [and] we're finding a new relationship.

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The actress revealed that the secret that keeps them in peace is the fact that they don’t discuss politics anymore. It’s strange to think that after all these years of rivalry, politics is the thing they argue about. Nonetheless, we are happy to know that the two finally made amends.

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