It seems that everyone in the world knows that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are finally engaged after seven years and six kids, but it came as a complete surprise to her father, Jon Voight. Just why hasn’t Jolie told her dad the happy news?
“They haven’t given me any insight into that. I can’t really trust what people say. The newspapers and magazines seem to go their own way, and so I have to get it from Angie,” Voight explained. “I’ve seen her recently and we’ve had a great time, but we haven’t talked about that.” Maybe Jolie thinks her dad is so shielded from the media that he just doesn’t know.
What is more probable is that the two don’t have that kind of personal relationship despite the family tie. Jolie commented on their relationship with 60 Minutes last year and said, “I didn’t speak to him until my mother passed away and then I called him. I was going to write a letter and then I realized that was cruel . . so I called him on the phone after six years to tell him that she had passed.”
At least the father-daughter pair are making an effort to get over the past, even if they aren’t on the most ideal terms. Unless they get significantly closer fairly quickly, it’s probably a safe bet that Voight won’t be giving Angelina Jolie away at the wedding.