After years of ups and downs, a source reveals to Closer Weekly that Jon Voight is making amends with his superstar daughter, Angelina Jolie.
Jon was invited to attend the family screening of Angelina’s new film, By the Sea, where he apologized to his daughter. “Jon said the words Angie has been waiting to hear for decades: ‘I’m sorry,’ ” a friend of the actress, who co-stars in the romantic drama with her husband, Brad Pitt, tells Closer Weekly, in its new issue — on newsstands now.
For decades, “it’s been one of Jon’s greatest regrets that he wasn’t closer with Angie, and as a result, a bigger part of her children’s lives,” says an insider. “He’s tried to make amends for years — he’s really become a very emotional, big-hearted man.”
Jon and Angelina in December 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
With Jon getting older and Angelina’s health scare, they’ve finally decided to put their differences aside, giving Jon the chance to be an active grandfather to Angelia and Brad’s six children. “He feels he can now play his greatest role: doting grandpa,” says an insider.
“Angie invited Jon to spend Christmas with her family in LA and to a post-holiday getaway to their château in France,” her pal reveals. “She’ll get Jon together with the kids for a week at least four times a year, and she’s inviting him to the kids’ birthday parties.”
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