It took Angelina Jolie and her dad, Jon Voight years to rekindle their relationship.
But shortly after it was announced that Angelina Jolie and Voight have patched things up, the tabloids started concocting dubious stories about them.
Angelina Jolie had a hidden agenda for reconciling with Jon Voight
According to National Enquirer, Jolie’s intentions for reconciling with her dad aren’t pure. After all, she just wants to make sure that Voight would side with her in her custody battle against Brad Pitt.
“She’s totally outsmarted Brad by getting Jon on her side. The divorce is getting uglier. By relaxing her stance on her dad, she’s added one more to Team Jolie,” a source said.
But Gossip Cop quickly debunked the claims by saying that the timing of the story doesn’t make sense. After all, Jolie and Voight already started making amends way before the former filed for divorce.
In fact, it was Pitt that encouraged Jolie to reach out to her dad after she froze him out for years.
Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight’s tumultuous relationship
During a previous interview, Voight revealed that he tried to give his daughter a hug at an event. However, some from Jolie’s security team urged him to step away.
Voight also said that Jolie started freezing him out after she encouraged her to seek help. The actor didn’t reveal exactly what kind of help he wanted Angelina Jolie to get, but he claimed that the actress struggled emotionally.
The rumor-debunking site also spoke with a source close to Jolie and was told that the tabloid’s claims are nonsense. After all, Jolie’s reconciliation with Voight had nothing to do with her divorce.
Does Jon Voight know his daughter’s darkest secrets?
A year later, the same tabloid claimed that Jolie was worried that her dad would testify against her in her divorce proceedings. Since Voight has known Jolie all her life, the actress was, allegedly, worried her dad knows some ugly truths about her.
“Jon knows her darkest secrets firsthand – and he has no reason to hold back,” the source said.
By the time the tabloid published their story, Jolie and Voight have already been on good terms. As such, it’s unlikely for the latter to testify against his daughter.
In 2017, Jolie even revealed that her dad has a wonderful relationship with his grandchildren. As such, it’s unlikely for Voight to risk his relationship with his grandkids just so he could spite Angelina Jolie in court.
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