Angelina Jolie Throws Subtle Dig At Jon Voight In Powerful Tribute To Her Mother

Written by on May 10, 2020

In case you forgot that Donald Trump’s favourite film star, Jon Voight, is Angelina Jolie’s father, she’s right here to remind you in a robust essay about her recollections of her mother and father.

The “Maleficent” star wrote a revealing op-ed for The New York Occasions on Sunday in tribute to her late mom, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 after a battle with ovarian most cancers.

Jolie mirrored on the life-altering occasion and the way it formed her personal understanding of the world, particularly on Mom’s Day. 

“I misplaced my mom in my thirties,” Jolie writes. “Once I look again to that point, I can see how a lot her demise modified me. It was not sudden, however a lot shifted inside. Shedding a mom’s love and heat, gentle embrace is like having somebody rip away a protecting blanket.”

In praising her mom, Jolie additionally reveals a thinly veiled disdain for her estranged father, with whom she was not on talking phrases for a few years. She shares that Voight brought on super ache by being untrue to Bertrand and that his goals overshadowed her ambitions.

“When my father had an affair, it modified [my mother’s] life. It set her dream of household life ablaze,” Jolie wrote. “However she nonetheless liked being a mom. Her goals of being an actor light as she discovered herself, on the age of 26, elevating two kids with a well-known ex who would forged an extended shadow on her life.

“After she died, I discovered a video of her appearing in a brief movie. She was good. It was all potential for her,” Jolie added. 

The “Midnight Cowboy” star and Bertrand formally divorced in 1980 after almost a decade of marriage. 

Jolie, no stranger to the toll marital points can take, seemingly connects her mom’s struggles to her personal. The actor and ex-husband Brad Pitt at present co-parent their six kids ― Maddox, 18; Pax, 16; Zahara, 15; Shiloh, 13; and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne ― who Jolie says will “eternally come first.”

“Life has taken many turns. I’ve had my very own loss and seen my life take a special course. And it damage greater than I imagined it ever would,” she continued. “However now, with my women rising up and being the ages I bear in mind so properly as a daughter, I’m rediscovering my mom and her spirit.”

Angelina Jolie, right, and her mother Marcheline Bertrand, at a film premiere in Los Angeles in 2001.

Angelina Jolie, proper, and her mom Marcheline Bertrand, at a movie premiere in Los Angeles in 2001.

As an advocate for kids around the globe, Jolie urged safety for younger folks struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic in an essay for Time journal final month. 

“We have been underprepared for this second as a result of we’ve got but to take the safety of kids significantly sufficient as a society,” Jolie wrote. “The profound, lasting well being impacts of trauma on kids are poorly understood and infrequently minimized.”

Voight, in the meantime, hailed Trump as “hero” and a “magnificent soul” for his response to the COVID-19 well being disaster in a current video message. 

However Jolie has revealed that she and Voight have discovered a strategy to talk for the advantage of her kids. 

“Jon and I’ve gotten to know one another — by grandchildren now,” Jolie informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2017. “We’re discovering a brand new relationship. … We’ve had some difficulties, [but] by artwork we’ve been in a position to speak. It’s the frequent language.”

“We don’t actually speak politics properly,” she added. “We speak artwork very properly.”

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