Jon Voight: Family Reunion Is “A Very Beautiful Thing”

Jon Voight is dishing a few of the details of his recent vacation in Venice, Italy with his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie and her big brood.

“It’s nice to have something that’s positive!” the 71-year-old actor tells US of his Italian vacation, where he was spotted joining the Lara Croft star, her partner Brad Pitt and their kids on a boat ride down the Grand Canal. “It’s a very beautiful trip. A lot of fun.”

Jon was thrilled to spend some time getting to know his six grandchildren – Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 3 1/2, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 1 1/2.

“I have baby pictures that are very resembling of Shiloh,” he says of Brad and Angie’s adorable daughter. “I don’t know about all the resemblances, but obviously there are some because of the genes.”

He was also quick to dismiss the rumors that there is trouble brewing between the couple, saying that they are doing just fine.

“Exactly right. Of course they are! You can see!” he insists.

Jon hopes that last week’s happy reunion will continue: “I love the possibility of spending time with the family. It’s a very beautiful thing.”

Angelina and her famous father have not been on the best of terms since 2001 when he declared on national television that she had “serious mental problems.”

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  • Kati

    I´m so happy that Jon is finally getting a chance to get to know his adorable grndchildren. But one thing puzzles me. Baby pictures of whom? Of himself or of Angie? One can really see the resemblance of Jon, Shi and the twins. But those three also resemble their dad Brad Pitt a lot too. I really wish that Jon will join the Jolie-Pitt family again soon. The kids sure had a blast with their granddad. Even the twins. Just look at the smile on Jon´s face! He seems to be so happy. I really think that he´s learnt his lesson and will keep his mouth shut about his daughter´s private things. Also Angie sure is happy to have her dad back in her life. She´s already lost her mum. She sure wants have her dad back in her life now.

  • Anon1

    Knox looks nothing like Pitt and looks ill. This interview is off- ish, like he is not telling something, like he is lying. I don’t see much of Pitt in Viv either.

  • Kati

    Anon1 – how can you say that Knox looks ill?! To me he only looks tired and a little bit confused because of all those paps following him and the rest of the family. Both of the twins look perfectly healthy to me. They may have just woken up from a nap before these pics of the family boarding a water taxi in Venice were taken and are still sleepy.

  • Kimberly P.

    I have always said Shiloh is a mini-Jon Voight. I think Knox leans towards AJ/JV, while Viv looks more like Brad.

  • Gedah

    I hope he is as happy about the adopted children too and not just the bio ones.

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