Jon Voight is no stranger to the limelight. The actor has been relevant all throughout his life. Apart from his own stardom, his children are famous as well.
His daughter, Angelina Jolie perhaps surpasses even him in her fame. But despite the similar careers they have, the duo share quite an uncomfortable relationship…
Jon Voight’s relationship with his daughter Angelia Jolie is famously very fractured. The actor used to cheat on Angelina’s mother quite a lot and now years later, puts himself to blame for his daughter’s “serious mental problems.”
“She was never normal,” Voight once said about her daughter, accepting some responsibility by adding that he never had reached out to her.
James Voight abandoned Angelina and her brother James Haven when both of them were very young, in fact, Angelina was only a baby. Voight had been cheating on their mother Marcheline Bertrand and then abruptly abandoned the family.
“Jon Voight was a terrible father to her back then. He cheated on her mother. Marcheline was broken-hearted,” said Susan Margaret, the mother of a childhood friend of Jolie’s in an interview. “She told me Jon had emotionally abused her. She said he had a thing for a Hollywood starlet. Angelina had a difficult time growing up with what was going on. She has a lot of hostility toward her dad,” she went on to say.
Angelina’s brother James also spoke about his dad once saying that Voight put them through a lot. He said, “There was a lot of hurt and anger. He put my mum through years of mental abuse.”
In later years, Jolie talked about how her failed marriage affected her mother so greatly. She wrote a piece for The New York Times, in which she wrote, “When my father had an affair, it changed her life. It set her dream of family life ablaze. But she still loved being a mother.”