A new report claims the only reason Angelina Jolie reunited with her once-estranged dad Jon Voight is to prevent him from supporting Brad Pitt amid their divorce. Gossip Cop looked into this questionable story, and we've exclusively learned the truth.
Jolie and her father have quite a complicated relationship and once went several years without speaking, but the two are currently on good terms. The National Enquirer, however, is now claiming the actress had a hidden motive for making up with her father. "Scheming Star! Angelina Outsmarts Brad By Making Peace With Dad" blares a new headline on the tabloid's website. The accompanying article says Jolie only reconciled with Voight to keep him from bad-mouthing her and backing Pitt.
"She's totally outsmarted Brad by getting Jon on her side," a supposed "source" tells the magazine. "The divorce is getting uglier. By relaxing her stance on her dad, she's added one more to Team Jolie." The outlet's dubious insider goes on to baselessly predict Jolie's custody battle with her estranged husband "will probably get nastier, but now she's got Jon to vouch for her."
However, the timeline of this bogus story doesn't add up. Jolie and Voight slowly began reconciling in 2007 shortly after the death of her mother and his former wife. By 2011, the two were fairly cordial and the actor even accompanied his daughter to the red carpet premiere of her directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey. In the years that followed, Voight started spending even more time with his daughter and six grandkids.
Jolie began repairing her relationship with her father long before she and Pitt separated, so the magazine's flimsy premise doesn't make much sense. Regardless, Gossip Cop still checked in with a source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us the report is "nonsense." The actress didn't make up with her dad as a preemptive strike against her estranged husband, and the publication's claim otherwise is ridiculous.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Gossip Cop has had to call out the Enquirer for publishing a bogus story surrounding the actress and her dad. We recently busted the magazine for falsely claiming Voight begged Jolie to get help for an alleged eating disorder. The outlet's latest article about the famous father and daughter is equally untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.