In the wake of her divorce from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, 41, has decided to bury the hatchet. After years of estrangement from her famous father, Jon Voight, the two sat down for a dinner in Beverly Hills. Jolie who was joined by four of her six children, was laughing and seemed at ease according to onlookers in the restaurant. The Jolie-Pitt twins Vivienne, and Knox,8, Pax,13 and Zahara,12 joined their mother and grandfather for a fun sushi dinner.
Jolie has admitted to friends that since her split with Pitt, she feels very isolated and lonely. She wants her situation to change, so she’s decided to let some people in. She felt starting with her father, whom she has been estranged from for the last 15 years was a good start. She legally changed her name from Angelina Jolie Voight to Angelina Jolie in 2002, so she could put some distance between them. According to insiders close to Jolie, she is trying to rid the negative energy in her life.
Voight was married to Jolie’s mother french actress Marcheline Bertrand and divorced in 1980 when Jolie was 5 and her brother James Haven was 7. There were tales of infidelity at the time, the couple were married for 9 years. Bertrand died in 2007 at the age of 56 of ovarian cancer. Jolie and her father had some severe differences in years past. Voight is an avid Republican and Jolie is extremely liberal and noted for her many humanitarian efforts around the world. Jolie is also working out visitation with Pitt through a private mediator. She believes it’s in the best interest of her children to have a healthy relationship with their father. She told friends she must set a good example for her kids, by patching things up with her father.