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Angelina Jolie's Father, Jon Voight, On Ending Their Feud

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The actor explains why he decided to reconcile after nearly a decade of estrangement.

Angelina Jolie and her father, actor Jon Voight, ended their nearly decade long estrangement last year and he recently spoke up about what life is like with his daughter back.

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‘I suddenly saw things differently and everything shifted,” Voight, 72, tells the U.K.’s Daily Mail about the decision to reconcile with Jolie. “That one moment changed my whole life. It gave me back my daughter and my family. Being reunited with my Angie is very precious to me.”

Reportedly, the two fell out in 2002 when the actor said in a television interview that she should “get help,” because she had “serious mental problems.”

Both of them had been very private about the feud. In 2007, Jolie told the London Evening Standard, "I am hoping my relationship with my father will be more private in the future… At the end of the day, we both wish the best for each other and we'll try to start communicating in some way."

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News of their reconciliation broke last year when they were photographed together. Voight says that Jolie’s family with actor Brad Pitt and their six children is one of his greatest joys.

"I adore my grandchildren, they are my great love. It makes me so emotional and grateful," he says. "I’m always laughing and completely happy when I’m with them. It makes Angie so happy too, as you can imagine."