Angelina Jolie’s father Jon Voight makes RARE comment about daughter as he says he’s ‘proud’ of her and granddaughter Vivienne, 15, after Tony win – after their years-long estrangement

Jon Voight is 'proud' of his daughter Angelina Jolie and granddaughter Vivienne after they stole the spotlight at the 2024 Tony Awards with their remarkable victory. 

The mother-daughter duo produced the musical The Outsiders, which won four trophies, including the top honor of Best Musical. 

'I’m very proud of Vivienne,' Oscar winner Voight, 85, told TMZ on Sunday. 'I’m really proud of Angie because she really tries to encourage each of the kids to be what they want to be.'

Angelina, 49, and her ex Brad Pitt, 60, share six children together: Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, Zahara, 19, Shiloh, 18, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 15. 

'I'm sure Angie contributed with the actors and Angie's a great director,' Voight continued to gush over the Maleficent star.

Jon Voight is 'proud' of his daughter Angelina Jolie and granddaughter Vivienne after they stole the spotlight at the 2024 Tony Awards with their remarkable victory; (pictured 2022)

Jon Voight is 'proud' of his daughter Angelina Jolie and granddaughter Vivienne after they stole the spotlight at the 2024 Tony Awards with their remarkable victory; (pictured 2022)

The mother-daughter duo produced the musical The Outsiders , which won four trophies, including the top honor of Best Musical; (pictured 2024 Tony Awards)

The mother-daughter duo produced the musical The Outsiders , which won four trophies, including the top honor of Best Musical; (pictured 2024 Tony Awards)

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Angelina Jolie goes shopping with her daughter Vivienne, 15, in NYC

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The Midnight Cowboy icon also revealed how Vivienne got her mother involved with the production.

'Vivienne read the book and then went down to see the pre-Broadway play version down close by San Diego and she went down four times and she said "Mom, you got to see this,"' he explained to the outlet. 

The accolades follow a history of turbulent moments between Voight and Jolie, which have caused periods of estrangement over the years.

They reconnected briefly during the filming of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, but Jolie reportedly cut ties with her father again in the early 2000s. 

'We don't really speak that much anymore,' the Changeling star told Vogue in 2002, shortly after starring in the Lara Croft film. 

Voight's infidelity during his marriage to Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, and their subsequent divorce reportedly were key factors in the father and daughter's estrangement. 

Although the pair have made up in the past, Voight recently slammed his daughter for her anti-Israel posts, branding them as 'lies' and saying 'the Israeli army must protect thy soil.' 

Jolie is formerly a special envoy of the UN High Commission for Refugees. She accused Israel of 'deliberately bombing children, women, families, deprived of food, medicine and humanitarian aid' in violation of the international law.

'I¿m very proud of Vivienne,' Oscar winner Voight, 85, told TMZ on Sunday. 'I¿m really proud of Angie because she really tries to encourage each of the kids to be what they want to be'

'I’m very proud of Vivienne,' Oscar winner Voight, 85, told TMZ on Sunday. 'I’m really proud of Angie because she really tries to encourage each of the kids to be what they want to be'

'I'm sure Angie contributed with the actors and Angie's a great director,' Voight continued to gush over the Maleficent star

'I'm sure Angie contributed with the actors and Angie's a great director,' Voight continued to gush over the Maleficent star

The accolades follow a history of turbulent moments between Voight and Jolie, which have caused periods of estrangement over the years; (pictured 1998)

The accolades follow a history of turbulent moments between Voight and Jolie, which have caused periods of estrangement over the years; (pictured 1998)

They reconnected briefly during the filming of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, but Jolie reportedly cut ties with her father again in the early 2000s; (pictured 1991)

They reconnected briefly during the filming of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, but Jolie reportedly cut ties with her father again in the early 2000s; (pictured 1991)

Jolie's parents Voight and Bertrand tied the knot in 1971, welcoming their second child - Angelina Jolie Voight - in 1975. Pictured is Voight with Jolie hours after she was born

Jolie's parents Voight and Bertrand tied the knot in 1971, welcoming their second child – Angelina Jolie Voight – in 1975. Pictured is Voight with Jolie hours after she was born

Voight is seen with James Haven and Jolie at the 1986 Academy Awards

Voight is seen with James Haven and Jolie at the 1986 Academy Awards 

In response, Voight said he was 'disappointed' that his daughter did not understand that Hamas' objective was 'to annihilate the land of the Jews.'

Meanwhile, Vivienne's appearance at the June 16 Tony Awards came as another blow to Brad on Father's Day shortly after she notably dropped his surname on her Playbill credit.  

The mother daughter duo paused for a quick photo session together upon arriving to the Lincoln Center where the ceremony took place. At one point, the pair were spotted sharing a laugh before heading into the main venue.

Last month in May, it was also revealed that Vivienne dropped the last name Pitt from her moniker in The Outsiders Playbill.

According to People, the former couple's daughter was listed as Vivienne Jolie in the literature, instead of Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. It's unknown if she has legally changed her name.

The move came shortly after Angelina was ordered by a judge to turn over every NDA agreement that she signed with a third-party over an eight-year period amid the ex spouses' ongoing legal battle.

Vivienne's name change comes after her older sister Zahara made a similar choice in public.

Last November, when she was inducted into the AKA sorority at Spelman College, she appeared to drop her father's last name as she introduced herself. In a video clip shared by Essence magazine, she stated, 'My name is Zahara Marley Jolie.'

Pitt has also faced scorn from his son Pax, 20, who called him a 'world-class a**hole' and a 'despicable person' in an explosive instagram rant revealed by DailyMail.com.

Brad PItt and Angelina are still embroiled in an ongoing divorce battle and the actor reportedly has a strained relationship with this children; (former couple seen in 2014)

Brad PItt and Angelina are still embroiled in an ongoing divorce battle and the actor reportedly has a strained relationship with this children; (former couple seen in 2014)

Jolie, who shares six children - Maddox, 22, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 1 - with Pitt, reportedly reached out to Voight in 2010; ( pictured in 2014)

Jolie, who shares six children – Maddox, 22, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 1 – with Pitt, reportedly reached out to Voight in 2010; ( pictured in 2014)

Also last month, Brad and Angelina's daughter, Shiloh, 18, officially requested to drop 'Pitt' from her surname in court documents obtained by TMZ. 

Angelina and Brad began dating after Pitt and then-wife, Jennifer Aniston, announced their divorce in 2005.

The two later tied the knot in 2014, with the Maleficent actress filing for divorce in 2016 after only two years of marriage. 

Three years later in 2019, Brad and Angelina were declared legally single.

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