As the bitter and lengthy divorce battle between Angelina Jolie and her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, marches on, a very outspoken family member has decided to weigh in.
With millions of dollars of assets to divide, an ongoing custody battle, and bitterness between the former couple, the divorce process has become one of the longest and most costly.
Despite the messy process, both Pitt and Jolie have avoided talking directly to the media.
However, Jolie’s father and Donald Trump‘s backer has decided to weigh in on the drama during a brief chat with reporters.
Jon Voight also took a swipe at his former son-in-law, Brad Pitt.
The controversial star was asked to share details or give an update on the matter, and he first responded by saying no comments.
However, when the paparazzi pressed on, he added that he was praying for the family.
Asked how his grandchildren — Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, are doing, he responded with a bit of candor.
The 82-year-old said via The Sun: “The kids are coping as best they can.”
Jon Voight went after Brad Pitt by saying this: “He (Brad) has had some difficulties with alcohol, and I hope that he takes care of things, and I pray for the guy.”
The conservative actor, who was once estranged from his daughter, was asked if he has been able to see his grandchildren during the coronavirus pandemic and became timid.
He replied: “I don’t want to talk too much about that.”
It has been claimed that Jolie decided to file for divorce in late 2016 after Pitt got into a drunken altercation with his son, Maddox, on a flight.
In an interview with GQ, Pitt spoke about the incident saying: “I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called. And you know, after that, we’ve been able to work together to sort this out.”
He continued: “We’re both doing our best. I heard one lawyer say, ‘No one wins in court — it’s just a matter of who gets hurt worse.’ And it seems to be true, you spend a year just focused on building a case to prove your point and why you’re right and why they’re wrong, and it’s just an investment in vitriolic hatred. I just refuse. And fortunately, my partner in this agrees. It’s just very, very jarring for the kids to suddenly have their family ripped apart.”
Talking to the New York Times, Pitt opened up about his drinking problem by confessing: “I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges.”
The divorce is about to get more complicated with several children testifying and painting Pitt in an unflattering light, and Jolie has “offered proof and support” of “testimony regarding domestic violence” against her ex-husband.