They may not be on speaking terms, but Jon Voight says he still looks up to his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie.
“People who raise children properly are heroes to me because it takes a lot of work,” Jon, 69, told Us magazine at the Hollywood premiere of Forgetting Sarah Marshall on Thursday. “And when they do it with joy and love, there’s nothing more beautiful.”
Of Angelina’s charitable work, he told Us magazine, “I think she’s terrific. God bless her!”
Jon — who hasn’t spoken to his daughter since 2002 when he said that she had “severe emotional problems” during a TV interview — called her latest pregnancy “wonderful.
“I’m very excited, and I’m sending my love to the family,” he told Us magazine. “They’re getting to be a bigger family — it’s great!
Added Jon, “It’s nice to see people embracing family and loving that whole process.”