(In the above pic Angelina and Jon were snapped during happier times)
Angelina Jolie’s father Jon Voight thinks it’s “wonderful” the mom of six wants more kids.
“I think that comes from my dad. My dad was a great storyteller and just had this way with kids,” Jon told Us magazine at Wednesday’s 24: Redemption premiere in NYC.
Angelina is “part of a legacy of my dad … [they both have] this idea about family,” Jon shared. “She always had this very unusual idea — and her brother’s like that, too. Her brother has this great love for protecting children.”
Now that she has the twins, Angelina “is very happy,” said Jon, with whom Angelina has said she is slowly reconciling after years of estrangement. “I saw her before the twins came, and I’ve never seen her that happy.”
Even though he has yet to see Knox and Viv, Jon said he’s already thinking of what to buy his grandchildren.
“Isn’t that a happy thing?” he said. “That’s the happiest thing to think about what kids would like, right?”
Jon said he’s “hoping” to see the kids around the holidays. “We’ll see.”
Jon also shared that he sympathizes with his daughter and Brad trying to protect their kids amid a daily barrage of paparazzi.
“They are handling it, but it’s a stress on them because they can’t do things, they can’t easily go out and do stuff. They always have to consider the barrage of some kind happening. It’s difficult. They’re just kids after all, they’re just young people.”
Awww…hopefully he’ll get to see his grandchildren for the holidays!