Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Angelina Jolie's father says their reconciliation was "wonderful".

We're in touch, but not regularly. We love each other and that's the most important thing.

The Oscar-winning beauty - who raises six children with her partner Brad Pitt - was photographed with her estranged dad Jon Voight and her kids in Venice on Sunday (21.02.10) and the veteran actor is delighted they managed to put their differences behind them.

Speaking on his return from Italy, he smiled and said: "It was good. We spent quality time together. I don't want to talk about it too much but it was wonderful."

The 71-year-old star also praised Brad, describing him as "terrific".

Asked if he would be supporting the 'Inglorious Basterds' star at the forthcoming Academy Awards, he told TMZ: "He isn't up for Best Actor this year, but everything he does is terrific."

Brad, 46, is believed to have encouraged 34-year-old Angelina - who has been living in Venice while she prepares to shoot 'The Tourist' opposite Johnny Depp - to "smooth things over" with Jon.

A source said: "Since Brad and Angelina have been together, he has been encouraging her to smooth things over with her dad. And when it comes to the kids, Brad wants them to know their grandfather the way the kids know his parents."

The 'Wanted' actress - who has three adopted children, Maddox, eight, five-year-old Zahara and Pax, six, and three biological children, Shiloh, three, and 19-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne with Brad - has been at war with her dad for years after he accused her of having "mental problems" shortly after her split from ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton in 2002.

The screen veteran has previously spoken about how he hoped to reconcile with his daughter on a permanent basis, saying: "We're in touch, but not regularly. We love each other and that's the most important thing."

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