“It’s very sad,” Voight told Inside Edition via phone on Tuesday, confirming the news. “Something very serious must have happened for Angelina to make a decision like this.”
He added that he didn’t know why his sometimes estranged daughter had made the decision to end her marriage to Pitt, but said, “It’s a sad thing. Say a little prayer.”
“I am concerned for Angie and the children, and hopefully I’ll be seeing them very soon,” he said.
Jolie listed their official date of separation as Sept. 15. She is asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children and will ask that Pitt receive visitation rights. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship.
“Brangelina,” as they were dubbed by the media, met on the set of the film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played rival assassins who also happen to be married to each other. There was widespread speculation at the time that their relationship began onset and that Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston so he could be with Jolie.