Insider Scoop: Angelina Jolie’s Family Member Reveals Shocking Details of Her Unusual Childhood and Predicts No Chance of Reconciliation

According to reports, Angelina Jolie once disclosed that Brad Pitt is the only person she talks to frequently as she doesn’t have many friends. It seems like the famous actress also has a distant relationship with her family. In light of her recent divorce filing, her step-grandmother has opened up about their estrangement.

Flashback: Angelina Jolie and brother James Haven are seen with estranged step-grandmother Elke Bertrand

In a flashback, Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven were photographed with their estranged step-grandmother Elke Bertrand. When interviewed by, Elke expressed that Angelina does not have many people in her life anymore. Although she knows that Angelina has her father, Jon Voight, she is unsure of how close they are. In 1985, Elke was cut off by Angelina’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, after a disagreement following the death of Angelina’s grandfather, Rolland Bertrand. Despite being left heartbroken by the fallout, Elke still holds love for Angelina and her other grandchildren and misses them dearly. However, when asked if she wants to reconcile with her famous relative, she declines and shares that she has friends who keep her company when she is feeling unwell, as well as visitors and a doctor.

Going it alone: In the wake of her split from Brad Pitt, Elke said Angelina 'hasn't got many people left in her life'

After breaking up with Brad Pitt, Angelina is said to have very few people left in her life, according to Elke who has not seen her since she was 10. Despite this, Elke has always kept tabs on Angelina’s life and was thrilled when she announced that she underwent a double mastectomy operation in 2013 to lessen her chances of getting cancer. Elke shared some family photos with, which were taken before their estrangement and offer a glimpse into Angelina’s unusual upbringing. In one photo, Angelina can be seen wearing a Thriller T-shirt along with Elke and her brother James Haven, and all of them have clown face paint on. Another photo shows the actress holding a vase of flowers and smiling at her surrogate grandmother from an earlier time in her childhood.

Back in the day: Elke hasn't seen Angelina since she was 10 after being frozen out by the actress's late mother Marcheline. Angelina is seen here with brother James

Elke has not laid eyes on Angelina since she was just ten years old due to being shunned by the actress’s late mother, Marcheline. A rare photo captures Angelina affectionately embracing her older sibling, James. Despite their tumultuous family history, James is the only relative who remains close to Angelina. Just two days before news of her divorce broke, James was spotted spending time with Angelina’s children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne at a park in Los Angeles. In 2000, Angelina and James made headlines when they shared a kiss backstage at the Golden Globes and again three months later at the Oscars. When Angelina won Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted, she controversially began her acceptance speech by declaring her love for her brother.

'I've got lots of friends': Angelina's surrogate grandmother says she won't reconcile with the A-lister but has kept up with her life

The surrogate grandmother of Angelina Jolie, James, has revealed that she has a lot of friends but won’t be reconciling with the Hollywood celebrity. Despite this, James has been keeping up with Angelina’s life. It is worth noting that like Angelina, James’ relationship with her father was also strained, and she legally removed her surname during their estrangement. Angelina’s relationship with her father reached boiling point when he publicly accused her of having “serious mental issues” after adopting Maddox, who is now 15 years old, in 2002. This caused Angelina to cut contact with him, and she expressed that removing her child from her custody would have been unforgivable.

Shock split: The 41-year-old filed for divorce from Brad, 52, on Monday. They are seen here walking their last red carpet together in November

Unexpected separation: On Monday, the 41-year-old initiated a divorce from her husband Brad, who is 52. They were captured in this photo walking the red carpet together in November, which is now believed to be their final public appearance as a couple.

Me and my dad don’t talk. I don’t think that being related by blood makes someone family. My son is adopted and I believe that families are made by love and effort. After my mother Marcheline passed away in 2007, my dad James made peace with my brother Jon, who had been trying to reach out to me for some time. However, it wasn’t until Brad convinced me in 2009 that I agreed to reconcile with my father. Even though our differences are resolved now, I still don’t spend much time with him. In fact, I told him recently that he doesn’t know the reason behind my breakup with Brad.

Yikes: Angelina caused a stir when she was pictured kissing her brother full on the lips backstage at the 2000 Golden Globes

Oh my! Angelina caused quite the commotion when she was caught smooching her brother on the lips at the Golden Globes back in 2000. The incident prompted concerns from their father, who believes that something serious must have happened to lead Angelina to make such a decision. He hopes that everything is okay and asks for people to say a prayer for her. It’s important to note that Angelina was incredibly close to her mother, Marcheline, and even revealed in a 2003 interview with Cosmopolitan that she lost her virginity at age 14 with her mother’s approval. She explained that she either wanted to be reckless on the streets with her boyfriend or have him with her in her bedroom with her mom in the next room.

Close relationship: The actress did the same three months later on the Academy Awards red carpet

Three months after that, the actress replicated the same behavior on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, which indicates a close relationship between the two events.

Angelina revealed a peculiar detail of her childhood in 2007 to OK! magazine, sharing that she was part of a group called the Kissy Girls and was sexually active even during her kindergarten years. She initiated a game in which she would kiss boys, give them cooties, and eventually make out with them while undressing. The actress also admitted in 2010 that she doesn’t have many close friends, confiding only to her family and Brad. The recent divorce documents filed by Angelina reveal that they separated on September 15 for the sake of their family’s well-being. Brad expressed his sadness over the matter but prioritized the welfare of their children.

Gone too soon: Angelina was close to her mother Marcheline, who died in 2007 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. They are seen here in 2001 

Angelina Jolie has requested for physical custody of her six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt and has only offered him scheduled visitation. This decision was made in the best interest of her children, according to a representative for Angelina. While it’s speculated that the split was caused by disagreements over their kids, rumors are circulating that Brad grew too close to his co-star Marion Cotillard while filming Allied. Elke, a friend of Angelina’s, commented on the allegations, drawing parallels to how Brad met Angelina on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith while still married to Jennifer Aniston. She suggested that it may be good for Angelina to move on since people who don’t tell the truth or change are like leopards who don’t change their spots.

Reconciled: The mother-of-six was estranged from father Jon Voight (shown in 1998) for several years before they reconciled at Brad's encouragement in 2008

The mother of six had been separated from her father, Jon Voight, for a significant amount of time until Brad encouraged them to reconcile in 2008. Elke only found out about Angelina’s divorce from and believes that despite the impending custody battle, Angelina may still expand her family. Elke stresses the importance of putting the children first and acknowledges that the decision to divorce would have been particularly tough on them.

Charitable just like Angelina: Elke is shown handing out food to the homeless in Las Vegas

Elke, like Angelina Jolie, is a philanthropist with a heart for helping those in need. She was spotted distributing food to the homeless in Las Vegas, showcasing her charitable nature and selfless spirit.

'The children come first': The 77-year-old says she believes Angelina may have more children

The 77-year-old woman, Elke, is currently residing in Las Vegas and has retired from her job as a family court advocate for abused women. Even though she struggles with some health issues due to her age, she still volunteers for Child Haven, an organization that mentors abused and neglected children, and also helps a non-profit group that feeds the homeless. Interestingly, Elke’s chosen profession and compassion towards the less fortunate are similar to her famous step-granddaughter who campaigns for various causes. Elke believes that Angelina Jolie may have more children in the future, but her focus remains on the welfare of the children. Despite her hearing problems, Elke’s friends help her with her groceries.

Missing her relatives: A source close to the family said Elke was left heartbroken by the fall out, but still loves Angelina and her other three grandchildren and misses them every day

Elke, who is related to Angelina Jolie, is reportedly devastated by the family feud that has caused a rift between them. Despite the disagreement, Elke still holds a special place in her heart for Angelina and her three grandchildren, and she longs for their company every day. This situation has left her feeling saddened and distraught.

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