Veteran actor Jon Voight hopes “things will work out” for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

The 41-year-old actress filed for divorce from Pitt, the father of her kids Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, in September but her father Voight is hopeful that things will improve, reports eonline.com.

“I appreciate everybody’s concern and their prayers. Hopefully things will work out,” he said.

Speaking previously, Voight was shocked by the couple’s split, but felt something “serious” must have happened for his daughter to take steps to end her 12-year relationship.

“It’s very sad. Something very serious must have happened for Angie to make a decision like this. I don’t know what it is. It’s a sad thing. Say a little prayer. I am concerned for Angie and the children and hopefully I will be seeing them very soon,” he said.

After Voight left Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand for a young drama student, Bertrand had barred him from seeing the children, and to this day Jolie is said to have a strained relationship with the actor.

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