Angelina Jolie travels to see dying mother
(Marcheline Bertrand and ex-Jon Voight)
Angelina Jolie has taken her baby daughter Shiloh Nouvel to see her dying mother.
The actress's mother Marcheline Bertrand – who has terminal cancer – was unable to be by Angelina's side when she gave birth in Namibia last month.
To grant her mother's final wish, the actress has arrived in Los Angeles – where Marcheline is being cared for – to properly introduce Shiloh to her grandmother.
A source was quoted in Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Angelina and her mum are really close. Their time apart during the latter stages of her pregnancy was tough.
"She originally wanted to give birth to Shiloh in France – the country where her mum was born and raised.
"But Marcheline simply wasn't well enough to make the long-haul flight to be by her daughter's side. Angelina has been determined to let her mum hold Shiloh before it was too late."
The reunion was said to have left the brunette actress – who already has two adopted children, four-year-old Maddox, and 16-month-old Zahara with Brad Pitt – extremely emotional.
The source added "Angelina was overwhelmed that her mum managed to battle through to see her granddaughter at last."
Although Marceline – who had Angelina with her ex-husband actor John Voight – could not be present at her granddaughter's birth, Angelina's elder brother James Haven was in Namibia as the actress underwent a Caesarean section.