Angelina Jolie’s Father Befuddled
As if the feud between Angelina Jolie and her estranged father Jon Voight was not acute enough, the grandfather of Zahara Jolie made another embarassing remark.
Jon Voight was caught on tape at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tea Party on Saturday, where he mistakenly called his granddaughter Shakira instead of Zahara.
Entertainment news Web site TMZ.com has posted footage of Voight sending birthday wishes to his grandson Maddox saying, “Maddox just had a birthday. Happy birthday, Maddox! Five years old — it’s a big one! You’re going to be a young man, and I send my love out to you. And send my love to … uh … Shakira … and Shahira …”
The befuddled grandfather then asked the reporter, “Is it Shakira or Shahira?” When the reporter replied that the correct name was Zahara, the confused Voight added, “Shahara! Shahara!”
Zahara’s name means “flower” in Swahili, the second name “Marley” comes from late Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley. Zahara’s nickname is “Z”.
Angelilna Jolie and Brad Pitt’s other daughter Shiloh Nouvel, who is three months old, failed to get a mention.