Devastated Krisann Morel says she is deeply concerned that the star is demonizing her ex and using her children as weapons against him – just like Jolie’s mother did when she was a kid.
Morel, 63, cared for Jolie during her formative years and was close friends with her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, before she died of cancer.
She said there are startling parallels between what is happening now and the star’s own troubled childhood when her mother cut off her famous father Jon Voight – leading to years of heartache and estrangement.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Morel said:
‘I’m speaking out because I want to send a message to Angelina, who I care about very much.
I want to tell her, “Please don’t cut Brad out of the children’s lives. Don’t use the children as weapons in your divorce. And don’t demonize your husband”.
Because that is exactly what your mother did when she was breaking up with your father. And the result was you had a lonely and traumatic childhood. Why would you inflict the same tragedy on your kids?
Jolie’s parents, Marcheline Bertrand and Jon Voight split in 1977, just two years after Jolie was born. I am worried that Angie is repeating the past – repeating the same mistakes her mother made during her divorce – and I want to get this message across to her before it is too late.’
Grandmother and mother-of-one Morel opened up about 41-year-old Jolie’s troubling upbringing and how the vicious war that broke out between her mother and father still seems to affect her today.
She revealed that Bertrand could barely stand to look at her daughter when she was a baby because she looked so much like her cheating father, who ran off with a young drama student named Stacey Pickren.
And she said that the young star and her brother James Haven, 43 – raised by a coterie of nannies – were frequently used as weapons to attack their womanizing dad.