Angelina Jolie is a woman of many secrets.
When Jon Voight, 73, learned that his daughter, 36, is engaged to love of seven years Brad Pitt, he was just as surprised as the rest of the world.
"It was very nice I thought. If they are happy -- if they're going to have a wedding -- it's wonderful," Voight told Us Weekly at the Public Counsel's 2012 William O. Douglas Dinner in Beverly Hills Sunday. "Of course, they're the parents of six kids. They've been that way for a while."
Voight said that neither Jolie nor Pitt, 48, have revealed any details about their big day. "They haven't given me any insight into that. I can't really trust what people say," he explained. "The newspapers and magazines seem to go their own way, and so I have to get it from Angie."
The Deliverance actor added: "I've seen her recently and we've had a great time, but we haven't talked about that."
"She's one of those people that can do many things at once and has many passions," he gushed. "She is a remarkable actress and then she's lovely with her children. I always get a great deal of joy when I'm with she and her children. I see the way she takes care of six children at the same time . . . and it's a lot of fun. She's a lot of fun with them."
(Pitt and Jolie are parents to Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 3.)
Academy Award nominee Pitt recently proposed to Jolie with a tablet-shaped diamond ring, estimated at 16 carats. "Angelina cried and smiled," a confidant tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now). "Everyone hugged once she put it on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids."
Jolie and her father were estranged for many years before reconciling in 2007. "I didn't speak to him until my mother passed away and then I called him. I was going to write a letter and then I realized that was cruel . . so I called him on the phone after six years to tell him that she had passed," Jolie explained on 60 Minutes in 2011.
"We talk as people who have been through things and are now at a time where we're trying to do the right thing for the other people in the family," Jolie added.