Angelina Jolie’s Brother James Haven Reveals Details Of Their Current Relationship

LOS ANGELES - JULY 21: Actress Angelina Jolie (R) and her brother James Haven at the after-party for the premiere of "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" on July 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Angelina Jolie’s brother, James Haven, spoke out about the nature of his current relationship with the famous actress in a recent episode of the 90Who10 podcast.

Haven caused a stir when he and Jolie locked lips and kissed at the 2000 Academy Awards, but has since never spoken publicly about their relationship. Haven confirmed his bond with Jolie remained strong and solid through her tumultuous breakup with Brad Pitt. Haven said he naturally looks out for his sister and her children. “I think it’s just very natural [to feel protective] and I just want to be there. Very much like my mom,” he said. “Anytime I’m blessed to be in their presence, I want to be in their presence.”

Haven shed light on the impact the breakup has had on everyone’s lives.

“That’s where it all started, it started with the protection of her and then of her children, my nieces and nephews,” he said on the podcast. “There are those are massively formative years, they’re becoming young adults in their early 20s.”

Haven spoke of the life lessons he learned from his late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, and said she taught him to be present in his family’s life, and that includes the life of his movie star sister.

“A quality I got from my mom, even though cell phones were not as prevalent as they are now, but back to that idea of her always being like, ‘You are the focus,'” he said.

“I set my life up so I can be present with whatever the situation. The formative years, the young adults they’re going to become, I want to be there for them — or for her — whatever she’s going through.” (RELATED: ‘I Would’ve Gone Under In A Much Darker Way’: Angelina Jolie Says Motherhood Saved Her)

Pitt and Jolie ended their marriage in 2016 after an allegedly combative argument on a private plane.