Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie's estranged relative says the star "hasn't got many" friends.

Elke Bertrand, the estranged step-grandmother of the 41-year-old actress who was frozen out of the family by Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand in 1985, insists the 'Tomb Raider' actress - who filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday (19.09.16) - doesn't have many people she can rely on.

Speaking to DailyMail.com, Elke said: "Angelina hasn't got many people left in her life. I know she's got her father (Jon Voight) but I don't know how close they are."

Elke hasn't spoken to Angelina's family following an argument in the wake of the death of Angelina's grandfather Rolland Bertrand in 1985.

Despite claiming she misses Angelina and her other three grandchildren "every day", Elke says she has no interest in reconciling with her famous relative.

She said: "No. I've got lots of friends. People who keep my company when I'm feeling sick, I have plenty of visitors as well as the doctor."

The 'By The Sea' actress cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for her split from Brad.

Sources close to the star have since described Angelina as relieved now that the papers have been submitted, saying she feels "like a weight has been lifted".

A source previously said: "She feels like a weight has been lifted. This has been coming for some time. This is a very difficult period for the family.

"It was such a difficult decision and it was so hard for her to make. Now that she has made it she knows it was the right thing."