Angelina Jolie’s secretive brother James Haven has been hunkering down during the pandemic at his girlfriend’s run-down block of apartments in a suburb of Los Angeles, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Despite being born into Hollywood royalty, Haven, 47, was spotted in public for the first time in years, repeatedly visiting the modest home of karate instructor Ashley Reign in the San Fernando Valley.
Oscar-winner Jon Voight’s eldest child kept a low profile while arriving at the property in November and December last year and again this month, as coronavirus numbers soared in California.
He was seen going incognito by wearing a face mask and hat at all times while keeping his sunglasses on even after dark.
The rare sightings came after the 20th anniversary last year of Haven’s biggest claim to fame – his kiss with younger sister Angie on the red carpet in 2000.
DailyMail.com can reveal that Angelina Jolie’s brother James Haven has been staying at his girlfriend run-down apartment in Los Angeles
The rare sighting came after the 20th anniversary last year of Haven’s biggest claim to fame – his kiss with younger sister Angie on the Golden Globes red carpet in 2000
Haven is thought to have been ‘dismissed’ from his role as a nanny following Angie’s divorce from Brad Pitt and has not been seen in public with his sister in recent times
Haven, 47, was spotted in public for the first time in years visiting his karate instructor girlfriend Ashley Reign’s home in the San Fernando Valley
He was seen going incognito by wearing a face mask and hat at all times while keeping his sunglasses on even after dark
The Canoga Park building complex where Haven now hangs out is a far cry from his and Angie’s Beverly Hills upbringing and her current A-list lifestyle
Haven went on to work as a full-time nanny for Angie’s six kids, but he is thought to have been ‘dismissed’ from that role following her divorce from Brad Pitt and has not been seen in public with his sister in recent times.
A source said: ‘Angelina and James are widely believed to have drifted apart some years ago.
Haven was previously a nanny for his sister’s six kids, but a source said: ‘Angelina and James are widely believed to have drifted apart some years ago’
‘They used to be inseparable; he was very much her go-to companion and was her best friend for so many years as well as a devoted brother.
‘James helped raise her kids and he would baby sit whenever Angie and Brad wanted private time. It’s fair to say he was one of just a handful of people they felt comfortable looking after them.
‘But all of a sudden and with no real explanation their communication seemed to just stop out of nowhere. He does his thing, she does hers and while they may be cordial from a distance you certainly don’t see or hear of them being together.
‘Obviously only they know what really happened, but it’s sad and the situation doesn’t look like changing any time soon.’
The Canoga Park building complex where Haven now hangs out is a far cry from Haven and Angie’s Beverly Hills upbringing and her current A-list lifestyle.
It has one neighboring apartment building which is completely burnt out and boarded up.
One bedroom units go for just $,1450, cats can be seen hunting rats in the gardens and discarded furniture piles up on the sidewalk outside.
Just around the corner there is a notorious strip club called Xposed where two men were killed in a 2016 shootout over a lost wallet.
Angie and James are pictured as kids. ‘They used to be inseparable; he was very much her go-to companion and was her best friend for so many years as well as a devoted brother,’ a source said
Angelina Jolie (left) and brother James Haven (right) are seen sitting with their mother Marcheline Bertrand. She died in 2007 of breast cancer
Angie and James were born into Hollywood royalty as the children of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand. They’re pictured on the 1986 red carpet at the Academy Awards
An eyewitness who saw Haven at the building complex said: ‘It’s in a very downtrodden and seedy neighborhood.
‘There are homeless people living in the bushes among piles of garbage on the sidewalk and rats running about.
‘The street is always very busy but it’s unkempt and there is a weird, nasty vibe. People seem on edge.
‘After dark it is not the kind of neighborhood that you want to be walking around in. It’s an intimidating place.
‘Haven really stands out too because he’s so tall and he wears his sunglasses at night.’
Canoga Park had significantly higher crime rates over the first six months of 2020 than surrounding neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, with 144.1 crimes per 10,000 people according to the LA Times.
There were 129 violent crimes and 744 property crimes in the area over the same six-month period.
It ranks 40th out of 209 Los Angeles neighborhoods for property crime and 52nd for violent crime.
Haven and Arkansas native Reign have been dating for over a decade and attended the premiere of Jolie’s spy movie Salt together in 2010.
The blonde martial arts enthusiast is believed to be earning money during the Covid-19 pandemic with online karate classes for kids a few times a week.
Haven and Arkansas native Ashley Reign have been dating for over a decade. She was spotted by DailyMail.com last month
The blonde martial arts enthusiast is believed to be earning money during the Covid-19 pandemic with online karate classes for kids a few times a week
Since working as an actor and being his sister’s full-time nanny, little is known about what, if anything, he does for a living and what his current relationship with Angie is like
Haven previously worked with little success in movies and TV before moving on to become full-time nanny to Jolie’s six children at the time of her bombshell divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016.
The following year it was reported that he had been ‘quietly dismissed’ from the role as claims surfaced that it had been taking a heavy toll on him.
Since then little is known about what, if anything, he does for a living and what his current relationship with Angie is like.
His last film credit was an acting role in short film Easy Silence in 2014, according to online movie database IMDb.
It has been claimed in the past that he received 10 percent of Jolie’s earnings due to a deal agreed when their late mother Marcheline was handling Jolie’s finances.
Angie and Haven set Tinseltown tongues wagging in 2000 when they locked lips after she won best supporting actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted.
During her acceptance speech she told a stunned audience: ‘I’m in shock, and I’m so in love with my brother right now.
‘He just held me and said he loved me, and I know he’s so happy for me. And, um, thank you for that.’
Just around the corner from the apartment where Haven is staying with his girlriend there is a notorious strip club called Xposed where two men were killed in a 2016 shootout over a lost wallet
Cats can be seen hunting rats in the gardens and discarded furniture piles up on the sidewalk outside of the apartment building
Commenting later on the incident, Haven said: ‘It was an amazing moment. Yet it was totally misconstrued.’
Haven has previously complained about his Hollywood star father’s lack of funds while he was growing up.
Speaking in 2007, he said: ‘One of the saddest things in my life happened when I was 16, which is when you can get your permit to drive in LA.
‘I did not have a car in high school and neither did Angelina.
‘Try to imagine. You go to Beverly Hills High, one of the wealthiest high schools in the nation.
‘Even the cheapest car that anyone has is brand new. All my friends are well off. I have a movie-star father and no car.
‘It was debilitating. I did not to go to the prom because I felt uncomfortable that Dad would have to drive me. It’s an embarrassing thing.’