Angelina Jolie turns to psychic to contact her dead mom

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Back in January 2007, Angelina Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand died after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. Angelina was reportedly (and visibly) distraught after her mother’s death, dropping weight and welling up with emotion in several interviews months later when asked about her mom. Now the Enquirer is reporting that Angelina is still so grief-stricken, she’s seeking out a New Orleans psychic to help her contact her mom.

“Angelina misses her mother terribly. They were best friends, and Angie relied on her mom for advice about everything from career to relationship issues,” an insider told the Enquirer. “Lately, Angie has been talking about how she wishes Marcheline were around to help her make major life decisions, and if that means reaching into the afterworld, then so be it.”

Angelina met a female psychic in New Orleans not long after her mom died. The two kept in touch after the psychic correctly predicted Angelina give birth to a boy and a girl.

They’re planning to meet for a séance-like session during Angie’s next trip to New Orleans, which will be before the end of January, said the source.

“Angelina has had multiple face to face and telephone sessions with the psychic, but it’s only recently that she said, ‘I want to contact my mother.’”

“Angelina told the psychic that she’s like a sign from her mom that her soul is at peace. But Angie has been grappling with the dilemma of whether she and Brad should make their union official. Marcheline always said she wanted Angie to settle down, but one of Angie’s biggest regrets is that she never asked her mom if she thought Brad was ‘the one.’ Angie is also agonizing over whether or not to adopt another child, or try for another biological child.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, December 21, 2009]

Eh, I could see this, I really could. But if every word of this is true, don’t you think Angelina is using her mom’s spirit or ghost as some kind of cosmic Magic Eight ball? Should I marry Brad? “Reply hazy, try again.” And call me crazy, but I actually believe in psychics and fortune tellers and all of that. Sure, there are some scammers and con artists, but there are many who genuinely have some kind of other-worldly gift. Of course, if I was Angelina, I would be asking questions like “When does Zahara’s world domination begin?” and “Why do my twins look like Spears-Federline children?”

Here’s a nice photo of Marcheline with Angelina’s godmother, Jacqueline Bisset:

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  1. birdie says:

    Interesting… At least the tabloids are getting creative.

  2. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “When does Zahara’s world domination begin?”

    HA, I love it!

  3. moo says:

    Re: Zahara… I think she’s got to wait until she’s 18, or 16 with her parents permission.

    What Ev…… I am sick of them all.

  4. Cheyenne says:

    @moo: Then don’t click on the thread. It ain’t rocket science.

  5. Kathie says:

    I feel sorry for anyone who loses their Mom, she is heartbroken about this and it’s not something you ever get over. That being said poor Angie is not looking well in these pictures. She looks too thin and very sad despite the smile. Wonder why?

  6. truthSF says:

    Aww, she looks just like her mama.

    And not to worry, Empress Zahara’s world domination will be upon us very soon, muahahaha!!!

  7. Solveig says:

    It’s very offensive when someone invents bs like this without any respect to the grief and pain that follow the death of a beloved person.
    I don’t like Angelina, but I find this story outrageous. No one deserves to be mistreated like this.

  8. pixiegirl says:

    I went to a psychic in New Orleans on my honeymoon. She told me I would have 2 boys and they would both be musical and sporty. She also told me that I would be getting a great-paying job very soon. 8 years later, no kids, no great-paying job. But at least I payed her 80 bucks, right?
    In college I went to a ‘tea-leaf’ reader who told me that I would soon be in a terrible vehicle wreck (she wasn’t sure if it would be a car or plane, she said). 15 years later – nada. No wreck.I guess I can’t fault these people though. I mean if someone is willing to pay you to lie to them, you may consider it, right?

  9. Firestarter says:

    For fans of Angelina, this is an interesting tribute to her mother.

    Check out the film at the bottom of the page. Angelina is a dead ringer for her mother.

  10. Trillion says:

    Damn, her skin is amazing.

    Reply: 2 things-

    A) using two derogatory words that mean the same exact thing does not make it twice as true.

    B) Using all caps for your base-less insults do not make them more convincing.

  11. whatever says:

    Wow–the tabloids just refuse to let her go away don’t they? All these stories are ridiculous.

  12. Bobby the K says:


    I never thought i’d feel sorry for this woman, but no one will leave her alone.

  13. prissa says:

    In some pictures she sure reminds me of that actress Rosario… For some reason I wanna say Rosario Dawson but I don’t think that’s her last name. She was the main female character in 7 Pounds.

  14. Eileen Yover says:

    Awwwwww Reply must be a Palin fan!

  15. Charity is Chic says:

    Bobby, there’s no need to feel sorry for her. Once she sold pix of her kids to the tabloids she chose this life. If her children aren’t allowed any privacy why should she be allowed any privacy? She’s at least old enough to make these fame choices. Her children are not.

    Plus, keep in mind what got from the bottom of the A/B-list to the top of the A-list. There’s really no reason at all to feel sorry for her.

  16. Goddess711 says:

    Tell Angie Lilydale, New York. There are some incredible mediums there.
    Happy Hanukkah!

  17. oh hey says:

    @prissa. You want to say Rosario Dawson because it’s correct.

  18. SageAdvice says:

    This is tacky as hell. Who talks about someone’s dead mother?

  19. Baho says:

    As a for instance, Jolie’s change in appearance – she’s obviously trying to look like her mother.

    This is what happens when you lose a loved one without meaningful reconciliation.

    My heart goes out to Angelina. I never thought I’d say that but it’s true.

    Somebody tell Angie: you don’t need a psychic, just talk to your Mom all by yourself in those quiet moments you (should) make for yourself. She’ll be there. That’s the Universal Promise.

  20. Bete says:

    Jesus, all three (Angelina, Marcheline and Jacqueline) look like sisters.

  21. Popcorny says:

    I don’t care how close a “psychic” seems to come to “revealing secrets” -it’s bullsh!t.
    It’s a power-play scam and a farce designed to feed off hope, to suck up the money of the gullible.
    Delusional insecure attention-hungry whores preying on the hopeful and despondent.
    There’s so many slimey tricks to the trade.
    Inside EVERY “psychic” is the stank heart of a con-artist.

  22. hatsumomo says:

    I just googled Marcheline Bertrand using the power of the right click and images, and I ‘m surprised. The photo of her mom and Jolie could be mistaken for Jolie and Shilo(sp?) at the same age. The resemblance is uncanny. I wonder if Jolie looks at those photographs with a pang. Now I know where she got her huge smile.

  23. Mimi says:

    @Charity is Chic you never fail to show up and spit venom in different directions when it comes to one subject in this case the Mother of Angie who unfortunately died after struggling for many years against a horrible and devastating disease. Still Angie is not worthy of your compassion, not that she needs or you’ll be missed even more coming from a person with so much hatred in heart. You could once in a lifetime or at least in these threads about Angie choose to speak a different thing that was not an insult to one person you think you know based on tabloids… To the contrary I prefer to judge if an artist gets my attention or affection based on what coming out of their mouths and actions but again this is just my way of acting.
    I just hope that this will never happen to you because you really look like a stupid insensitive and heartless at this time.
    Imagine that if you would like to hear someone speaking or invented something about ur “beloved” mother after she died just trying to cash in on your suffering … Not nice when the problem is in your house but if is in the neighbor’s house you will smile about his misfortune until the winds change and knocks on your door.

  24. Essie says:

    Boy, the Enquirer has really hit the bottom of the gossip barrel!! Wonder why? I know Angelina sells tabloids but aren’t there other things they could make up besides something this stupid and ridiculous?

    Angelina Jolie is a very intelligent woman with a man she loves, a house full of babies to care for, important charity work and a thriving career. I seriously doubt she has the time for psychics. She is smart enough to know they are all scammers. Nobody with half a brain would believe in this crap.

    Besides, Angelina and her mother were very close and I doubt there are any “issues” she needs to resolve. Angelina and Brad were together for two years before her mother died and Marcelline is the one who named Pax. I’m sure all issues regarding Brad were resolved before and I can’t imagine Angelina has any problems deciding on her own how many children she and Brad will have.

  25. Sakota says:

    “And not to worry, Empress Zahara’s world domination will be upon us very soon, muahahaha!!!”

    I’ll bet she’ll be able to teach former African dictators like Idi Amin how to kepe the subjects in line.

  26. Firestarter says:

    @Essie- How do you KNOW all psychics are scammers? Is it not possible that people do have the ability to communicate with spirits? See beyond what the rest of us see? Can see into the future?

    Sad that people are so narrow minded when it comes to things like that. Just because you do not see beyond what is in front of you, does not mean that it does not exist.

    People who believe in the psychic phenomenon are not any less intelligent than those of you that don’t.

  27. DD says:

    I believe that most self proclaimed psychics are scammers, however I’m open to the possibility that there might be a handful of people with this gift. I have never experienced it myself but I have a few friends who have great stories about their experiences with one psychic or another.

  28. Rose says:

    Show me a pyschic, I’ll show you a huckster. Ridiculous.

  29. Trillion says:

    My mom had strong psychic connections but it only worked with us kids. And it was freaky when it happened! I’m sure there’s a rational explanation that we simply don’t know yet. Because of the mysterious nature of it and because those who seek it are in a vulnerable state, these kinds of things are ripe for exploitation and scammery.

  30. Cheyenne says:

    I think a lot of psychics are scammers. I also think there are a few who may have a genuine gift. I’ve never experienced it so I can’t say for sure.

    In any event, for the NE to drag Angie’s dead mother into their shitrag to boost their sagging bottom line is beyond despicable.

  31. Lindsay says:

    Well if it is true she better be really careful that the psychic is trustworthy. If she believes in whatever, if she finds comfort and resolution in it that is great, but this lady could take scam money from her and once she gets all she can then turn around and make even more selling the details of their conversations as an anonymous source to the tabloids.

    Despite any of her fame seeking past acts or even if she is actually the worst person on the planet as some claim, no one deserves to be taken advantage of by people they are confiding in to get over a profound loss. Especially if they are seeing someone in a professional capacity.

    I’m not trying to imply all psychics are scam artists, although I don’t believe in it, but there are a lot of opportunistic people in this world. As we have learned from Tiger’s mess when some people get close to celebrities all they see is $$$ and their own shot at fame.

  32. Lee says:

    I’m with Kaiser and Firestarter on this as well. Just because we can’t explain or see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. We can’t see bacteria with the naked eye, can we? But thank goodness for antibiotics. I’ve met a couple of psychics with an undeniable connection to something, and they’ve predicted some very specific things with remarkable accuracy. Sometimes life can throw curve-balls, and a good psychic can be very comforting and helpful. But as with anything, there are good ones, and not-so-good, total rip-off artists. The best thing to do if you want to be careful is only see someone who is recommended to you by someone you trust.

  33. Rose says:

    No, but you can see bacteria through a microscope! Psychic schmychic. James Randi really did a number on those snake oil salesfolk.

  34. Liz says:

    Angie mentioned in an interview that she doesn’t even believe in psychics I think it was in Marie Claire.These tabs are pathetic. I remember one claimed that they were fighting about religon and Brad wanted the kids raised Southern Baptist and then Brad says in an interview is I think 80% agnostic and 20% atheist. Another tab (British) claimed they were fighting because Brad was a vegetarian and Angie let the kids eat meat.Then Brad mentioned while promoting IB how he loved steak.

  35. SolitaryAngel says:

    @ Firestarter: DITTO! Also, Bravo–I could not have said it better myself.

    @ Lee: ITA with you; just as there are excellent doctors, not-so-good doctors, and outright quacks–so it goes with any profession.

    I also think it’s beyond despicable for the NE to bring up the dead beloved mother of a celebrity to sell their rags at a time of year that means FAMILY. It must be incredibly painful for Angelina all the time, but especially this time of year–and it’s close to the anniversary of Marcheline’s death too. Disgusting of them.

    **To you naysayers and nonbelievers: Ignorance will be your trumpet.**

  36. Essie says:

    Trillon, every GOOD mother has psychic powers when it comes to their children. That’s a given. It’s the connection a mother has with her child simply because she is their mother. My mother raised 13 kids and if we were all in a crowd and one of use screamed or cried out, she knew instantly who it was and would call our name and run to us. It’s call “mother’s instinct.”

    No stranger would have that connection with you because there is nothing there to connect the two of you. That’s why I don’t believe in psychics. If these people had psychic powers, why aren’t they multi-millionairs? Why don’t they all win the lottery? Why are they charging money to tell you what will happen? They should be rich and doing it for free as a service. Not fleecing people for dollars!!

  37. YAY! says:

    There are lots of celebrities who sell their baby’s picture for charity example JLO but why is it only Angelina being criticized none stop. At least Angelina used the money for charity whereas other celebrities put it in their own bank account. These tabloids would post anything just to make money out of JPs coz they know non-fans would love to read about anything deregatory about the JP’s notice no tabloid rags print good about them.

  38. MooMoo says:

    @Essie – Edgar Cayce is a good example of someone with a gift who helped thousands of people, never took money and suffered in his life because of it. Maybe you ought to look further.

    It’s a shame that the charletons ruin it for everybody and I don’t blame people being skeptical, but there is plenty of truly gifted people out there. I honestly don’t see what is so unbelievable about the possibility if you acknowledge how little we know about time/space e.t.c We think we know just about everything, but we don’t.

  39. Firestarter says:

    @Essie- If you knew anything about psychic abilities, metaphysics, and magic even (Yes, there is such a thing as magic), you would know that the gift cannot be used for profit and personal gain.

    Those who are truly gifted do not want to profit from their abilities, as it is actually quite a burden to communicate with spirits of the dead and to see into the future of others for them.

    You don’t have to believe, but please do not disrespect others who do.

  40. Belle says:

    I don’t believe this story for one second.

  41. mariam says:

    Not buying this. They should just enjoy this couple. Not everybody wants to see them fail. Most American families want to see them make it in Hollywood because they really love each other and thier kids just like millions of Americans. We need more positive news,. This stuff with Tiger is very disheartening. But Brad is a man and knows what he wants and is working at it. Tiger was a man child and had no control. I mean c’mon Brad or Tiger. See ya Tiger. Brad loves his family and respects his partner. Tiger did not even respect himself.

  42. anna says:

    ANGELINA JOLIE must go and see a PSYCHIATRIST and not a PSYCHIC.

  43. Chu says:

    I call bs. Angie is a humanist – she is rational and has no belief in an ‘after-life’.

  44. lucy2 says:

    I think this sort of tabloid story is just gross – I don’t like Angelina, but it is horrible for them to make up stories regarding her deceased mother to try to sell tabloids. Just plain wrong.

    I’m one who believes that there are people with extra abilities, but that 99.9% of the people who claim to have them are full of bs.

  45. Trillion says:

    According to what I’ve seen of TV psychics, they are really gifted at knowing what letter the name of the dead person’s name starts with.

  46. Emily says:

    I think that we don’t know enough about the afterlife and whatever to definitely say that there’s no such things as psychics, ESP, ghosts or whatever. But I do think that the majority of those calling themselves psychic are in fact just fraudsters. Doesn’t mean that there can’t be some real ones out there.

    I also think it’s disgusting that any tabloid could make up a story about a celebrity grieving over a loved one. Make up another break up/pregnancy/affair rumour if you absolutely have to, but the death of a mother should be off limits to all “reporters”, not matter how scummy they are.

  47. Essie says:

    HA!! Cayce?? Never took money? You must be crazy!!! Look it up. The man was a major fraud and he made MILLIONS off people who believed in what he preached!! HA!!

    Believe what you will. Means nothing to me. But, in my humble opinion, there is no such thing as “psychics” or “ESP” or “magic” or people who can tell the future. All of that bull is anti-Christian and I refuse to even think about it.

  48. Trillion says:

    Oh but wait…Christianity isn’t “magic”? If you believe in the virgin birth and believe that by some magic a man who died thousands of years ago can make you immortal and if you don’t agree with that you will burn in hell for eternity, well then think twice before calling other such silliness “bull”.

  49. Emily says:

    Trillion, ITA. Essie, what’s the whole water into wine thing except for magic? Just seems like a cheap parlour trick to me!

  50. Trillion says:

    At least there was wine involved…
    (better than fishes and loaves any day!)

  51. I’m sorry too I feel also pain in my heart but there is no nothing that we can do is life we got to admit is our destiny everybody has their own time to die maybe after death all of us we will to the paradise just god know what will happen with us and courage for you god bless your mother soul .from paulo caetano