updated 02/24/2010 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/25/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
On Feb. 21, the actress, 34, was photographed with father Jon Voight, 71, in Venice, where the Jolie-Pitts spent some time last week before heading to Paris. Voight joined the entire family for a trip down Venice’s celebrated Grand Canal.
So what spurred the public reunion, which marked the first time the father-daughter duo had been photographed together in several years?
Voight was in Dublin for the Irish Film and Television awards to honor his Deliverance director John Boorman. From there he flew to Venice to meet up with his daughter and grandkids, his rep tells PEOPLE.
“He wanted to spend the day with all of them,” says the rep. “It was wonderful. He’s crazy about his grandkids. He thinks each and every one is very special.”