In the murky Brangelina divorce tangle, there seems to be a day-by-day update with scraps of just opinions, facts and analysis adding grist to the rumor mill.

In the latest update, Angelina's father, Jon Voight, shares some sadness and bits of cheering news. 

Even as he was walking the red carpet at the 22nd Critic's Choice Awards, he said his daughter is "holding up during the holiday season."

"She's okay," said the 77-year-old actor said to E! News. "She's holding on."

This was clearly better than last month, when, at the premiere of 'Fantastic beasts and where to find them', he had declined to comment on his daughter's marriage or divorce. "I appreciate everybody's concern and their prayers," he said. "Hopefully things will work out."

Voight also said that he is on tenterhooks to see Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

"Christmas is family, and I have lots of family," he added. "I'm hoping to see my grandchildren. I'm hoping to see my grandnieces and nephews and be with them."

He added: "I'm making the plans now. By the way, I'm supposed to be making these plane flights right as we speak. I have a couple of things I do for the grandkids. They look forward to the same things every year."

"The kids in New York, we get to see a show. So, I get them all tickets to a show that they like. Angelina's OK. She's holding on."

Angelina for the time being still has primary custody of their six children, while Brad Pitt, 52, will continue to have "therapeutic visitation" with the children.

Pitt will be attending weekly "individual therapy sessions" as well as group therapy.

As Angelina is said to have put the "health of the family" ahead of other plans, she is also said to be relieved that after their eight-week involvement, the DCFS is confident that all the safeguards are put in place.