Actor Scott Eastwood has made amends with the father of his late girlfriend after failing to reach out to him following her tragic death in 2014.
The Suicide Squad star recently revealed his heartbreak in a new interview with GQ Australia, admitting he was still processing the loss of Jewel Brangman, who was killed two years ago when the defective airbag of her rented 2001 Honda Civic exploded following a fender-bender.
"I've lost friends before; I've lost some great friends, but I had never lost someone I had been really intimate with," he told the magazine. "Maybe it's made it harder for me to date."
During the candid chat, Scott admitted he still hadn't called the late model's dad to express his condolences, claiming, "I still haven't found the right words."
However, on Tuesday (23Aug16) - the day the interview was published - Clint Eastwood's son finally decided to pick up the phone and make contact with Alexander Brangman.
The single father and law professor tells People.com the phone call was an emotional one as he had previously been "hurt" and "angry" that Scott had failed to send his condolences or attend Jewel's memorial service.
"He said, 'I didn't reach out because I didn't know what to say'," the 61-year-old recalls. "He was very apologetic."
However, he didn't let Scott off lightly for speaking publicly about Jewel's death before reaching out to him, commenting: "I don't think he handled the situation properly."
The chat helped the two men patch up their differences and Alexander has now forgiven Scott for his behaviour, accepting the model's death must have been hard for the 30-year-old, too.
"I was angry - but everybody grieves differently," he explains. "You know, he's a kid, too. I didn't know what his grieving process is. I'd like to get to know more of what he went through. Because that's a difficult thing.
"Maybe he didn't know how to grieve, and in some ways, I could have helped him. Or could still help him."
The pair has since agreed to one day meet up in person, with Alexander concluding, "If we do get together, that could be something interesting. If he wants to confide in me the struggles he's been going through in regards to their relationship and her passing, I'll be more than glad to counsel him."