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Heartless! Jen Shuns Her Ailing Dad On Father's Day — Inside His Pain

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Jun. 24 2016, Updated 11:56 a.m. ET

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Jennifer Aniston skipped Father's Day with her ailing soap star dad, RadarOnline.com has learned, but he healed his broken heart by spending time with his only grandchildren. Click through the gallery to see frail John Aniston with the babies while Jen was in New York City.

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Jennifer Aniston skipped Father's Day with her ailing soap star dad, RadarOnline.com has learned, but he healed his broken heart by spending time with his only grandchildren. Click through the gallery to see frail John Aniston with the babies while Jen was in New York City.

Jennifer Aniston arrives at an office in the FlatIron District of New York City carring a bottle water

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Even though her mother just died, leaving her with only one parent, Jen chose to spend Father's Day in New York City while her Greek papa spent the holiday with his grandchildren.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux arrive to Nobu in New York City

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Leaning heavily on a stroller for support, former Hollywood A-lister John, now 82, was a forlorn figure on the family holiday. His famous daughter Jen failed to visit him at his California home, instead choosing to remain in New York, wining, dining and shopping with her husband, Justin Theroux.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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John's other child AJ, his adult son with current wife Sherry Rooney, was also a no-show. John, who has been battling poor health since his reported 2006 heart attack, is believed to be devastated by the snub.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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But it wasn't all bad news for the legendary Days of Our Lives actor. While his biological children might have snubbed him on the special holiday, his baby grandchildren were on hand to brighten up John's day.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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AJ's ex-girlfriend and baby mama brought their two children to have lunch with John and Rooney at a gorgeous waterfront restaurant. AJ's one-year-old son, Ryat, and newborn daughter, Kira Rose, spent the day with their grandfather.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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The photos of the baby, obtained exclusively by Radar, are the first time that Jen's niece, who was born on May 21, has been pictured in public.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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AJ has lived life outside of the public eye for years.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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The only recent mention of Jen's half-brother on Adriane's Facebook page in recent months came when she admitted on Facebook that little Kira "looks like AJ in person".

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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Tattooed AJ lives a nomadic life, traveling up and down the West Coast of America. He despises the celebrity life of his dad and sister, once angrily telling a reporter that being related to them "has been a pain in my a** for years".

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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But Adriene has clearly prioritized family, introducing her kids to their granddad John.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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"John reached out to Adriane," says a source. "He might not have the best relationship with Jen or AJ, but he's determined to be in the lives of his grandchildren and their mother."

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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And it appears that John adores the little ones, who some of his features. "He had the little boy on his lap at lunch, proudly showing him a new Apple watch which looked like a Father's Day gift," said a witness at the restaurant. "He was doting on the children – and he was doting on their mom as well."

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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"You could tell that they were all really close," said the source.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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Insiders are surprised that Jen, 47, isn't making more of an effort to spend time with John – especially given that her mom Nancy Dow died just last month. "Jen of all people should know now that time with your parents is precious as they get older," said an Aniston insider.

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John Aniston Spends Father’s Day with Adriane Hallek and Grandchild

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"If there's bad blood between them, it's time to let it go. Even though John doesn't have Jen or AJ around, it's lovely that he's so close with Adriane and her little ones," the source said. What do you think about Jen skipping Father's Day?

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