Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were married for three years before splitting in 2003. Here, in the former couple is pictured in 2002 Golden Globes.
There is no evil blood between Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie.
The pair of eccentric marriage — and blood vials — were a tabloid spectacle in the early 2000s, but 15 years later, Thornton has nothing but good memories of the relationship.
“I look on that moment as a great time ‘because, you know, Angie is still a friend of mine and she is a great person,” the 62-year-old actor at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA In Conversation podcast on Wednesday. “The films that she makes are the things that are important to her … and whether they succeed or fail, she still does what she believes in, and I will always respect her.”
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Pitt and Jolie to the end of their 11 year relationship in 2106, and currently in the middle of a custody battle of their six children.
Jolie, Thornton’s fifth wife, split from the actor after three years in 2003. She went on to marry Brad Pitt in 2014, but the two separated in 2016. Thornton, meanwhile, is now married to Connie Angland.
The reason Jolie and Thornton not successful, because “they just had a different lifestyle,” the actor explained. “Hair is a worldwide lifestyle and mine is an agoraphobic lifestyle. So, that’s really … the only reason we are probably still not together, you know, ’cause [it was] just a different path and life we wanted to take.”
On top of that, Thornton said he and Jolie’s relationship was “exaggerated” by the media-including the necklaces they wore each other’s blood.
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Thornton recently revealed that the only reason why he and Jolie are still together today is because of their different lifestyles.
“The necklaces were a very simple thing,” he explained. “”Hey, let’s cross our finger with a pin and smear a little on there, and when we’re away from each other, we wear the chain.’ That was so easy, but by the time it came out in the press, it sounded like we were wearing a bucket of blood around our necks.”
Thorton seemed to have different memories of his time with Jolie during a Hollywood Reporter interview in 2014, calling their marriage a “crazy time.” “I’ve never been fond of,” he said.
Jolie, meanwhile, commented on the chains — “it was never a vial anyway… it was kind of romantic,” she gushed — and their relationship in 2008 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I still love him dearly and think the world of him,” she said. “I am proud to be his wife for a time.”
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