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Billy Bob Thornton Reveals the ‘Only Reason’ He and Ex-Wife Angelina Jolie Aren’t Still Together

There’s no unhealthy blood between Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie. 

The pair’s eccentric marriage — and blood vials — had been a tabloid spectacle in the early 2000s, however 15 years later, Thornton has nothing however fond recollections of the relationship. 

“I look at that time as a great time ‘cause, you know, Angie is still a friend of mine and she’s a great person,” the 62-year-old actor stated on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s HFPA In Conversation podcast on Wednesday. “The movies she makes are still things that are important to her … and whether they succeed or fail, she still does what she believes in, and I’ll always respect her for that.”

Jolie, Thornton’s fifth spouse, break up from the actor after three years in 2003. She went on to marry Brad Pitt in 2014, however the two separated in 2016. Thornton, in the meantime, is now married to Connie Angland. 

The purpose Jolie and Thornton did not work out is as a result of they “just had different lifestyles,” the actor defined. “Hers is a world way of life and mine is an agoraphobic way of life. So, that’s actually … the solely purpose we’re most likely nonetheless not collectively, you understand, ‘trigger [it was] only a totally different path and life we wished to take.”

On prime of that, Thornton stated his and Jolie’s relationship was “exaggerated” by the media — together with the necklaces they wore containing one another’s blood. 

“The necklaces were a very simple thing,” he defined. “‘Hey, let’s poke our finger with a pin and smear a little on there, and when we’re away from each other, we’ll wear the necklace.’ That was that 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 appeared to have totally different recollections of his time with Jolie throughout a Hollywood Reporter interview in 2014, calling their marriage a “loopy time.” “I’ve by no means been keen on it,” he stated. 

Jolie, in the meantime, commented on the necklaces — “it was by no means a vial anyway… it was form of romantic,” she gushed — and their relationship throughout a 2008 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I nonetheless love him dearly and consider the world of him,” she expressed. “I am proud to have been his spouse for a time.” 

See what Thornton advised ET about his relationship with Jolie in 2016 in the video beneath. 

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