Billy Bob Thornton says there's only one reason he isn’t still married to Angelina Jolie

2018-06-15 12:43

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Billy Bob Thornton is getting very candid about his highly-publicised marriage to Angelina Jolie and says there’s only one reason they aren’t still married!

Billy and Angie were married from 2000 to 2003.

Billy started off by saying his three-year marriage to Angelina was a ‘great time’ in his life. 

“I look at that time as a great time because Angie’s still a friend of mine and she’s a great person,” the 62-year-old actor said on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s HFPA in Conversation podcast on Wednesday.

He added he’ll always respect her for how passionate she is about her work.

“The movies she makes are 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.”

The reason Billy and Angelina didn't work out is they just “had different lifestyles,” the Fargo actor explained.

“Hers is a global lifestyle and mine is an agoraphobic lifestyle. So that’s really the only reason we’re not still together, maybe. There was a different path in life we wanted to take.”

Billy added that most of what the media publicised about his relationship with Angelina, was exaggerated – including the necklaces they wore containing each other's blood.

“The necklaces were a very simple thing.”

“‘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,” he explained.

“But by the time it came out in the press, it sounded like we were wearing a bucket of blood around our necks.”

After they split Angie went on to marry Brad Pitt in 2014, but the two separated in 2016.

Billy is now married to Connie Angland, his long-time partner and mother to his 13-year-old daughter Bella.

Sources: People Magazine, ETOnline, Hollywood Life

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