"We’re Good Friends": Billy Bob Thornton Says He And Ex-Wife Angelina Jolie Still Talk 16 Years After Divorce

September 16, 2019 15:59

Billy Bob Thornton is opening up about his brief marriage to Angelina Jolie. The pair were married from 2000 to 2003.

Hollywood’s eccentric couple

Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie were one of the brightest couples in Hollywood. From trading vials of blood to tattooing of each other’s names, Billy Bob and Angelina were the picture of romantic extremity.

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Though they were both were involved with other people at the time they met, it didn’t stop them from getting together. Back in 2000, the former couple shocked the world after they got married in Las Vegas while the actor was still in a relationship.

Still good friends

Billy Bob Thornton is getting candid about his relationship with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie sixteen years after their split.

In an interview with Us Weekly, the actor said he and his fifth wife have stayed in touch over the years. He said:

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We’re good friends. We’ve been friends for years and years and years. So, we keep up with each other. She’s not in town a lot, so we don’t see each other much, but we talk.

The former exes who met on the set of Pushing Tin fell in despite their 20-year age gap. Billy and Angelina were married in May 2000.

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Unfortunately, their eccentric relationship ended, and they were divorced in May 2003.

Why Billy and Angelina got a divorce

Back in 2018, Billy Bob Thornton opened up on why he and Angelina got divorced. In an interview for the HFPA in Conversation podcast, he revealed that their lifestyles were the main reason for their split. Billy said:

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We just had different lifestyles. Hers is a global lifestyle and mine is an agoraphobic lifestyle. So, that's really the only reason we're probably not still together.

Billy Bob Thornton nothing but kind things to say about his relationship with Angelina Jolie. It's great to see exes remain friends after divorce.