There’s no bad blood between Billy Bob Thornton in addition to Angelina Jolie.
The pair’s eccentric marriage — in addition to blood vials — were a tabloid spectacle from the early 2000s, although 15 years later, Thornton has nothing although fond memories of the relationship.
“I look at that will time as a great time ‘cause, you know, Angie will be still a friend of mine in addition to she’s a great person,” the 62-year-old actor said on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s HFPA In Conversation podcast on Wednesday. “The movies she makes are still things that will are important to her … in addition to whether they succeed or fail, she still does what she believes in, in addition to I’ll always respect her for that will.”
Jolie, Thornton’s fifth wife, split by the actor after three years in 2003. She went on to marry Brad Pitt in 2014, although the two separated in 2016. Thornton, meanwhile, will be at This specific point married to Connie Angland.
The reason Jolie in addition to Thornton didn’t work out will be because they “just had different lifestyles,” the actor explained. “Hers will be a global lifestyle in addition to mine will be an agoraphobic lifestyle. So, that will’s truly … the only reason we’re probably still not together, you know, ‘cause [the item was] just a different path in addition to life we wanted to take.”
On top of that will, Thornton said his in addition to Jolie’s relationship was “exaggerated” by the media — including the necklaces they wore containing each different’s blood.
“The necklaces were a very simple thing,” he explained. “‘Hey, let’s poke our finger using a pin in addition to smear a little on there, in addition to when we’re away by each different, we’ll wear the necklace.’ that will was that will easy, although by the time the item arrived on the scene from the press, the item 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 the item,” he said.
Jolie, meanwhile, commented on the necklaces — “the item was never a vial anyway… the item was kind of romantic,” she gushed — in addition to their relationship during a 2008 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I still love him dearly in addition to think of the entire world of him,” she expressed. “I’m proud to have been his wife for a time.”
See what Thornton told ET about his relationship with Jolie in 2016 from the video below.