Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie are still friends 13 years after they ended their marriage.
At a press junket for his upcoming Christmas film “Bad Santa 2,” Thornton revealed what kind of relationship he has had with Jolie since their divorce was finalized in 2003. “We’re still very good friends,” Thornton told Entertainment Tonight, “but she’s got her world. I’ve got mine.”
The Oscar-winning actor said that he still talks to Jolie, who recently split with Brad Pitt. “Once in a blue moon we come together,” Thornton said. “Every now and then we talk.”
While it’s unclear whether the “Maleficent” actress has deliberately reached out to Thornton to seek some sort of comfort since news of her split with Pitt broke, the “Fargo” alum did reveal that he and the actress recently had the opportunity to catch up with one another.
“She’s seems, you know, OK to me when I talk to [her],” Thornton told the news outlet when asked about how Jolie’s been doing following her breakup with Pitt. “But when people are going through their trials and tribulations I try to leave them alone unless they want to talk to me.”
Thornton and Jolie, who played an eccentric couple in the 1999 movie “Pushing Tin,” tied the knot in 2000. The two then split three months after they announced in March 2002 that they adopted a child from Cambodia. It was later revealed that Jolie had adopted the child as a single parent.
There were a lot of rumors about the reason of their breakup, but in a recent interview with GQ, Thornton said that he “never felt good enough” for Jolie. He added that, unlike her, he preferred to spend time at home. “I'm real uncomfortable around rich and important people,” he said.
This isn’t the first time Thornton has said that he wasn’t good enough for Jolie. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2014, the actor said that while they had a “great marriage,” he “chickened out” because he didn’t feel good enough for her. “That’s all that happened,” he said. “It was no big deal, we never hated each other.”
Thornton’s “Bad Santa 2” opens in theaters on Nov. 23.