Billy Bob Thornton’s relationship with Angelina Jolie only lasted for two years. In that short time, the couple became known for their eccentric life choices, which included them wearing vials of each other’s blood around their necks.
Married in 2000, the couple quickly split up in 2002 and now during an interview with GQ, the “Bad Santa 2” star reveals why he felt uncomfortable in the relationship.
In his mid-40s, at the time of their marriage, Thornton said he “never felt good enough” for Jolie, who was then in her mid-20s. The actor revealed that being part of an A-list couple was never his style.
“I’m real uncomfortable around rich and important people,” Thornton, 61, said. While he wasn’t comfortable in the relationship, Thornton never felt pressured to change his style. “I like how I am,” he stated.
It’s not Thornton’s first time saying he wasn’t good enough for Jolie. In a 2014 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor said while they had a “great marriage,” he “chickened out” because he didn’t feel good enough for her. “That’s all that happened. It was no big deal, we never hated each other.”
While married to Jolie, the couple announced the adoption of a child from Cambodia in 2002, but it was later revealed that Jolie had adopted the child, Madox, as a single parent. Following his split from the actress, Thornton went on to marry his sixth wife, Connie Angland, with whom he has a child with.
While their relationship ended quickly, Thornton says he and Jolie are still friends and talk every couple of months. Although it’s difficult to talk with Jolie due to her busy schedule, when the two do connect he says it’s like old times.