Angelina Jolie’s second husband, actor Billy Bob Thornton, 52, joked during a promotional appearance at a Barnes and Noble to promote the second CD by his band, The Boxmasters, that the pregnant A-list actress will come back to him any day now. He was likely asked about her, and came up with this delusional response:
Thornton said, “She’s just going through a high school phase. You know dating the quarterback of the football team with Brad Pitt over there. She’ll be waking up from that dream in no time. Who knows if I’ll be there when she’s ready to come to her senses though.” Thornton added that they all come back, but he’s not a fan of repeats.
Of course Billy Bob was joking. He was said to have walked out on Angelina shortly after she adopted then-baby Maddox from Cambodia. There were rumors that he tried to reconcile with her afterwards but that she wasn’t having it and wouldn’t take his calls.
Angelina was Billy Bob’s fifth and most recent wife. She had nothing but good things to say about him in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. She said “I still love him dearly and think the world of him and I’m proud to have been his wife for a time. I don’t believe in regrets. It’s a dangerous habit to get into — it makes you pause in your life if you start thinking back and questioning yourself.” There’s little chance of a reconciliation, and the guy probably feels regret having to see her at the checkout counter nearly every week since they split up in 2003. Thornton has a nearly three year old daughter, Bella, with his girlfriend Connie Angland and three older children from his first and fourth wives.
Billy Bob Thornton is shown singing with The Boxmasters at SXSW on 3/13/08, thanks to Splash News.
Here’s Billy Bob and the Boxmasters singing “Original Messed Up Kid.” They’re not bad.