There are several Angelina Jolie stories today, some of barely any importance, but some are interesting. First off, the script for the Salt sequel was completed and sent to Angelina – and she rejected it. She’s already signed on to make the sequel to her 2010 hit film, but it seems that Jolie has script approval, and since she didn’t care for this draft, everyone is going back to the drawing board to please The Leg.
Angelina is currently in NYC to attend the International Women’s Day “Women in the World” Summit. The theme for this year’s summit is “Empower Rural Women – End Poverty and Hunger.” Incidentally Angelina’s SUV was spotted pulling up to a hot dog vendor in New York and she seemed to grab some hot dogs to go. Allegedly, all of the kids were in the SUV too. There are also widely varied reports about Angelina’s Leg of Doom – some people say she’s still really upset, some people say she thinks it’s all a hoot. Whatever.
And Radar/Star Magazine just released this “exclusive” interview with one of Billy Bob Thornton’s ex-wives, who seems to want to dish some dirt on BBT’s most famous ex-wife, Angelina:
Angelina Jolie’s desire for a family destroyed her marriage to her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton, Star magazine has learned from the actor’s ex wife in a world exclusive interview. Melissa deBin-Parish was married to the Bad Santa actor for two years, from 1978-1980, and reveals that his bizarre relationship to Jolie ended when the actress decided she wanted kids.
“I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he did not want to be around children back then,” Melissa told Star. “Look at the timeline: she adopted Maddox and then, [Billy] was gone.”
Melissa told Star that she believed Billy Bob’s marriage to Angelina was doomed from the start. “I think he cheated on his other wives. He had a problem with fidelity. Could you imagine cheating on Angelina?! That would be the dumbest thing in the world. How would he top that?”
She said she was surprised to hear that Angelina and Billy Bob were together because it seemed like an “odd pairing,” telling Star: “But you just never know with people. I always wondered why they were attracted to each other. Here she is, this stunning woman. The two of them are total opposites. I thought it was baffling. Maybe it was their creative minds or intelligence. He is very charismatic.”
After Billy Bob and Angelina split she told Barbara Walters that they had grown apart. “I thought he was amazing. And, now I just feel like I don’t know him… We’re not friends.”
They’ve apparently come a long way in their relationship though, as Angelina is reportedly writing the forward to his memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and that news shocked his first wife.
“I’m surprised,” Melissa said. “I just didn’t think that there was any interaction anymore. That’s a very big thing to do. I’m glad she did it for him.”
And, Melissa has nothing but praise for Jolie. “I heard through the family that Angelina was a very kind person and a wonderful humanitarian,” she told Star. “The family never said anything negative about her. I think the biggest bond in his life is theirs.”
Meanwhile, Melissa said that her own relationship with Billy Bob was also doomed from the beginning. “My daughter was 18 months old when we split up,” she revealed of their now 32-year-old daughter Amanda Brumfield, who is currently serving 20 years in a Florida prison for aggravated manslaughter of a child. Melissa says that Billy Bob’s goodwill hasn’t extended Amanda, who has tried to speak to her dad from behind bars but has been ignored.
Eh. I mean, why are we still analyzing the BBT-Jolie split? Maybe it was about Maddox’s adoption, but I think it’s unfair to say that Billy Bob had no interest in kids – he had two sons who were young boys at the time of his marriage to Angelina, and he and Angelina had joint custody of them. I think becoming a step-mother to BBT’s kids made her want to be a mom even more. Just my opinion.
And here are a few photos of Shiloh and Vivienne from this past weekend:
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame.