Enquirer: Brad Pitt told Billy Bob Thornton to ‘get over’ Angelina Jolie


Billy Bob Thornton has a critically acclaimed show to promote, so he’s been giving interviews for the past month. And wouldn’t you know, Angelina Jolie comes up in some of the interviews. A lot of people seem to think that BBT is using Angelina’s name to promote his work, but I tend to think that he’s just asked the questions and he tries to answer in a nice, respectful way that won’t invite too many follow-up questions. Just last week, BBT said something nice about Angelina – basically, he said they still check in each other and that he still thinks she’s “amazing.” So of course Brad Pitt is using this as an excuse to weep, slam doors and drive his motorcycle straight to Jennifer Aniston’s house as The Leg of Doom cackles at her own deviousness.

BRAD PITT was shocked to find out how close Angelina Jolie has remained to her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton and has ordered her to back off, say sources. The “Moneyball” screen hunk’s jealousy was tweaked when Billy Bob brought up Angelina in a recent interview, the sources add. When asked if he and Angelina still talk, Billy Bob, 58, replied: “Of course. She’s amazing, amazing. She’s got so much energy and so much goodness in her, and we check in on each other all the time. She makes sure I’m doing okay. I make sure she’s doing okay.”

Apparently, THAT didn’t sit well with Brad. “It’s been almost 11 years since Billy Bob and Angie divorced, and Brad figures that’s more than enough time for them both to move on,” said a close source. “Brad has always been jealous of Billy Bob, and he hit the roof when he heard that Billy Bob was shooting off his mouth about her. And he was further upset when Angelina admitted that she talks to Billy Bob frequently, insisting that he’s a good sounding board for her and gives her sound advice about a lot of things.”

Billy Bob met Angelina in 1999 on the set of “Pushing Tin.” At the time, he was en­gaged to actress Laura Dern, but he quickly dumped her for the “Tomb Raider” sexpot and they were married the following year despite their 20-year age differ­ence. They separated after only two years and their divorce was finalized in 2003. But while they were together, they made head­lines for their public displays of affection and bizarre behavior, such as wearing lockets filled with each other’s blood.

None of this was lost on Brad, who’s had a 10-year relationship with the 38-year-old beauty. The couple are raising six kids and are engaged but, as The ENQUIRER reported, their much anticipated summer wedding has been put on indefinite hold. Meanwhile, Brad’s jealousy of Billy Bob is nothing new. Back in March 2012, The ENQUIRER revealed that he’d warned Angie’s ex to steer clear of her after Billy Bob gushed about Angelina to reporters at the Berlin Film Festival earlier that year, saying: “I’ll love her until the end of my life and she’ll love me – as friends.”

To further complicate things, Billy Bob has been involved with special effects artist Connie Angland since 2004, and they have a 9-year-old daughter, Bella.

“Brad has let Billy Bob know he needs to ‘get over’ Angelina once and for all,” said the source. “And he’s told her to stop to talking to him.”

[From The National Enquirer]

For the love of…! Let’s go at this another way, shall we? Does anyone believe that Brad Pitt is the kind of guy who would A) be jealous of his partner’s former husband or B) order his partner to “stop talking” to anyone? I do not. It’s not that Brad doesn’t give a crap, it’s just that I can’t even picture him having any kind of jealous streak. As for the wedding plans that keep getting pushed back… obviously, they’re waiting to do the wedding in concert with Angelina’s Oscar campaign later this year. Or maybe they’ll do a double-wedding with Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney. DOUBLE WEDDING.

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  1. blue marie says:

    Ohh, Brad kicked him in the Billy Bob balls

  2. I still don’t get why they’re trying to make this into a story. He’s already said once before (during the promo of his book a few years ago), that he has dinner with Brad and Angelina whenever they’re in town (LA). And plus, he practically dumped Angelina the minute she got Maddox–playing doting new father for a hot minute, and then they broke up–I wouldn’t want him back, even for a fling, if I was Angelina. Especially since he had a baby a year or two later with someone else.

    And I’m laughing over the double wedding. If they did that, I’d never forgive Brad, because then George would never shut up about it in interviews….’….(puts humble face on) I got married in Lake Como, among the Italian orphans. That’s HARD WORK’
    *(in reference to him mentioning he picked tobacco in Kentucky for the MILLIONTH time)*

    But I do wonder what they’re waiting for. I want to see what she’s going to wear–I’m betting it’ll be nontraditional, as she’s a bit long in the tooth/mature for a white gown….she should wear a jewel tone….

  3. Hissyfit says:

    I’m sure Pitt have more important things to think about than to worry about his fiancée harmless ex husband. Lol.

  4. FingerBinger says:

    Brad doesn’t seem very confrontational. I can’t see him saying anything to Billy Bob. Oh Yeah and this is from The Enquirer.

    • kri says:

      There are alot of balls in this post. What’s going on with all of this balling? Brad strikes me as so laid-back he’d just peer through a haze of smoke at Billy Bob, smiling vaguely and waving. Kind of like the Queen. And I’m thinking Jenny Shimizu would be more competition than BBT.

  5. Maria says:

    She was so lovely back then.

    Those curves and sin kissed skin ♡♡♡

    This article is balls.

  6. trishy says:

    Don’t forget that BB and Angelina were still together when they adopted Maddox. BB is his dad and I can’t see Ang (or Brad) keeping them apart out of jealousy.

    • BB isn’t his dad–Angelina adopted him as a single parent, while married to BB. Brad adopted both Maddox and Zahara a couple of months after he and Angelina got together….it’s why their names are legally ‘Jolie-Pitt’. I remember reading something about BB having visitation, with Maddox, shortly after they separated, but it might’ve been a figment of my imagination.

      I just googled for pictures of them together–I found two (taken on the same day) where BB had Maddox, as a baby–and Angelina was right there (shortly after she brought him home, I guess).

      He’s not his dad.

      • trishy says:

        Thanks for the clarification VC!

      • Katya says:

        Angelina requested and was awarded sole legal and physical custody of Maddox in her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton but Maddox WAS listed as a minor child of the marriage so VC is not completely accurate and none of that means Billy Bob isn’t a part of Maddox’ life — although it is pretty clear he wasn’t “Daddy” after they split.

        The Judgment-Dissolution is on The Smoking Gun website.

        As Angelina had sole legal custody she could approve Brad’s adoption of Maddox. That doesn’t mean Billy Bob wasn’t consulted.

  7. Cecilia says:

    I think this whole article is BS. I think AJ helps out BBT by writing the foreword to his book & he is helping her by giving her a shout-out to promote her movie. AJ looked so lovely back then & BBT was sexy as hell. I loved them together in Pushing Tin. *sizzle*

  8. db says:

    Meh. It’s possible Brad gets territorial I guess. My gut feeling about the Jolie-Pitts is that they are in a semi-open relationship anyway, but that doesn’t mean they don’t feel threatened now and then.

  9. amanda says:

    bviously, they’re waiting to do the wedding in concert with Angelina’s Oscar campaign later this year.

    Is she going for an Oscar as a director?

    • Kim1 says:

      Really? I have heard that same BS rumor since 2009, when they both were nominated for Oscars.People claim they were going to get married last year to help Brad’s Oscars campaign.Before that there were BS rumors that they were going to have baby to help Oscar campaign.It never ends
      Brad is friendly with BBT and with JLM.

    • Katya says:


      I guess they missed out on the wedding for Oscar campaign last year eh?

      How about they really don’t want to get married and they got engaged for their kids?

  10. Maya says:

    Or maybe they are already married and dont feel the need to tell the world.

    As for them maybe trying to use it for Oscar bait – I am sorry but we are talking about Brad & Angelina – the king and queen of Hollywood. Whatever they touch will be noticed and turned to gold.

    I personally think that Angelina will not do heavy Oscar campaign with her family but will instead turn to focus on Louis the hero. Using Louis will be a genius stroke and that will ensure maximum publicity and Oscar campaign.

    Now for this bs story – I think Brad and Angelina love each other, trusts each other so there will be no jealousy or possession or any orders. They look like a couple who are secure in themselves and their relationships.

    PS: my god Angelina looks stunning in those pictures. She is slowly gaining weight so hopefully for Salt 2 she will be back to this weight.

    PPS: everyone uses the JPs to get attention – nothing new. While Billy and Angelina didn’t work out they still seem to be good friends. In fact Angelina is friends with most of her exes – which says a lot about her personality.

    • JessMa says:

      I wouldn’t say that everything they touch turns to gold. The first movie she directed was a commercial and critical flop per imdb and rotten tomatoes. I also read that it cost 30 million to make and only made 300k. Brad’s Killing Them Softly movie was also a flop. You make it seem like they are infallible gods that you know intimately.

      That being said, his zombie movie was a big hit and her second directorial effort looks pretty good. I also think they are good actors. I will admit that I like her a whole lot more than him. It has always creeped me out that he hooked up with Juliette Lewis when she was 16 and he was almost 30.

      As far as this BBT story, I think it is probably untrue. Brad still looks pretty good and BBT was never really a looker.

      • Joya says:

        “In The Land Of Blood And Honey” was terrific and only ever opened in 18 theaters… so making $300k is pretty darn good for 18 theaters. Did you think a film about sex slavery and rape camps was going to open like “The Vow”? The cost about $12 million and Graham King financed it (meaning Tim Headington wrote a check) and IIRC Angie said she and Brad put money in as well. King did it to entice AJ to make “Unforgiven” for him and to thank her for the huge stinkbomb he allowed with “The Tourist” and allowing Depp to ruin it. He lost way, way more money on “The Rum Diary” believe me. ITLOBAH won the Stanley Kramer Award and the Berlin Peace Prize that year so King has that on his shelf as well. Not too shabby for someone’s first script and first directorial effort.

        And I am betting you didn’t see “Killing Them Softly” either. It was REALLY good and cost $15 million on receipts so far of about $44 million. Weinstein did ZERO marketing so I think everyone came out OK …. like Megan Ellison was worried. SHEESH!

  11. LilyT says:

    One does not simply “get over” Angelina Jolie.

  12. Camille (The Original) says:

    What a load of BALLS.

  13. bettyrose says:

    Does anyone really doubt that BBT knows he screwed up and still thinks about her? Just as surely as she regards him as a youthful indiscretion that helped her mature into a better person? If BBT’s name is ever mentioned in their house it’s probably as a punchline to a raunchy joke.

  14. Deedee says:

    I dont think Brad has anything to worry about. Billy Bob never wanted kids, snd the Jolie-pitts have a brood. I doubt she would do anything to jeopardize that.

    • Lauren says:

      Angie wanted a family, and BBT rejected Maddox. He was cruel. Brad is the family man that Angie always wanted-plus all his other amazing attributes. This story is insulting and BBT is a dirtbag. I like BBT as an actor, but Angie is much too good for him. And i doubt any of us ever want to see BBT’s crusty balls!