Probably best known for her high-profile relationship with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie is, but that was not her only marriage that was a hot topic in the tabloids.
“Jolie was married to fellow actor Billy Bob Thornton before beginning a relationship with Pitt, who was not only head over heels in love with the Oscar-nominated actress, but also a little “scared” of her.
Billy Bob Thornton was Angelina Jolie’s second husband.
In 1999, just two years after separating from her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, Jolie and Thornton met and fell in love on the set of the film ‘Pushing Tin.’
The two soon hit it off and eloped the next year in Las Vegas.
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While the marriage was a surprise for “Big Little Lies” star Laura Dern, who was engaged to Thornton at the time, it was what took place during the marriage of the couple that really shocked the public.
Not only did Jolie wear skinny jeans, a plain tank top and boots, but during the exchange of vows, which was widely reported in the newspapers, she and Thornton wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks.
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While their wedding separated them from the average married couple, there was nothing in the book about Jolie and Thornton’s marriage.
The pair also had a 20-year age difference, sometimes swapped underwear, and also gave each other gravesites, in addition to their shotgun wedding.
Jolie defended her and Thornton’s union even though their marriage was special, telling The New York Times that she and the star from Armageddon were just like two people in love.
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Jolie said, “People think they know a lot about our relationship,” They know so little. And they have pretty strong opinions about the little they do know. There’s nothing I can do about that.
But there’s nothing strange about us, I don’t think…. I’m just a regular woman who’s crazy about her husband.
And I also have a lot of other things.
Thornton later admitted that the love of the Salt actress for him once made him fear her, while there is nothing wrong with someone having deep feelings for their partner.
He claims, though, that he overcame that apprehension finally.
He told The Guardian in 2001, “That’s one of the things I like about this marriage,” In relationships, I used to be scared, but I’m not afraid of her. I’m afraid of her now, and I told her that once.
I told her first that I was not afraid of her, and then, 20 minutes later, I told her the other way around, that I was afraid of her.
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Jolie and Thornton separated in August 2002 after just two years of marriage – the same year the “Maleficent” star adopted their first child, son Maddox.
The next year, the pair divorced.
But Jolie and Thornton both held each other in high regard even though they went their separate ways.
“He’s a really good man,” she told Vanity Fair in 2005. “He’s hysterical – we laughed a lot. … What went wrong, or not even wrong, but what shouldn’t have, because he was focused on his music and I was upstairs reading. I went through a change in my life and started paying more attention to the news and learning more about other countries and becoming more politically active.”
As far as Thornton is concerned, he said that Jolie “is still a friend of mine” and “she’s a great person.”
He confessed to GQ in 2016, however, that he “never felt good enough for [Jolie],” which seemed to be another reason for their disintegration.
But even though their relationship was short-lived, Hollywood was certainly held on its toes by Jolie and Thornton’s romance.