“Behind the Scenes with Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie: A Story of TMI and Blood Vials”

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Taking a trip down memory lane to the early 2000s can be both delightful and cringe-worthy. The era was characterized by unforgettable pop culture moments, fashion choices that make us shudder, and some bizarre celebrity pairings.
One of the most interesting couples from this time was Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton, who were a beacon of #relationshipgoals for those who embraced their inner goth and edginess.
It’s worth noting that before Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt became the power couple we all remember, adopted multiple children, and eventually parted ways, the actress was once married to none other than Sling Blade actor, Billy Bob Thornton, in a marriage that was anything but ordinary.

Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie paid a visit to Rocket Video in Hollywood where they rented comedies Canadian Bacon and Waiting for Guffman

Rocket Video in Hollywood received a visit from Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie on March 12, 2001. During their visit, the couple rented two comedy movies, Canadian Bacon and Waiting for Guffman. Allegedly, the actors met for the first time on the set of Pushing Tin in 1999, which turned out to be a box office failure. The film was a dramedy about air traffic control, and Jolie and Thornton played a married couple. Their on-screen chemistry was palpable, and it seemed to translate off-screen as well. At the time, Jolie was fresh from splitting with her first husband, Johnny Lee Miller, and was dating actor Timothy Hutton. Meanwhile, Thornton was still engaged to dinosaur wrangler Laura Dern. Despite these circumstances, the couple continued their relationship, despite their age difference of 20 years (Jolie was 24 at the time, and Thornton was 44).

Angelina Jolie scratches her husband Billy Bob Thornton's back outside Sunset Marquis Hotel

In September 2000, Angelina Jolie was spotted scratching her husband Billy Bob Thornton’s back outside the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles. The couple met while filming Pushing Tin, and although they never confirmed how long they had been together, their affection for each other became apparent when they surprisingly tied the knot in a Las Vegas ceremony in May 2000. Unfortunately, Thornton was still engaged to Laura Dern at the time, and Dern discovered that her boyfriend had gotten married while she was away working on a movie. Despite feeling sorry for Dern, we cannot deny that Jolie and Thornton’s impulsive decision to get married gave rise to some of the most unforgettable pop culture moments of the early 2000s.

Actress Angelina Jolie kisses her husband Billy Bob Thornton

During a break in filming for the movie “Life or Something Like It” in Times Square, New York City on June 30, 2001, actress Angelina Jolie was seen kissing her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton. The couple was infamous for sharing details about their sexual relationship. At the premiere of “Gone in 60 Seconds,” an MTV interviewer asked Thornton about his favorite moment in a car, to which he responded by revealing that he and Jolie had gotten intimate on their way to the event. While it may have been too much information, it was a response to the interviewer’s question.

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton fell in love after meeting on the set of the 1999 film Pushing Tin

The love story of Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton began when they met on the set of Pushing Tin in 1999. Thornton revealed in an interview with The Morning Call that they shared everything, including their underwear. However, he clarified that this wasn’t a common occurrence and that he wore his wife’s underwear occasionally, such as when working out at the gym. In 2001, the couple made headlines when they were spotted wearing matching vials of each other’s blood on necklaces. Thornton explained that it was a simple idea they had of poking their fingers with a pen and smearing a little blood on the necklace, but it got blown out of proportion by the media.

Meeting on the set of the 1999 film Pushing Tin, Billy Bob Thornton is 20 years older than Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton’s relationship was short-lived, as is the case with many celebrity couples. Despite their 20-year age gap, the two met on the set of Pushing Tin in 1999 and eventually tied the knot. However, rumors of infidelity began to circulate in 2002, with Thornton being accused of cheating on his younger wife. This came as no surprise, given that he had cheated on his former fiancĂ©e, Laura Dern, in order to be with Jolie in the first place. In 2002, the couple divorced, with Jolie citing the fact that they rushed into their marriage and grew apart. In an interview with Vogue in 2004, Jolie admitted that they had nothing in common and that it was scary to realize that they had gotten involved with each other before truly knowing themselves.

Billy Bob Thornton and Laura Dern dated for three years after meeting in 1997 on the famous Ellen episode when Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay

The relationship between Billy Bob Thornton and Laura Dern began in 1997 when they met on the Ellen DeGeneres show after Ellen came out as gay. They dated for three years. In 2005, Angelina Jolie removed her famous ‘Billy Bob’ dragon tattoo with a laser, stating that she would never be foolish enough to tattoo another man’s name on her body. She later replaced it with a tattoo dedicated to her children.

Despite their breakup, Billy Bob and Angelina seem to remain good friends. Billy Bob mentioned to Us Weekly in September 2019 that they have been friends for many years and still keep in touch. Although Jolie does not stay in town often, they still talk. In 2012, Angelina even wrote the foreword to Thornton’s memoir, praising his unique personality that makes him stand out from the crowd. Even though their relationship did not last, they will always be remembered fondly by fans.

Brad Pitt, William Hague, and Angelina Jolie at the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit

Back in June of 2014, the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit was hosted by none other than Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague. The event took place in London and aimed to put an end to sexual violence that occurs during times of conflict.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in suits by Salvatore Ferragamo and Saint Laurent

The famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, were seen wearing suits made by renowned brands Salvatore Ferragamo and Saint Laurent. Angelina, who was 39 years old at the time, wore a black suit from Saint Laurent on the third day of the event.

Angelina Jolie styled her black suit with matching black patent pumps

Angelina Jolie paired her sleek black suit with a matching set of shiny black patent pumps, adding a touch of sophistication to her overall ensemble. Meanwhile, her partner Brad Pitt opted for a stylish two-button notch-lapel suit in a black and gray checkered pattern by the renowned designer Salvatore Ferragamo.

Angelina Jolie shows off her feet in black pointy pumps

Angelina Jolie flaunts her black pointy pumps and reveals her chic sense of style. The actress effortlessly pulls off the sophisticated look.

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