Angelina Jolie's Ex Billy Bob Thornton Reveals What She's Really Like

Ordinarily, if you want to know how someone truly is, the last person on Earth you'd ask is her ex. Many people -- gosh, I wonder why my brain automatically calls up an image of Jon Gosselin -- exit a relationship turned sour carrying so much emotional baggage that it's pretty much impossible to carry on about an old flame's virtues with so many negative memories in the way.

But Angelina Jolie doesn't share such worries. Her ex, Billy Bob Thornton -- yep, the guy whose blood she wore in a vial around her neck -- had some choice things to share about the Maleficent star. And unlike Kate Gosselin and Tori Spelling, she won't want to run for the hills when she hears them.

Billy revealed in an interview that Angelina is "amazing, amazing" and that she has so much "goodness" and "energy" in her. He also shared that they don't have the hang-ups that plague so many other ex-couples -- they actually still chat and "check in" on one another.

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Unlike the aforementioned Jon, the Monster's Ball actor isn't parading around now like he's too good for his ex and doesn't harbor any regrets. If anything, it sounds like he knows exactly what he's missing out on and reveals as much by confessing that he "blew it" with Angie because he didn't think he was good enough for her.

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Their story was fascinating and not rare. At first, Angelina and Billy Bob were a perfect match -- both a bit punk and reckless and in love. But then Angelina grew up quickly and realized she wanted to be a mom. Billy Bob wasn't on board with it, though, and the final straw seems to be when she adopted Maddox.

It's awesome to hear that these two still talk and think highly of one another. They once shared something special, and just because they've chosen to go their separate ways, there's no reason they can't continue to respect and even love one another.

What do you think of Angelina and Billy Bob's friendly relationship? Do you keep in touch with your exes?

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nonmember avatar Jennifer Cervan

This says allot about Angelina's character. She's obviously an amazing woman. I myself am friendly with my exes. Even though our relationships didn't work out, I will never forget that at one time, they brought complete and utter happiness to my life. One of them even saved my life.


I think it says alot about Angeline and Billy Bob. My ex and I divorced when my daughter was around 5 years old. She is now 24 with kids of her own. I spoke daily with my Ex as my daughter was groing up. My Ex moved about 8 blocks from where my new husband and I bought a home, so we could continue to co-parent. We still talk, not as often since my daughter grew up but we will be connected for life. We not only share a daughter but 2 Grandsons now. We will be apart of each others lives until we die. There is no reason to speak ill of your Ex. It won't do any good for your children.

johnn... johnnys_mom6605

It's refreshing to see exes who get along. I have 2 exes and and don't keep in contact with one at all. He's my sons father and a deadbeat. The other died in Afghanistan while serving and I keep in contact with his family. They were great people. We just didn't mesh well together as a couple


I tried to be a friend to my ex but he took the friendship to another level . I just left the situation alone and a I block his number I don't have time for bullshit.

Wyatt... WyattsMom772

My ex and I are friends and co parent together. I wouldnt have it any other way.

Christi Laughery Durden

I believe it's better for the kids if the exes get along. But that's my opinion -- I guess you would have to ask my kids to be certain. I will say it is much nicer when all of us can get together and be civil during events involving the kids and grandchildren.

Dawn Graham

My high school boyfriend is now my BFF and my ex-husband and I, while not terribly close, are amicable enough. We raised his daughter from his first marriage together, we'll always be connected through her.

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