Billy Bob Thorn­ton ‘never felt good enough’ for An­gelina Jolie

Kuwait Times - - WEEKENDER -

The ‘Bad Santa’ star mar­ried the 41-year-old ac­tress in 2000, fol­low­ing just a two-month courtship, and he’s not sur­prised their re­la­tion­ship hit the rocks shortly af­ter­wards and they di­vorced in 2003 be­cause he wasn’t pre­pared to change him­self to suit her. Speak­ing in the Novem­ber is­sue of GQ mag­a­zine, he said of the beauty: “I never felt good enough for her. I’m real un­com­fort­able around rich and im­por­tant peo­ple. I like how I am.” De­spite their di­vorce, which was fi­nal­ized just three months af­ter the ac­tress adopted her first child Mad­dox, 15, from Cam­bo­dia, Billy and An­gelina still try to find time to talk to one an­other. How­ever, the pos­si­bil­ity of a ro­mance re­union be­tween them has well and truly sailed now, as the 61-year-old ac­tor - who has been mar­ried six times - is wed to his long­time part­ner Con­nie Ang­land, who is the mother of his 12-year-old daugh­ter Bella. The cou­ple dated for years be­fore they even­tu­ally tied the knot in 2014 be­cause he didn’t want her to be seen as a num­ber. He ex­plained: “I didn’t want her to be called num­ber six.” An­gelina, on the other hand, went on to strike up a re­la­tion­ship with Brad Pitt af­ter they fell for one an­other while star­ring op­po­site each other in the 2005 film ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’. Brad was mar­ried to Jen­nifer Anis­ton at the time but, de­spite deny­ing they had an af­fair, An­gelina was blamed for their di­vorce. The cou­ple re­fused to com­ment on the sta­tus of their re­la­tion­ship un­til the fol­low­ing year when they an­nounced they were ex­pect­ing a baby girl named Shiloh, now aged 10 - to­gether. They then went on to adopt two more chil­dren Pax, 12, and Za­hara, 11, to­gether, be­fore wel­com­ing their twins Vivienne and Knox, eight, into the world in Nice, France, in 2008. Fol­low­ing six years of dat­ing, the cou­ple an­nounced their en­gage­ment in April 2012 be­fore even­tu­ally ty­ing the knot at their es­tate Chateau Mi­raval in Cor­rens, France, in Au­gust 2014. How­ever, their mar­riage didn’t last long as An­gelina re­cently filed for di­vorce and re­quested phys­i­cal cus­tody of their chil­dren. The ‘By the Sea’ star set the ball rolling in Septem­ber af­ter Brad al­legedly got into an ar­gu­ment with Mad­dox on board a plane. The 52-year-old ac­tor was ac­cused of child abuse but, fol­low­ing weeks of ex­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tions car­ried out by so­cial ser­vices, he was cleared of the al­le­ga­tions and the case was closed. The hunk is now fight­ing for joint cus­tody of his chil­dren.

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