Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton makes a rare red-carpet appearance with his wife

Angelina Jolie's ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton makes a rare red-carpet appearance with his wife 2
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Billy Bob Thornton made the rare move on Wednesday evening of bringing his wife to his movie premiere.

The 66-year-old ex-husband of Angelina Jolie was seen smiling as he put his arm around his spouse of eight years, 57-year-old brunette beauty Connie Angland.

The actor clearly looked smitten as he smiled for the camera when at The Gray Man premiere at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. 

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Happy as ever: Billy Bob Thornton made the rare move on Wednesday evening of bringing his wife to his movie premiere

Happy as ever: Billy Bob Thornton made the rare move on Wednesday evening of bringing his wife to his movie premiere

A good match: The ex-husband of Angelina Jolie was seen smiling as he put his arm around his spouse of 10 years, brunette beauty Connie Angland

A good match: The ex-husband of Angelina Jolie was seen smiling as he put his arm around his spouse of 10 years, brunette beauty Connie Angland

Billy looked part pirate with his black tank top that showed off his tattoo collection as well as his black jeans with a brown belt.

He also had on a blue bandanna over his forehead with a black hat. 

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He also had on several chains around his neck and bracelets. And his goatee looked newly trimmed as he added sunglasses.

And his wedding band was firmly in place.

Connie had on a pretty sheer black lace dress with a scalloped bottom that showed off her toned and tanned legs. She added black strappy heels.

Chic: Billy looked part pirate with his black tank top that showed off his tattoo collection as well as his black jeans with a brown belt. He also had on several chains around his neck and bracelets. And his wedding band was firmly in place

Chic: Billy looked part pirate with his black tank top that showed off his tattoo collection as well as his black jeans with a brown belt. He also had on several chains around his neck and bracelets. And his wedding band was firmly in place

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Like a mini Angie: Connie had on a pretty sheer black lace dress with a scalloped bottom that showed off her toned and tanned legs

Like a mini Angie: Connie had on a pretty sheer black lace dress with a scalloped bottom that showed off her toned and tanned legs

The siren: Jolie attends the The Eternals UK Premiere at BFI IMAX Waterloo in 2021

The siren: Jolie attends the The Eternals UK Premiere at BFI IMAX Waterloo in 2021

They appeared to be in great spirits as they were joined by the film’s main star Ryan Gosling.  

Jolie finalized her divorce from Thornton in 2003.

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But she still has a warm relationship with her stepson Harry James Thornton all these years after ending her marriage.

Harry revealed in an interview with ET that the Academy Award winner still chats with him on the phone occasionally and even sends him Christmas presents every year.

‘To this day, she still sends me Christmas gifts every year and stuff like that,’ Harry said. ‘I don’t talk to her on the phone every day but every now and then we talk.’

Billy Bob shares Harry with former Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak, whom he was married to from 1993 until their divorce in 1997 amid her claims that he had abused her in front of their children.

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Thornton and Jolie first starred together in 1999’s Pushing Tin before their whirlwind courtship. After only two months together, the couple wed in 2000.

Harry gushed that ‘she was so cool’ to him and his siblings.

‘She took us camping every week and she rented, like, an RV one time, and we went on a full camping trip,’ he recounted.

‘She was just so fun for us back when we were, like, younger. Like, she was a lot of fun.’ 

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Staying in touch: Jolie still gives her ex-husband Thornton's son Harry James Thornton presents ever Christmas and catches up with him on the phone, he revealed to ET; Angelina and Billy Bob seen in 2002 in Beverly Hills

Staying in touch: Jolie still gives her ex-husband Thornton’s son Harry James Thornton presents ever Christmas and catches up with him on the phone, he revealed to ET; Angelina and Billy Bob seen in 2002 in Beverly Hills

Still close: 'To this day, she still sends me Christmas gifts every year and stuff like that,' Harry said. 'I don’t talk to her on the phone every day but every now and then we talk'

Still close: ‘To this day, she still sends me Christmas gifts every year and stuff like that,’ Harry said. ‘I don’t talk to her on the phone every day but every now and then we talk’

Words of wisdom: Harry (L) seen with stepmom Connie and father Billy Bob in 2016 in NYC

Words of wisdom: Harry (L) seen with stepmom Connie and father Billy Bob in 2016 in NYC

In addition to Harry, 27, Thornton also shares William Thornton, 28, with Cherniak. The Sling Blade star, who has been married six times, shares his daughter Amanda Brumfield with his first wife, Melissa Lee Gatlin, and he shares daughter Bella Thornton, 17, with his current wife Connie Angland.

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Prior to starting his relationship with Jolie, Thornton had been engaged to Laura Dern, whom he dated for two years.

Late in their relationship, Jolie adopted her son Maddox from Cambodia on her own, and she separated from Thornton three months later in 2002.

In a 2004 profile for Vogue, the Changeling star described how her marriage fizzled out, seemingly ‘overnight.’

‘It took me by surprise, too, because overnight, we totally changed. I think one day we had just nothing in common,’ she explained. ‘And it’s scary but … I think it can happen when you get involved and you don’t know yourself yet.’

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Fun stepmom: Harry also revealed that Angelina would take the kids camping 'ever week.' She and Billy Bob only dated for two months before marrying in 2000. They separated in 2002 and divorced the following year; seen together in 2000

Fun stepmom: Harry also revealed that Angelina would take the kids camping ‘ever week.’ She and Billy Bob only dated for two months before marrying in 2000. They separated in 2002 and divorced the following year; seen together in 2000

Harry was looking back on his time with his stepmother while promoting his new nepotism-themed reality series Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules, which premiered on E! on Wednesday.

The series follows eight celebrity children as they give up the conveniences afforded them by their parents’ wealth to temporarily live and work on a ranch. 

The series is inspired by Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive, which featured a pre-Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s Kourtney Kardashian as part of the cast.

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In addition to Harry, the children of David Hasselhoff, Martin Lawrence, Eazy-E, Ray Parker Jr. Billy Gunn, Shaquille O’Neal and Pat Benatar are featured. 

Harry revealed that his famous father gave him some simple advice before joining the series: ‘He said, “Don’t do anything embarrassing.”‘

In the spotlight: Harry was looking back on his time with his stepmother while promoting his new nepotism-themed reality series Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules, which premiered on E! on Wednesday; still from Relatively Famous

In the spotlight: Harry was looking back on his time with his stepmother while promoting his new nepotism-themed reality series Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules, which premiered on E! on Wednesday; still from Relatively Famous

Packed cast: The series follows eight celebrity children as they give up the conveniences afforded them by their parents' wealth to temporarily live and work on a ranch

Packed cast: The series follows eight celebrity children as they give up the conveniences afforded them by their parents’ wealth to temporarily live and work on a ranch

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Her other ex-husband: Jolie with ex Brad Pitt at the Ocean's 13 film premiere at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in 2007

Her other ex-husband: Jolie with ex Brad Pitt at the Ocean’s 13 film premiere at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in 2007

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