Billy Bob Thornton Says Ex Angelina Jolie ‘Seems OK’ Amid Brad Pitt Divorce

Time heals all wounds. Billy Bob Thornton said at a Friday, November 11, press junket for his new film, Bad Santa 2, that his ex Angelina Jolie seems to be doing all right following her headline-making split from husband Brad Pitt.

“She seems, you know, OK to me when I talk to [her],” the 61-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t talk to her that often, though. You know? We’re still very good friends, but she’s got her world, I’ve got mine.”

Thornton and Jolie, 41, wed in Las Vegas on May 5, 2000, after costarring in Mike Newell’s dramedy Pushing Tin. Their famously tumultuous relationship ended in June 2002; they divorced the following year.

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Billy Bob Thornton Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The Maleficent actress filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, in September after two years of marriage and 12 years together. In the weeks following, the actor was investigated for child abuse by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for an alleged altercation with the couple's son Maddox, 15. Last week, however, Pitt was cleared of all wrongdoing by DCFS (an investigation by the FBI is continuing). 

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Nov. 5, 2015, in Hollywood. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

“Once in a blue moon we come together,” Thornton told ET of his relationship with Jolie. “Every now and then we talk, you know? Whatever. But when people go through trials and tribulations I try to leave them alone unless they want to talk to me. In other words, I figure it’s none of my business. Unless someone makes it my business, it’s none of my business.”

The veteran actor told GQ in a recent interview that he always felt less than worthy of Jolie when they were together.

“I never felt good enough for her,” he told the publication. “I’m real uncomfortable around rich and important people. I like how I am.”

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