Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were one of the most edgy and dynamic couples in Hollywood that attracted fans to their eccentric relationship. The couple would often showcase public displays of affection, and their fans were often curious about their mysterious relationship, as they have often been seen wearing necklaces with vials of each other’s blood. The couple was admired for their artistic tendencies and the films they made in the industry.
Sadly, the couple were together only for a short period of time as their marriage lasted for only three years before the couple decided to go their separate ways. And during an interview, Angelina Jolie explained how her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton affected her on a personal level.
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Angelina Jolie Felt Love Is Not Meant For Her
During an exclusive interview with Cosmopolitan, Angelina Jolie stated that after her divorce from the Sling Blade actor, she changed as a person as she kept her guard up. She stated how her divorce helped her express her emotions more clearly, but the romantic part of her has been shut for good.
“I’m more cautious about giving myself away as a woman. But I think now I’m more open and free emotionally and I laugh more, but the side of me that’s a woman in relationships is closed down.”
The Maleficent actress added that her failed marriage has affected her belief in relationships and marriage. She felt that a soulmate is not an answer to everything and she believes that she is meant to be alone.
“In my case, I think I grew up. I grew in a different direction, and I don’t know if there is one person who has the answer to everything—a soul mate. I don’t believe in that. [I’m] beginning to think I am really supposed to be alone [and] that’s okay.”
While the exact reasons for their split are not known to people, the Salt actress shared how adopting Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt led to the problems which led to their split in 2003.
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Angelina Jolie Shares a Possible Reason For Her Split With Billy Bob Thornton
The Eternals actress has often been vocal about how much her first child has impacted her life, and it changed her life for good. She shared that when she saw Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt for the first time in the orphanage, she felt as if she had formed an instant connection with the child. In a different interview with US Weekly, Jolie shared that the first cracks were changing priorities which led to their failed marriage.
“I’m angry. I’m sad. It’s a very difficult and sad time. Sometimes you don’t see things coming, even though they are happening. It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it’s not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It’s clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight.”
After the kid was permitted to live in the United States, Thornton left on a tour with his rock band, which enabled the Original Sin actress to figure out that both of them had different priorities in life.
“He’s focused on his music and his career. I’m focused on my baby. Maddox is so important to me. It comes down to what’s important to you. Good for him. But I have other priorities.”
While the actress was distressed about not finding a suitable guy to be in a relationship with, she found the perfect guy in Brad Pitt. The couple had a great chemistry and their genuine admiration for each other often made the fans skip their heartbeats, making them a picture-perfect couple of Hollywood.