Billy Bob Thornton Regrets He Blew Marriage to Angelina Jole
In a candid interview with ABC’s “Nightline”, actor Billy Bob Thornton admits he “blew” his three year marriage to actress Angelina Jolie over a bad case of insecurity, regretting now that “I did’t think I was good enough for her.”
Although the 56 year old Sling Blade star has portrayed tough characters on screen, he says he was “just too insecure” during their 2000 to 2003 marriage. He revealed that other people often told him he “didn’t deserve to be with her.”
Although Thornton was a more well known star than Jolie was at the start of their marriage, her star soon eclipsed his and the pressures of a two-celebrity household added to the couple’s woes, says Thornton.
“She becomes this big thing, it’s hard in relationships” says Thornton today, who says he felt at times like “The Phantom of the Opera” throughout their short-lived marriage. He says he remains “good friends” with Jolie, now engaged to actor Brad Pitt.