Who Was Billy Bob Thornton Married to Before He Met Connie Angland?

Whereas most celebrities have their private lives open to the dissecting public, Billy Bob Thornton and Connie Angland have managed to keep their personal details away from prying eyes. The talented Hollywood duo dated for 11 years before tying the knot in 2014. They have a daughter together and are still married to date. For Thornton, this undoubtedly may be his most successful marriage yet, considering his past failed attempts at it.

He has had quite an interesting journey in the quest for love. His marriage to Angland is his sixth go at a committed relationship and despite keeping a low profile, well-wishers would be hoping this time he’s indeed settled down for good.

For someone who would rather keep his life away from the media, Thornton somehow manages to find himself in situations where public attention is unavoidable. One of such situations is his last marriage before Angland.

Billy Bob’s Background Information

Born August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Billy Bob Thornton is one of Hollywood’s renowned stars. He is an actor, screenwriter, songwriter, and musician who has had quite a stellar career. His notable screen roles include Sling Blade (1996), which he won an Academy Award for, Primary Colors, Armageddon, and A Simple Plan (1998). In the 2000s, Monster’s Ball (2001), Bad Santa (2003), and Fargo (2014) make up his resume of renowned works. In 2016, he won a Golden Globe for his role in the TV series Goliath.

In his thirty-plus years of acting and producing, Thornton has been a recipient of several awards and recognitions. He’s been nominated for an Emmy, four Golden Globes, three Oscars, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, received the President’s Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, a Special Achievement Award from the NBR, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In music, he released four solo albums and formed The Boxmasters band. All of these accomplishments have translated into wealth as his current net worth stands at $35 million.

Billy Bob Thornton And Connie Angland Marriage: How They Met

Thornton’s current relationship is with Connie Angland whom he dated for 11 years before tying the knot with her in 2014. Before this, he was married and divorced five times.

Angland is a successful special effects artist who, like her husband, works in Hollywood. Her prominent works include Men In Black 1&2, Stigmata and Planet of Apes.

She and Thorntorn met on the set of Bad Santa. Thornton had just divorced his fifth wife a year earlier. They soon started dating and in 2004, they welcomed a daughter, Bella, making her Thornton’s fourth child and Angland’s first.

It would take 11 more years before the couple would tie the knot on October 22, 2014, in an intimate ceremony attended by just close family.

Who Was Billy Bob’s Wife Before Connie Angland

Like we’ve mentioned earlier, Thornton and Angland’s marriage was his fifth while it is believed that the union is Connie’s first as there are no proven details of her love life prior to Bob. Bob’s first marriage had been with Melissa Lee Gatlin in 1978. The couple had a daughter Amanda but two years after, they went their separate ways.

In 1986, he married actress Toni Lawrence but they called it quits by 1988. He married actress Cynda Williams in 1990, the marriage also ended in divorce in l992.

Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob and Angelina Jolie

Model Pietra Dawn Cherniak became his fourth wife in 1993, they had 2 sons Harry James and Williams. However, 4 years later, the marriage ended. That same year, Thornton became engaged to Laura Dern between 1997 and 1999 but they never got married.

By 2000, he was married to Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie. The union came with a lot of public interest. Jolie was already a successful actress who met him on the set of Pushing Tin. She is 20 years his junior and they seemed quite an item until their divorce in 2002. Jolie had been his fifth and last wife until he met and eventually married Angland.

See Also: Who is Steve Martin’s Wife – Anne Stringfield and are They Still Together?

Facts about Billy Bob and Connie

  • Bob Thorton and Connie Angland mark their five years marriage anniversary in 2019.
  • Thornton is 10 years older than his wife Angland.
  • This may be Billy’s sixth marriage but it’s Connie’s first
  •  the couple kept their marriage a top-secret for several years before the public knew of it.


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