Thornton Swears Off Marriage

Monday, July 21, 2008

BILLY BOB THORNTON has vowed never to wed again, after five failed attempts at marriage.

The 52-year-old actor has been dating Connie Angland – the mother of his three-year-old daughter Bella – for four years.

But, after divorcing wife number five, Angelina Jolie, in 2003, Thornton has sworn off marriage for life.

He tells Maxim magazine, “I told Connie I didn’t want to put her through that. We do fine.

“We’ve been together for four years now. We have a child together. If we get married, then the press will start calling her ‘number six’.”

Before Jolie, Thornton was married to Melissa Lee Gatlin, Toni Lawrence, Cynda Williams and Pietra Dawn Cherniak.