Billy Bob Thornton and Connie Angland Secretly Married Last Year
Billy Bob Thornton secretly married his longtime girlfriend Connie Angland last October, a rep for the actor confirmed on Saturday. The couple had dated for 12 years before quietly tying the knot. They welcomed a daughter named Bella in 2004.
In a statement, Thornton’s rep confirmed that he and Angland wed “at their home in Los Angeles during a private ceremony before family” on October 22. Angland is a makeup effects and costume artist who has worked on movies such as Men in Black and Planet of the Apes.
It is Thornton’s sixth marriage. His previous wives have been Melissa Lee Gatlin, Toni Lawrence, Cynda Williams, Pietra Dawn Cherniak and Angelina Jolie, from whom he separated in 2002, divorcing the following year. He and Angland began to date around this time.
In an interview for “Oprah’s Master Class” last year, Thornton said he was uncomfortable with the attention that came with his marriage to Jolie. “When you’re in a celebrity marriage… I had one of those periods, and during that time I found celebrity to be difficult just because of privacy issues.” He added, “I’m in a good relationship now and have been for 10 years.” It sounds like he and Angland didn’t have any privacy issues with their wedding — no one knew about it for four months!