Date: 22nd July 2002
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Billy Bob Thornton on Wednesday, according to LA court records. Billy Bob issued a terse comment through his spokesperson, saying, 'it's a sad thing.' Jolie made no comment. In her divorce petition the Tomb Raider actress cited irreconcilible differences, and is seeking sole custody of their 11-month-old adopted baby, Maddox. Trouble appears to have started shortly after the couple adopted Maddox, with Billy Bob going on tour with his group shortly after. Angelina gave a recent interview with an American magazine, saying that she and her husband of two years had been living apart for four months and that they last saw each other on 3 June. 'I'm angry. I'm sad. It's a very difficult and sad time,' she said. '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.'
Source: Press Release