Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie had quite the wild time when they were married. Between 2000 and 2003, the former duo were called “vampires”, reportedly lived in a dungeon and had vials of each other’s blood around their necks.

Thornton recalls the time with Jolie as “pretty crazy” prior to her life as Mrs. Brad Pitt. He talked of their whirlwind relationship and cleared up any rumors that may have circulated during their time together as husband and wife.

Thornton said of Jolie, “I mean it was a crazy time. I’ve never been fond of it. The vial of blood is very simple. You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your grannie in and wear it around your neck? she bought two of those.”

He continued, “We were apart a lot because she’s off making ‘Tomb Raider’ and I’m making ‘Monster’s Ball’. She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razor blade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one. Same thing. From that, we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks. And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon.”

Thornton said that there was some grain of truth in the reports. He revealed, “I mean, it had some basis in fact. We had a basement which I had a recording studio in. So when I tell a journalist I stay down in the dungeon all the time, you know, recording music, they don’t hear ‘recording music’, they hear ‘dungeon.’ You know, because it makes a better story.”

Billy Bob Thornton concluded that his time with Angelina Jolie wasn’t that bad after all. He added, “We had a great time together. We had a great marriage and I chickened out because I didn’t feel good enough. That’s all that happened. It was no big deal, we never hated each other.”

Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie have been divorced since 2003, but they remain good friends. Currently, Jolie is filming a movie with her new husband Brad Pitt while Thornton is dating Connie Angland.

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