Thornton slams reports of affair with Tea Leoni

October 18th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Angelina JolieLondon, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Billy Bob Thornton has slammed reports suggesting that he is to blame for the breakdown of Tea Leoni’s marriage to David Duchovny, insisting he and the actress are just good friends.Thornton, who stars in the new comedy “Manure” with Leoni, also denied having sent her risqué text messages, thesun.co.uk reported.

Leoni and Duchovny recently announced their split after being married for 11 years. There are reports that the couple had actually split several months ago but wanted to make the announcement till after Duchovny got out of rehab for sex addiction.

Leoni had earlier declared that Thornton is “maybe my new favourite person in the world”. Her publicist, however, said that the remark was “purely professional”.

Thornton was once married to actress Angelina Jolie. Duchovny and Leoni got married in 1997 and have two kids, a daughter, Madelaine West, 9, and a son, Kyd, 6.

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