I’m still close to Angelina Jolie, says ex-husband

September 25th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Angelina JolieLondon, Sep 25 (IANS) Actor-director Billy Bob Thornton says he is still close to his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, an actress, and that she is one of his best friends.Thornton and Jolie split in 2003 after three years of marriage. Thorton says he only remembers the positive aspects of their relationship and has the “utmost respect” for her, reports dailymail.co.uk.

“I have the utmost respect for Angelina. She is a very sweet person, very talented and one of my best friends in the world,” Thornton told parade.com.

The star’s comments look set to cause further tension between the “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” star and her partner Brad Pitt, who have been plagued by rumours in recent weeks of their separation.

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