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Facts of Bella Thornton

Full NameBella Thornton
First NameBella
Last NameThornton
ProfessionCelebrity Kid
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameBilly Bob Thornton
Father Professionactor, writer, director, and musician
Mother NameConnie Angland
Mother ProfessionPuppeteer
Gender IdentityFemale
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Date of Birth2004

Bella Thornton was born to parents Billy Bob Thornton and Connie Angland.

Who Is Her Father?

Her father's name is Billy Bob Thornton, who is a famous Actor, Filmmaker, Singer, Songwriter, and Musician as well. 

Her father has had five relationship failed before marrying her mother. 

All of the five-marriage ended up getting a divorce

Her father, Billy Bob Thornton, was first married to Melissa Lee Gatlin in the year 1978

That marriage ended up within two years, and the reason mentioned was due to the 'incompatibility and adultery on his part.' 

They also had a daughter together named Amanda

She was sentenced to twenty years in prison for the death of her friends' one-year-old daughter.

Again, he got married to Toni Lawrence in the year 1986 and got divorced in 1988

From the year 1990 to 1992, he was married to whom he cast in his writing debut 'one false move,' Actress Cynda Williams.

In the year 1993, he got hitched to model Pietra Dawn Cherniak; they had two sons together name Harry James Thornton and William

They ended up their relationship on very bad terms in the year 1997. 

Pietra accused him of Spousal Abuse even in front of her children sometimes.

Relationship With Angelina Jolie 

He dated Angelina Jolie for two years and got married in the year 2000

The marriage became the talk of the town because of the couple displays of affection not in a normal way; reportedly, there were rumors that both of them are wearing vials of each other's blood on the neck

But later, it was clarified by the himself that they were wearing two small lockets, each containing only a single drop of their blood, which is insane. 

They also had a child together named Cambodia, but Angelina got the custody of their child as a single parent when they got separated

The main reason for their separation was that they just had different lifestyles. 

He revealed in a podcast that hers is a global lifestyle, and he has an agoraphobic lifestyle.

Billy Bob Thornton with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie
Billy Bob Thornton with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie. Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Parents Love Story

After so many failed relationship experiences back to back, he never thought of getting married again, but destiny has some other plans. 

He falls in love with Connie Angland, who is Puppeteer, and costume artist also has worked with special effects crews on movies such as the Planet of the Apes, Stigma, Men in Black 2, and Men in Black.

Reportedly, he began dating shortly after getting separated from Angelina Jolie

They started dating each other in the year 2003. 

There is no information about how they got to know each other and where did they meet first. 

However, they made the first public appearance as a couple was in May year 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival

The baby Bella Thornton was born in September 2004. They dated for 12 years before getting married. 

Bella Thornton's parents.
Bella Thornton's parents. Source: E! News

If reports were to be believed, the duo tied the knot on October 22, 2014, in Los Angeles at their home during a very private ceremony and closed family members were only present. 

They kept it a secret and people only got to know after two months. They are still together and happily married.

The couple spotted together at the Los Angeles premiere of Brand Is Crisis held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. 

The actor opted for a casual look wearing jeans and a black t-shirt while Connie wears an elegantly simple black dress. 

They both were complimenting each other.

Bella Thornton's parents at the Los Angeles premiere of Brand Is Crisis.
Bella Thornton's parents at the Los Angeles premiere of Brand Is Crisis. Source: Zimbio

Interesting Interview Of Papa

Actor Billy Bob Thorton captivated the show with his comical stories. Host pranks him by offering pumpkin spicy spam, knowing the fact that he does not prefers it as he is vegan. 

The actor revealed their past story in which they befriended with stranger group of gynecologist girls in Texas. 

He shared the moment when he was invited by one of those friends to a get-together held at different places every year and was gifted traditional gynecologist tools.

 The host teased him about having a gynecologist friend in every town.

They laughed over the situation when he was asked about his earnings from a movie, his way of paying it, and about actor Sylvester. 

The host asked him about the motivation behind doing the ‘Goliath’ show after doing a hit movie, Forgo. 

He said that he understands lately about the changing world of television and streaming companies and their tremendous impact. So, I decided to do the show to get an independent film. 

He further shared that he enjoyed doing this as the character was like him.

When the host was surprised to know that Billy had watched Hoosiers, at least 100 times, which he has not till now as cannot see his favorite team losing the match.

 The actor agreed on that and mentioned of having Louis Cardinals fan and started hating Chicago Cubs when they did not play well.

Seth talks about Billy

Seth Meyers and Billy Bob Thornton met for the first time in 2001

Seth remembers them working together in a sketch named “Fenced-In-Area.”

He then talked about Billy’s show “Goliath,” which was on its third season at the time of the interview. 

When asked does he like the character he plays in the series, Bella Thornton’s father, Billy stated that he loves the role as he thinks it’s closer to himself. 

Talking about laws and orders, Seth curiously asked Billy about the incident when the police raid his house in Arkansas. 

Billy revealed that it was his grandmother’s house, and he was almost 3-4 years old.

His uncle was a traveling country musician kind of person and a part-time carpenter. 

He always used to have weird friends, and one day he brought a guy who was like a con artist. 

That friend stayed with his uncles for almost a month, and one day the FBI came in and caught him off. 

It turns out he was fond of stealing other people’s vehicles and taking them across state lines.

Billy Bob Thornton food habit and health

Being a vegan, Billy is very cautious about the food he eats. He chose to be vegan because of wheat and dairy allergies and his blood type. 

Billy has an AB- blood group, and as per him, his blood type results in him having fewer digestive enzymes. 

Besides the allergies, he also suffered from malnutrition and Myocarditis before he made it to Hollywood. 

The fun fact is he is the one who was featured in Arkansas’s newspaper for being the fattest baby in town, weighing a whopping 30 pounds when he was just seven months old.

Net Worth 

As of now, Billy Bob Thornton has an estimated net worth of around $40 Million, which is enormous.

How Did Billy Earn Money?

He earns numerous amounts of money from his acting assignments. 

He has gained so much wealth and fortunes by working in movies and television. 

He has also earned money from the sales of his music studio albums; the actor also writes and directs as well. 

Thornton starred music video Stand Down received best music video from the Toronto shorts international film festival.

Here is the list of movies he has been part of.

1.Monster's Ball7
2.Sling Blade8
3.Bad Santa7


  1. Billy has been in the band since he was ten years old.
  2. His directed movie was a big hit at box office earned 24.4 million while the budget was only $1 Million. The film was released on November 27, 1996.

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Updated On Tue May 10 2022 Published On Wed May 20 2020 By paper-boat

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