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Full NameMelissa Lee Gatlin
First NameMelissa
Middle NameLee
Last NameGatlin
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseBilly Bob Thornton
No Of Children1

Melissa Lee Gatlin is the ex-spouse of Billy Bob Thornton. She is famously recognized as being the ex-wife of Billy, a famous filmmaker, actor, and musician. 

Originally, the lady belonged to the United States of America, and her nationality is American

What was the reason behind Melissa's divorce?

Melissa was the first spouse of Billy. The former pair tied the wedding knot back in 1978

Nevertheless, the individuals were in the relationship before turning their relationship official. 

Sadly, just after two years of togetherness, they parted their ways. Melissa had confronted the reason as incompatibility and adultery on Billy's part for their split up. 

Melissa Lee Gatlin and  Billy Bob Thornton at their wedding.
Melissa Lee Gatlin and  Billy Bob Thornton at their wedding. Source: Pinterest

One daughter from her married life with Billy

Together, Melissa and Billy were the parents of a daughter named Amanda Brumfield

However, their daughter was sent to prison for the murder case of her best friend's one-year-old daughter. 

Nevertheless, the lady said she didn't imagine being behind bars. Before being sent to prison, she believed in the system. 

However, as of now, Amanda had lost most of her faith in the justice system. It all happened after seeing her case being handled. 

Amanda says that she had fought this journey for so long. 

Further adding that they are fast enough to put you in prison but to let you out, it is much slower; Amanda speaks in a Facebook Live discussion with the Innocence Project of Florida after her release for the first time. 

She also says she has been a victim of a system. The lady kept on saying that the baby was dead trying to climb out of her playpen at her house in Ocoee

The little baby got injured in the head, which led to her death. Amanda poured her heart out that the prosecutors judged the situation based on Junk science, which is false. 

Lastly, she confronted that she missed important events and graduations in her life. 

Melissa Lee Gatlin and Billy Bob Thornton daughter Amanda Brumfield.
Melissa Lee Gatlin and Billy Bob Thornton daughter Amanda Brumfield. Source: Pinterest

Her ex-husband had several relationships

After being separated, her former husband had many other relationships too. Billy tied the knot with Toni Lawrence later on April 4, 1986

Just like before, his relationship tore apart after two years. Cynthia Ann Williams and Billy became officially together in the year 1990

However, just after a year, they split up. Cynthia serves as a singer, actress, and author. After all these, Pietra Dawn Cherniak married Billy in the year 1993

She is a playboy model. Before the divorce, the lady gave birth to two kids named William Langston Thornton and Harry James Thornton

Pietra claimed Billy was abusive towards her, so she chose divorce. Angelina and Billy's marriage is considered a well-known event among all. 

However, separating in the year 2002 indeed. Last comes Connie Angland, whom he met in the year 2003

He didn't believe in marriages after five failed relationships. However, after marrying Connie in 2014, the pair are still together. 

They have a daughter named Bella Thornton, born around 2004

Billy Bob Thornton's family was poor

Billy's childhood was very hard as he faced numerous obstacles as his family didn't have enough food to eat. 

Billy was raised in a large family in Malvern, Arkansas. All of them ate the food their grandfather brought home after hunting. 

Later, Billy served in factories and other local music gigs to support his family. 

However, the artist says that the only good thing about being a child is you are entirely unaware of the hardships faced as a family. 

Other than that, Billy also struggled with Dyslexia

Net worth

Since there is no financial information about Melissa, we will rely on her former spouse's net worth, estimated to be $45 million.

Net worth$45 million income
Income sourceFilm director, voice actor, singer-songwriter, film producer, actor, musician, and screenwriter


  1. Her ex-husband is 66 years old.

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Updated On Tue May 10 2022 Published On Thu Apr 14 2022 By Smity

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