Harry James Thornton, son of actor Billy Bob Thornton, currently stars on E!’s “Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules” — a reality series that documents the children of famous stars of yesteryear. In an appearance on E!’s “Daily Pop,” Harry opened up about having Angelina Jolie as a stepmom from 2000 to 2003.
“She was so cool,” Harry told the outlet, adding, “She was so fun and, yeah, she was one of the best stepmoms I’ve had.” But, as you can imagine, being the child of a famous star (much less two!) can be quite the hassle. “If anyone found out, that was the first thing they’d say,” he lamented. “And everyone has the same line they always say … It got annoying over time.”
Billy Bob and Jolie got married in 2000, while the former was engaged to Laura Dern. “I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend got married, and I’ve never heard from him again,” Dern told Talk magazine (via ABC), calling it a “sudden death.” On why the marriage failed, Jolie told Vanity Fair, “What wasn’t meant to be was he was focusing on his music … and I was upstairs reading.” For her, it was a period of self-growth. She further noted, “I went through a change in my life and started paying more attention to the news and learning about other countries and becoming more politically active.”