A highly creative entertainer, Connie Angland is better known as the significant other to multi-award-winning actor and musician, Billy Bob Thornton. Though not as famous as her husband, Angland has also carved a niche for herself in Hollywood. Connie’s marriage with the Fargo actor is considered unique, given Billy Bob’s dating history.
Constance I Angland loves to shy away from the limelight, leaving an air of mystery around her personal life. Besides the facts that she is an American born on October 22, 1964, there is a dearth of information about Connie’s birthplace, early life, and education. She is one of the three daughters born to Walter and Aggie Murch. Connie has three siblings (a brother and two sisters); get more facts about her below.
5 Facts About Billy Bob Thornton’s Wife, Connie Angland
1. She Is No Stranger In The Entertainment Industry
Unlike her famous husband who works onscreen, Connie works behind the scenes and has accumulated impressive credits in more than two decades. She earns a living from Hollywood in two different capacities – as a special effects artist and as a costumier. Her earliest documented work was on the set of the hit 1997 movie, Men in Black and its sequel Men in Black II (2002).
Connie Angland’s creativity was soon noticed by various filmmakers and she grew steadily in the industry landing more lucrative jobs in subsequent years. As a special effects artist, some of Connie’s other notable works include Stigmata (1999) and Planet of Apes (2001). Angland has perhaps taken a break from work in recent years but given her talents and how long she has been in the industry, she is considered a veteran.
2. How Long Has She Been Married To Bob Thornton?
Connie Angland and Bob Thornton’s romance dates back to the year 2003. They first crossed paths on the set of Bad Santa which Thorton produced. Angland and the Fargo actor who is 10 years her senior soon sparked up a romantic connection but mostly kept their relationship low key. After dating for about a year, the couple welcomed their only child, a daughter named Bella in September 2004.
Interestingly, Connie Angland and Billy Bob Thornton courted for 11 years before eventually tying the knot in a private ceremony in October 2014, surrounded by only close family at their home in Los Angeles. They kept the nuptials a secret and only announced it months later.
3. She Is Thornton’s Sixth Wife
Connie Angland’s marriage to Bob Thornton is believed to be her first, but her husband has been married five times before. From 1978 to 1980, Thornton was married to his first wife Melissa Lee Gatlin and together, they had a daughter named Amanda. His second marital attempt was with Toni Lawrence and they were together for only two years (from 1986 to 1988). Next, the actor moved on to Cynda Williams in 1990 and like the previous ones, the marriage was also shortlived as it ended in 1992. Billy Bob’s fourth wife was model Pietra Dawn Cherniak. The two tied the knot in 1993 and had two sons together before parting ways four years later. The actor quickly moved on to another high profile relationship with his colleague Laura Dern in 1997. Although the actors were engaged at some point, they never made it down the aisle before parting ways in 1999.
Billy Bob Thornton’s most famous union yet is perhaps his fifth which was with A-list actress Angelina Jolie who is 20 years his junior. The actors met while Thornton was still engaged to Dern and they tied the knot in 2000. As a couple, Billy Bob and Angelina became famous for their eccentric public displays of affection, matching tattoos as well as vials containing each other’s blood which they often wore around their neck. However, after two years of marriage, they split up in 2002. Thornton’s marriage to his sixth wife Connie Angland has proven to be his longest ever. Though often seen together at public events, the couple continues to maintain a low profile in their marriage and are going strong.
4. Marital Controversies
Connie Angland and Bob Thornton’s marriage hasn’t been without its own troubles. Despite their efforts to maintain a low profile, the couple’s union has been under public scrutiny. Angland may have personally steered clear of scandals over the years but her famous husband was once alleged to have cheated on her with actress Amber Heard whom he worked with in 2015, on the set of the movie London Fields. Heard’s former husband Johnny Depp leveled the accusations but Angland’s husband vehemently debunked it.
5. Connie Angland’s Husband Is An Oscar Winner
Billy Bob Thornton is an Oscar-winning actor as well as a musician with his own band. He is best recognized for writing, directing, and starring in the 1996 film Sling Blade which earned him his first Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. His other notable screen hits include Monster’s Ball, Bandits, Armageddon, Bad Santa, A Simple Plan, Friday Night Lights, as well as the TV version of Fargo which earned him his second Golden Globe Award in 2015. As a musician, Connie Angland’s husband is the frontman of the blues-rock band, The Boxmasters. He has multiple solo albums under his belt.