Angelina Jolie told ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton about her double mastectomy before she told the public.

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Angelina Jolie kept her double mastectomy under wraps for three months until she publicly announced the preventative surgery in May — but the revelation was no surprise to her onetime husband Billy Bob Thornton.

“I knew about it before the public knew,” Billy Bob says in the new issue of Life & Style, on stands now, about the 38-year-old’s surgery. “She wanted me to know so I wouldn’t freak out. When you’re great friends with somebody like that…you don’t want to hear it on the news.”

Though he and Angelina split more than 10 years ago, Billy Bob tells Life & Style that they still talk regularly. “She makes you a better person,” he gushes, explaining that Angie was a great wife to him — and will be the same to fiancé Brad Pitt, 49. “She’s an amazing person and makes you the best you that you can be.”


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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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June 27th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

That’s fair enough. They’ve talked for years haven’t they?

June 27th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

That was nice of Angelina to tell him. Shows she cares for him despite being exes.

July 2nd, 2013 at 8:51 am

Everything else aside…there is a whole lot of crazy in her eyes in the pic with Billy Bob. Sheesh!

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