Angelina Jolie always sends Christmas gifts to her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s son, Harry James.
The ‘Maleficent’ actress – who has Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with ex-husband Brad Pitt – was married to the 66-year-old actor from 2000 to 2003, and Harry revealed that his stepmother never left him at Christmas and caught up with him “from time to time”.
The 27-year-old estate agent told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “To this day she still sends me Christmas presents every year and stuff like that. I don’t talk to her on the phone every day, but from once in a while we talk.
Harry – whose mother is Playboy model Pietra Dawn Cherniak – has fond memories of a camping holiday with the ‘Eternals’ star.
He said: “She was so cool. She took us camping every week and she rented, like a motorhome once, and we had a full camping trip.
Harry – who is brother to Amanda, 42, William, 28 and Bella, 17, continued: “She was so much fun for us when we were younger. Like, she was great fun.
After her marriage to Billy Bob, the ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ star adopted six children with Brad, and she was embroiled in a long custody battle over their teenage children.
In October, the California Supreme Court dismissed Brad’s appeal against a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his longstanding case with Angelina.
The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ actor’s legal team filed a motion to oppose private judge John Ouderkirk’s disqualification from their case, effectively reversing a previous decision that awarded the star 58-year-old more time with the former couple’s five young children.
Angelina’s team had sought to have the judge – who was hired in 2016 – removed because they believed he may be biased in his rulings because he had not disclosed pending or new cases that he had been hired by Brad’s attorneys to oversee and the three judges who oversaw a hearing into the matter agreed that Ouderkirk’s “failure to make mandatory disclosures” about the work he was doing on other cases involving the ‘Moneyball’ star’s team “could cause an objective person, familiar with all the facts” to doubt his impartiality.
And after the court rejected the plea, Angelina’s lawyer Robert Olson welcomed the decision and said his client was happy “that the well-being of his children is not guided by behavior contrary to ethics”.