Billy Bob Thornton calls blood vial swap with Angelina Jolie 'romantic'

Billy Bob Thornton, who was married to Angelina Jolie from 2000 to 2003, says it was her idea to carry around tiny vials of each other’s blood.

“Vial of blood is very simple,” the 59-year-old “Fargo” told The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 15 of his “whirlwind” romance with the actress. “Angie came home one day with a kit she bought which is a… You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture of your granny in it or something like that and wear it around your neck? That was it.”

PHOTOS: Angie and Brad's love story

“She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razor blade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one,” Thorton explained.

Thornton blamed the tabloids for twisting around the facts.

More On This...

    Click here for more on this report from the New York Post.

    WATCH: Four4Four: Inside Renee Zellweger's change of face