Angelina Jolie's ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton says the media blew their 'blood necklaces' out of proportion

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Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were married for three years.

They were known for wearing necklaces with each other's blood in them.

Thornton told People that they the jewelry was blown out of proportion by the media and were very "simple."

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton famously wore vials of each other's blood while they were married.

But Thornton, 62, told People that the media made a bigger deal out of their blood necklaces than there needed to be. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How a 9 billion startup deceived Silicon ValleySee Also:16 unforgettable quotes about life and food from Anthony BourdainFoodies bashed an 85-year-old food critic for reviewing Olive Garden and Anthony Bourdain came to her rescuePeople are mourning Anthony Bourdain while providing reminders and support for mental health awareness