When Angelina Jolie walks down the aisle to marry longtime love Brad Pitt, it won't be the first time she's played the blushing bride. The 36-year-old has said "I do" twice before in short-lived marriages that combined aren't as long as she's already been with Pitt, with whom she has six children. In fact, Angelina, who famously met Brad while filming the sexy action flick "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" in 2005 — when he was still married to his only previous wife Jennifer Aniston — has made a habit of meeting her grooms on the set.
Years before Hollywood noticed Angelina for her performances in TNT's "George Wallace" or HBO's "Gia," she was part of a cast that included Jonny Lee Miller for the 1995 computer crime film "Hackers." The couple swapped vows in March 1996, just six months after the movie came out, in a small civil ceremony. Angelina, always one to be different, sported a pair of rubber pants and a T-shirt with her guy's name written across the back in her own blood, which she had drawn herself, according to the New York Times. "It's your husband. You're about to marry him," she told the newspaper. "You can sacrifice a little to make it really special." How romantic.
They separated in September 1997, and divorced in February 1999. However, they are friends to this day, with Miller even coming out to support his former flame at the premiere of her directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey" last year. At the time of the divorce, Miller told Life & Style, "There are no regrets and no bitterness. Marriage was something that didn't work out, and I had to make the decision sooner or later. I decided to make it sooner."
Angelina's second spouse, Billy Bob Thornton, played her hubby in the 1999 comedy "Pushing Tin." He arrived on the set engaged to actress Laura Dern, but ended up marrying Angie on May 5, 2000, in Las Vegas. The brunette beauty was earning quite a reputation as an actress — she won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in 2000's "Girl, Interrupted" — and for her odd relationship with Billy Bob. Remember how the two wore vials of each other's blood around their neck? (What is her obsession with blood?) Somehow, it seemed they belonged together. It didn't last though, and the two split in June 2002, just three months after Angelina adopted a son that Brad would eventually raise as his own. However, the two are still on good terms, and she recently wrote the forward to Thornton's memoirs. "It took me by surprise, too, because overnight, we totally changed," Jolie told Vogue in 2004. "I think one day we had just nothing in common. And it's scary but... I think it can happen when you get involved and you don't know yourself yet."
But by 2003 when the action blockbuster "Laura Croft: Tomb Raider" was released, everyone knew who Angelina was. Just a few years later, Brad would come into her life. Do you think marriage for the third time will be the charm for Angelina?
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