Movie star Angelina Jolie has stunned pals by embarking on a series of secret dates with her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton.

The eccentric pair - who divorced last year (03) amid reports of Thornton's infidelity - have been embroiled in a bitter war of words since their high-profile split, but they've finally settled their differences and have even managed to rediscover the spark that brought them together, according to Britain's DAILY STAR tabloid.

But both Jolie and Thornton are keen to keep their meetings out of the media spotlight.

One friend of the actress says, "Angelina and Billy have been trying to keep their meetings as quiet as possible. They have enjoyed dining out together but have been very careful to arrive and leave separately.

"They tried to patch up their differences a couple of years ago. This time it seems they have really changed their ways."

06/04/2004 02:04