Five-time divorcee Billy Bob Thornton is eyeing the possibility of marrying his pregnant girlfriend CONNIE ANGLAND - because he'll wed "as many times as it takes" to get it right.

The father-of-three, who divorced Hollywood siren Angelina Jolie last year (03), is preparing to welcome another child into the world this autumn (04), and he's willing to take the plunge and marry Angland - making her his sixth wife.

He says, "I don't mind getting married as many times as it takes. People kind of ream me every now and then for being married so much, but the fact of the matter is I was trying.

"The way I look at it, they talk about a lot of actors who go out to the nightclubs every night and sort of like screw everything walking. I'm trying to do the right thing."

And the SLING BLADE star admits his strict adherence to traditional values may have seemed slightly strange when he first met Angland.

He says, "I actually met her through her sister, who was a make-up artist on a movie I did. She came to visit her sister and I said, 'Excuse me, may I have your sister?' You gotta be polite!"

19/04/2004 14:02