Former couple Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie have kept their blood-filled love gifts to each other - despite divorcing almost a year ago.

During the high-profile pair's three-year marriage, it was widely reported that they exchanged vials of blood which they wore around their necks.

And Thornton is eager to clarify reports that he gave his gift back to Jolie - and that they're even vials.

He tells STUFF magazine, "We didn't give them back to each other. Mine is probably upstairs in a drawer somewhere.

"It was never a vial of blood. We poked our fingers and put a little spot of blood inside a little clear locket.

"That was another thing that was blown out of proportion. I'm not asked about it that much anymore. It used to be a constant thing."

20/04/2004 13:38