Actor Billy Bob Thornton has become a father for the fourth time, after his girlfriend CONNIE ANGLAND gave birth to a baby daughter.

Baby BELLA weighed 2.75 kilograms (six pounds one-and-a-half ounces) and both Angland, 39, and her newborn girl are doing well, their publicist has confirmed.

The baby is Angland's first, while five-times married Thornton, 49, already has two sons, WILLIAM and HARRY, with fourth wife PIETRA DAWN CHERNIAK and a daughter, AMANDA, with first wife MELISSA LEE GATLIN.

The couple have been together since meeting on the set of 2003 movie BAD SANTA - following Thornton's split from fifth wife Angelina Jolie.

23/09/2004 21:13