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Ring Blade

Angelina refuses alimony from Billy Bob. She's granted an uncontested divorce and waives alimony

At last, the matching vials of blood and the his-and-hers tattoos are finally behind them. On Tuesday, nearly a year after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Billy Bob Thornton, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted her petition. According to court papers posted at The Smoking Gun, Jolie waived her right to alimony. The exes have also agreed on child support and visitation rights over their 21-month-old son, Maddox, though details of that agreement remain sealed. ''It was a big point in the divorce that things remained confidential,'' Jolie's lawyer, Laura Wasser, told The Smoking Gun. ''It would be a disservice to both of them to provide those kinds of details.''

It was the fifth marriage for Thornton, 47, and the second for Jolie, 27. The couple, who met on the set of ''Pushing Tin,'' married in 2000 in Las Vegas, but their union unraveled two years later, shortly after the two Oscar winners adopted Maddox from a Cambodian orphanage. Jolie filed for divorce last July, citing irreconcilable differences. ''It's clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight,'' she said in an interview at the time. Fans can see her next in July's ''Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life,'' while he costars with George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones in this fall's ''Intolerable Cruelty,'' a Coen brothers comedy about...a divorce lawyer.

Originally posted May 29, 2003