Melissa Lee Gatlin Biography

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Some partners of the celebrities prefer to share everything online, whereas some like Melissa Lee Gatlin, the former wife of Billy Bob Thornton. Her husband is a famous American actor, musician, and filmmaker, who grabbed international attention for writing, directing, and starring in the drama movie Sling Blade.

How Old Is Melissa Lee Gatlin?

As Melissa grabbed attention for her relationship with Billy, there is limited information about her published in the media. Even her birth details are no shared. However, as per a couple of tabloids, she was born in 1979.

However, on the other side, her ex-husband, Billy, was born on 4th August 1955 and is currently 65 years old. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the United States of America. He is the son of Virginia Roberta and William Raymond “Billy Ray” Thornton. He grew up with two brothers Jimmy Don and John David Thornton. His brother Jimmy died in October 1988.

 Professional Career And Net Worth

Melissa has always maintained a low-key profile and barely made any on-screen appearances/ public appearances, so the details of her work life, professional career, and even earnings are not disclosed. She might have received a hefty figure of money from the divorce settlements.

Personal Life; Reason Behind Divorce?

Melissa’s married life with Billy is what dragged her into the spotlight. She got married to Billy Bob Thornton back in 1978. They dated for a while before tying the knot. She is also widely recognized as the first wife of Billy.

Sadly, just after two years of marital life, their relationship ended. As per the divorce papers, she mentioned “incompatibility and adultery on his part” as the reason behind their separation. The ex-couple shares daughter Amanda Brumfield together.

What Happened To Their Daughter?

Back in October 2008, Melissa’s daughter Amanda was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of her best friend’s one-year-old daughter while she stayed at her home. The star was sentenced after four years she was convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a kid. She acquitted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

Amanda, during the time, claimed that the kid named Olivia Madison Gracia hit her head after falling when she tried to climb out of a playpen. But the prosecutors admitted that it was impossible for someone to get three and a half-inch fracture on the girl’s skull.

Her Ex-Husband Is Married Six Times

Melissa is the first husband of Billy. After divorcing Melissa, Billy married Toni Lawrence in 1986; sadly, they divorced after two years.

In 1990, the singer married Cyndra Williams but again divorced in 1992. The following year, he tied the knot with model Pietra Dawn Cherniak and welcomed two sons, Harry James and William. Their marriage ended in 1997, where the latter accused him of spousal abuse.

Billy’s one of the famous marriages was with Angelina Jolie, who was 20 years his junior. They exchanged the wedding vows in 2000, separated in June 2002, and divorced the following year.

Billy married Connie Angland on 22nd October 2014 in Los Angeles, who he started dating in 2002. They share a daughter Bella together.