More than a decade after they split up and Billy Bob Thornton has nothing but good things to say about ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

In an interview with, Thornton – who currently stars in TV drama Fargo - responded very positively when asked if the pair still keep in touch.

“Oh, of course. She's amazing, amazing,” the 58-year-old actor told the site. “She's got so much energy and so much goodness in her, and we check in on each other all the time. She makes sure I'm doing okay. I make sure she's doing okay.”

Thornton and Jolie split in July 2002, just two months after their second wedding anniversary, and divorced the following year. Jolie is currently engaged to Brad Pitt.

Since 2003, Thornton has been in a relationship with makeup effects crew member Connie Angland, with whom he has a daughter, Bella.Thornton has stated that he likely will not marry again, as it “doesn't work” for him.

In an interview with ABC's Nightline programme in May 2012, the Oscar-winning actor admitted that he "blew it" with Jolie because he didn't think he was “good enough for her.”

Fargo continues on Sundays on Channel 4.