Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie may have parted ways, but it sounds like they still wish the very best for each other.

Billy Bob was heartfelt and sincere when TMZ asked for his thoughts on his ex-wife's double mastectomy.

"She deserves absolutely the best in every way," the 57-year-old Oscar winner says. "She always has, she always will in my book.

"I think she is not only a tribute to mankind, but she's done so much for people," he continues.

Billy Bob says he still keeps in touch with Angelina and has sent her messages since her procedure.

"We've communicated, but we haven't talked to each other [since the procedure]," he adds, although he says he plans to call her soon.

Angelina and Billy Bob were known for their eccentric relationship, which included wearing vials of each other's blood. They were married in 2000 and split up in 2002.

Billy Bob won an Oscar for writing Sling Blade, and he has also appeared in Bad Santa and Friday Night Lights.

It's great how much he still seems to care for Angelina! We're getting misty-eyed over here, people.

Source: TMZ