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Billy Bob Thornton Says His Mom Was A Psychic And Opens Up About How She Raised Him

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

All families have their quirks.

From the weird uncle who collects toy cars to the unusual sister who never opens up about her boyfriend, every family has a strange side.

But actor Billy Bob Thornton’s family has one I’ve never heard before.

In an interview with Oprah, Billy Bob reminisced on his childhood and revealed something pretty surprising: his mom was a psychic.

As Billy Bob explains, his mom would often have people over to the house so she could do readings for them. She may not have had a crystal ball that helped her predict the future, but people around town definitely believed in her psychic abilities.

His mom’s spiritual side provided a stark contrast to his dad’s more practical side.

He says he was raised with “sports and hard work and biscuits and gravy on one side, and on the other side, books and crystals and burial mounds and spirits.”

But Billy Bob is thankful for his atypical family and the mix of cultures he grew up in. He says “that’s how people like me turn out the way they do, all those mixtures.”

However, Billy Bob says there was one downside to his mom’s abilities: her knowing everything made it hard for him to sneak into the house drunk at night.

Check out the video below to hear more from Billy Bob about his mom, and please SHARE this story on Facebook!

Thumbnail Photos: Oprah’s Master Class

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