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Who is William Langston Thornton, Billy Bob Thornton’s Son?



William Langston Thornton is the son of an actor and director, Billy Bob Thornton. His mother Pietra is a former Playboy model. Unlike his father’s fame, William hardly makes his public appearance. So, many people have questioned what is William doing currently.

Here we have come up with some interesting details regarding him. Take a closer look.

William Langston Thornton Was Born in 1993

Thornton was born on June 27, 1993, in California. As of 2023, the star kid is 30 years old. He belongs to American nationality and is of English and part-Irish descent from his father Billy’s side.

What Does William Langston Thornton Do?

William is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE graduate. However, apart from his educational qualification, the details regarding his profession or jobs remain entirely elusive.

William and his father Billy in New York City.

He only rose to fame as the son of Billy Bob Thornton. Besides being the child of Thornton, the details about his own life are still hard to locate.

William’s Rare Appearances With His Father Billy Bob Thornton

Langston has rarely been caught with his father in public. The first time, William was seen with his father was as a child in during “Rugrats” World Premiere at Manns Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California in November 1998.

It was in October 2011 that the star kid was spotted for the second with his dad in the Puss In Boots Premiere at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, CA.

Furthermore, five years later in March 2016, the father-and-son duo appeared together, at the “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” world premiere in New York City.

Similarly, a year after in 2017, Langston was seen with his superstar father Billy at Sunset Towers in Los Angeles.

Billy Bob Thornton and William Thornton
William and his dad Billy were spotted together in Los Angeles.

He opted for an all-black dress for the outing.

Is William Langston Thornton A Father To a Child?

Several sources suggest that Billy Bob’s son William is already the father of a child, a son named Susan Thompson Thornton. Given Thornton’s near-complete absence from public engagements, details about his son, including his name and date of birth are also out of the media.

Even more so, there is no information about the baby’s mother.

Who Is William Thornton’s Mother?

His mother Pietra Dawn Cherniak is a former Playboy model. After modeling, Pietra started her own reality pilot called Celebrity Ex. It helped the people who broke up with celebrities be they men or women.

Lately, William’s mom Pietra has also kept most part of her life behind the camera. So, the details of her current whereabouts are hard to locate.

His Parents’ Marriage

William’s mom and dad Pietra and Billy got married in Feb 1993. The same year in June, they had their first child William. A year later, they welcomed their second son together.

Despite the loving relationship they had initially, it didn’t go for long. They divorced on a sour note in April 1997. At the time, Pietra accused her ex-husband of abuse and infidelity.

In fact, Pietra was Billy’s fourth wife. Before her, Thornton was married to three women named Cynda Williams, Toni Lawrence, and Melissa Lee Gatlin.

After his divorce from Pietra, Billy has also been married twice, first to Angelina Jolie (2000-2003) and then to Connie Angland in 2014.


He has a younger brother, Harry James Thornton, born in 1994, in Santa Monica, California. Like his father, Harry has also been paving his path in the entertainment industry. So far, William’s brother has appeared in several TV series including Hollywood (2020), Goliath (2019), and more.

Besides Harry, William also has two half-siblings from his father’s two different marriages. He has an older sister, Amanda from his dad’s marriage with his first wife Melissa. He also has a younger sister named Bella Thornton, born on 24th September 2004 to Billy and his current wife Connie.

Net Worth

Since William’s profession remains a significant mystery, it is hard to estimate how much is his fortune and what is his main source of income. But, his father Billy is a millionaire who has a net worth of $45 million in 2023.


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