Published on: February 23, 2012
Photography by: WireImage/Getty Images Entertainment

A furious BRAD PITT told ANGELINA JOLIE’s ex-hubby BILLY BOB THORNTON in no uncertain terms to keep his hands off his sexy partner-in-parenting!

The “Moneyball” star, 48,  issued the no-nonsense message to Billy Bob, 56, after hearing that the Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor was basing his next film, “And Then We Drove,” on his brief but fiery romance with Angelina.

Not only THAT but it was confirmed Angie had written the foreword to BBT’s memoir, “The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts” and their tempestuous three year marriage would be the centerpiece of the saucy tell-all from Harper Collins.

The embarrassing news was yet another blow to Brad’s already shattered ego.

Just last week, The ENQUIRER reported that the screen hunk ran off in tears after a public fight with Angelina over her plans to meet with Billy Bob while they were both in Germany for the Berlin Film Festival.

“Brad was so steaming mad about the date with Angie and the movie that he called Billy Bob directly,” disclosed a source.

“Brad told Billy Bob that he didn’t appreciate him cozying up to Angelina or using her private life as fodder for entertainment.

“When Billy Bob tried to calm Brad down and told him to relax, Brad barked, ‘Hey man, just keep your hands off MY woman!’”

Brad had flown to Berlin to join Angelina for the Feb. 11 premiere of her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood & Honey.” But after a blowout over her plans to meet up with her former hubby, Brad jetted off to London alone to attend the BAFTA Awards.

The “Wanted" beauty canceled the Billy Bob meeting, and Brad flew back to Berlin for a red carpet appearance with Angelina on Feb. 13. Then the two traveled to Bosnia the following day for another premiere in Sarajevo.

“In the end, Billy Bob heeded Brad’s warning and backed off his initial plan to meet with Angelina, and he also promised not to base his new movie on his relationship with her,” said the source.

 “Now Brad’s telling Angelina that he’s NOT going to tolerate any more public embarrassments.”

Wait ‘til he reads Billy Bob’s book!