Reese Witherspoon opens up about divorce from Jim Toth

“It’s a vulnerable time for me.”
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In March of this year, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth announced they were divorcing after 11 years of marriage.

The Oscar-winning actress and talent agent – who share one child together, 10-year-old Tennessee James Toth – released a joint statement via a now-deleted Instagram post that read:

“We have some personal news to share…It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together.

“Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time. Reese and Jim.”

Reese and Jim were married for 11 years.

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Over the last few months, Reese has (understandably) stayed quiet about her separation from Jim.

But in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Legally Blonde star got incredibly candid about the split and spoke about how different the experience was in comparison to her first divorce from actor Ryan Phillippe.

“It’s interesting what happened to me … When I was divorced before, the tabloid media got to tell people how I was feeling or how I was processing, and it felt very out of control,’ Reese said.

“To be able to talk to people directly about what’s going on in my life and just share it in the way that I share great professional experiences or personal experiences, it feels much more authentic to be able to say things in my own voice and not let somebody else control what’s happening,” she continued before thoughtfully adding:

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“Then, of course, there’s speculation, but I can’t control that. All I can do is be my most honest, forthright self and be vulnerable. It’s a vulnerable time for me.”

Reese went on to disclose that she did feel comforted by the fact that multiple people have gone through and are currently going through divorce too.

“I think about how many other people are going through this experience. I don’t feel isolated at all. I feel very connected.”

Who is Reese Witherspoon’s husband?

As of 2023, Reese Witherspoon does not have a husband. The Big Little Lies actress has been previously married to Ryan Phillippe and Jim Toth though.

How many children does Reese Witherspoon have?

Reese Witherspoon has three children. She shares Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, 23, and Deacon Reese Phillippe, 19, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and Tennessee James Toth, 10, with ex-husband Jim Toth.

Reese with daughter Ava.

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How long was Reese married to Ryan?

Reese and Ryan first met in 1997 at Reese’s 21st birthday party. They then went on to star together in Cruel Intentions in 1999 – the same year they got married.

Reese and Ryan also welcomed daughter Ava in 1999 and son Deacon in 2003. But in 2006, they announced they were separating after seven years of marriage.

How long was Reese married to Jim?

Reese and Jim first met at a party in 2010. The couple were married in 2011 and welcomed son Tennessee in 2012.

But in March 2023, just days before their 12th wedding anniversary, Reese and Jim announced they were getting divorced.

Did Reese Witherspoon have kids with Toth?

Yes, Reese shares one child with Jim Toth: Tennessee James Toth.

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