They make marriage look good! Reese WitherspoonThe husband Jim TothThey have kept their relationship low-key over the past decade.
The actress and the talent agent started dating in 2010 and were soon engaged. They got married in 2011 after which they had their son Tennessee.
Witherspoon opened up about her first impression of Toth upon meeting him at a friend’s house. “It happened out of the blue,” she recalled in her February 2012 ElleCover story. “This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me. He was like [slurring, scowling, pointing finger in her face] ‘You don’t know me.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I know. I don’t know you!’”
The Pennsylvania native stepped up to help the Oscar winner, sparking their romance. “Jim came over and said, ‘Please excuse my friend. He’s just broken up with someone.’ Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation,” she gushed. “That’s just kind of who he is, a really good person.”
In the May 2011 issue, Witherspoon suggested that Elle UKShe didn’t expect to find her forever with Toth. “It’s an exciting feeling. [Somebody saying,] ‘You’re The One,’” she told the magazine. “And it’s a surprise. You know, I’m surprised when people who aren’t related to me see my movies. And you’re surprised somebody wants to be with you because, boy, I’ve got a lot of quirks and wrinkles.”
Before her relationship to Toth, the Big Little LiesTo alum, Ryan PhillippeFrom 1999 to 2008. The exes were parents to daughter Ava (and son Deacon) in 1999.
“I was so, so young. I was, like, ridiculously young,” Witherspoon, who was 23 at the time that she wed her Cruel IntentionsCostar, told Elle UKHer first marriage. “I learned a lot, though. It was an excellent opportunity for me to really find out what it means to be a partner and to be in a marriage and it’s not anything that I thought it was.”
After the Legally BlondePhillippe expressed his admiration for Toth and made the official announcement. “I’m very happy for both Reese and Jim,” he told the New York Daily NewsFollowing their wedding. “I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children.”
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