Couple no more! “Legally Blonde” actress Reese Witherspoon and her talent-agent husband Jim Toth have officially announced in a joint statement on Friday i.e 24th March that they are ending their marriage and “moving forward with deep love, and kindness.”
The news came out two days after Reese’s 47th birthday and a couple of days ahead of their 12th wedding anniversary on 26th March.
“We have some personal news to share…,” the statement began. It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” they said. “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,” they added. “These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
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The couple shares a 10-year-old son, Tennessee James,
The former couple added: “These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
Witherspoon appears to have comments turned off on her Instagram post of the statement.
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Reportedly, “They really are the best of friends and this is such an amicable decision. They are so committed to co-parenting together. They are invested in their whole family and making this as smooth as possible for everyone.”
According to People, Witherspoon and Toth announced their engagement in December 2010, and they later wed in March 2011 during a laid-back ceremony on her ranch in Ojai, Calif.
The Oscar winner is also the mother of daughter Ava, 23, and son Deacon, 19, whom she shares with ex-husband and fellow actor Ryan Phillippe.