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1 May, 2015

InStyle cover

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Witherspoon appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Instyle. She talka about how she wants to raise her children and what she does to stay in shape.

I try to exercise every day. I like to run for about an hour, and I’m big into working out with girlfriends,” says Witherspoon. “It’s an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children and friends, all while you’re running! But we have mastered it.

23 Apr, 2015

To voice Harper Lee’s second novel


HarperCollins announces that Witherspoon will narrate Lee’s second novel, Go Set a Watchman. Witherspoon on giving voice to the characters:

As a Southerner, it is an honor and privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired my childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch,” Ms. Witherspoon said. “I am eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Harper Lee’s gorgeous prose can deliver.

1 Jan, 2015

Glamour cover

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reese wWitherspoon appears on the cover of Glamour‘s January issue. Witherspoon discusses finding happiness with Cheryl Strayed, the writer Witherspoon portrays in the movie Wild, who interviews her for the magazine.

I don’t think I realized [in my twenties] that no one else makes you whole. You have to take responsibility for your own happiness. That took me until I was about 31 to know. It wasn’t easy to realize, Oh, wait, I am purely responsible [for my life]—no relationship, no children, no nothing is going to make you a happy person. Every day you have to choose to find and cultivate your own happiness.

Harper’s Bazaar UK cover

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reese-witherspoon-harpers-bazaar-ukWitherspoon appears on the cover of the January 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK magazine. She talks about being stereotyped in Hollywood, why she finding comedies less daunting, and limitations on roles offered to actresses.

It wasn’t as if there was a lack of roles being offered to me. It was the dynamic aspect of playing a really interesting, complicated person that was not readily available. Honestly, I don’t know a woman who isn’t complicated. It’s strange that you don’t see many complicated women on film; complicated meaning complex, I should say.

5 Dec, 2014


In this drama, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed, a woman who decides to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone, as a way to heal herself, following her divorce, the death of her mother, and years of reckless, destructive behavior. Co-starring Gaby Hoffmann and Laura Dern.

The grief, the divorce; the sex scenes were the hardest thing for me to do, honestly so hard. I’ve never had to do anything like that in my entire life. I had to do all the parts of the movie, the parts that made me feel uncomfortable too, because it is about emotional honesty.

28 Nov, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter cover

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Swank, Moore, Dern, Arquette, Witherspoon, Adams, and Jones appear on the cover of a November 2014 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. They talk about their bravest moments as an actress and if their children became actors. Witherspoon:

It’s a wonderful business. I feel like I’ve seen the world. I’ve met amazing people. I used to have all these regrets; I didn’t finish college. And about a year ago it was like, “Why would I regret not finishing college?” I’ve had a wonderful life and I’ve been everywhere and I’ve gotten to work with creative people and tell stories. That’s all I ever wanted to do. So if [my kids] wanted to do it, I’d be very encouraging. I do think it’s hard. I would definitely illuminate all the difficulties. But my kids don’t seem to gravitate toward it anyway. So we’ll see.

22 Sep, 2014

The Good Lie interview


Witherspoon discusses her role in The Good Lie. She says that this will be a new kind of character for her, in a movie that outlines the lives of the Lost boys of Sudan.

I have learned a lot of lessons from the film.

11 Sep, 2014

Buy $12.5 million mansion

Witherspoon and Toth purchase a mansion in Pacific Palisades for $12.5 million. Other celebrities living in the exclusive enclave include: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Conan O’Brien. The 4,344 square foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and features views of the rolling Palisades and Will Rogers State Park. The home was built and owned by architect Ken Ungar. The couple’s current home in Brentwood Circle was listed this summer for $10.5 million.

1 Nov, 2013

Elle cover

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reese-witherspoon-covers-elle-november-2013Witherspoon appears on the cover of the November 2013 issue of Elle magazine. She talks about how her kids have changed her.

Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true. I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way. Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids- probably really competitive, to be honest. It really made me let go of that.

1 Jun, 2013

Red cover

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reese-witherspoon-covers-red-magazine-june-2013Witherspoon appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Red magazine. She talks about life after having a baby, Pinterest, and needing her girlfriends in her life.

Oh my gosh, I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends. They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, and said, ‘Hey, you can do this,’ put my high heels on and pushed me out the door! But you do have to work at friendships as much as you would any relationship. So, even when I’m really busy, we always manage to find each other on Saturday nights for a drink.

27 Sep, 2012

Tennessee Toth born


reeseWitherspoon and Toth welcome son Tennessee James Toth into the world. Source:

Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.

21 Mar, 2012

Expecting third child

Witherspoon and Toth are expecting their first child together. This will be the third child for Witherspoon. Personal friend of the couple’s:

Jim and Reese are looking forward to having a bigger family at this point in life. They can take the time to enjoy the next stage and make sure the transition for all is easy and joyful.

1 Mar, 2012

Glamour UK cover

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Glamour-March11_gl_39jan12_btWitherspoon appears on the cover of the March 2012 issue of Glamour UK magazine. She talks about working with Robert Pattinson, her body issues, and people’s interest in her private life.

At this point I feel everybody knows who I am and they know I don’t take any crap.

16 Feb, 2012

Reese Witherspoon interview

Seacrest interviews Witherspoon during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her latest film This Means War. 

It’s two guys who are best friends and they fall in love with the same girl. They decide they’re going to let her decide, then they can’t leave it at that, they’re going to sabotage each other. They’re CIA, so they have these spy techniques and drone planes and tranq [tranquilizer] darts. It’s really funny.

1 Oct, 2011

Marie Claire cover

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reese-witherspoon-marie-claire-october-2011Witherspoon appears on the cover of the October 2011 issue of Marie Claire magazine. She talks about her divorce and her husband.

I was hard on myself when I got divorced. And until I got remarried, I don’t think I realized how stressed I was. I feel so much relief. I don’t think I realized how stressed I was being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody.

1 May, 2011

Vogue cover

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reese-witherspoon-vogue-may-2011Witherspoon appears on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Vogue magazine. She talks about her husband and being in a good place in her life.

I mean . . . it sort of indicates that at other times I was not in a good place. Which is true. I have had my share of heartbreak. But I think your friends really know when you are at your happiest. Even though I am nervous and excited and all those things people feel when they are about to get married, I think I am mostly very calm right now. Usually, I’m a little bit of a squirrel. I have a squirrelly energy.

27 Mar, 2011

Witherspoon, Toth marry


reeseWitherspoon and Toth tie the knot in a private ceremony at Witherspoon’s ranch estate in Ojai, Calif. Witherspoon wears a dress designed by Monique Lhuillier and she walks down the aisle to Here Come the Bride. In attendance are her two children. Source:

He’s a family-oriented guy, and that’s all she ever really wanted.

7 Feb, 2011

People cover

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reeseReese appears on the cover of People to discuss her life after divorce and how her fiance is the one. Source:

With Jim, things are easy. He makes her laugh. She’s truly enjoying her life right now.

1 Jan, 2011

Glamour cover

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reese-witherspoon-glamour-januaryWitherspoon appears on the cover of the January 2011 issue of Glamour magazine. She talks about how getting older makes her feel sexier, having more kids, and women in Hollywood.

There’s always going to be somebody younger or sexier. That’s why I like to say, and it’s become my famous line, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’

29 Dec, 2010

Witherspoon, Toth engaged

Witherspoon and Toth are engaged. The couple has taken several trips with her kids so everyone is getting along well. Sources:

Jim knows Reese is the one for him. It’s what he’s been waiting for. Getting engaged is a natural step for them.

Reese quickly realized that Jim was someone that she felt safe with and could count on

1 Dec, 2010

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame

Witherspoon is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. Director James L. Brooks serves as guest speaker at the ceremony.

Thank you so much because my children are here to enjoy it while I’m still alive, and everyone out there who sees this if you’re a fan or if you want to hang out with me while I’m still alive, you’ll know where to find me, I’ll be here near Hollywood and Vine.

14 Dec, 2009

Witherspoon, Gyllenhaal split

Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal split after two years of dating. Sources say that Gyllenhaal was ready to get married but Witherspoon wasn’t quite ready to make that step.

 I had a certain idea what I thought marriage gives, but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way.

Asked if she would ever marry again:

I don’t know. I don’t think about it much.

23 Nov, 2008

Parade cover

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reese-witherspoon-parade-coverWitherspoon appears on the cover of a November 2008 issue of Parade magazine. She talks about her divorce, her biggest problem in life, and giving her kids a good value system.

I’m teaching the children what we were taught growing up—a real set of rules, discipline, and love. Children thrive with a sense of structure, and they’re frightened without it. The ways you behave, how you speak to other people—those things don’t leave you… The other day my son said to me, ‘Mama, why do I have to take off my hat in the house?’ I was like, ‘Because it’s respectful. That’s why you take off your hat.’ And he goes, ‘And I always have to take off my hat in church, too!’ It really bothered him. But those values sustain a life. Respect. Faith. Empathy. Compassion.

13 Nov, 2006

People cover

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reese1Witherspoon and Phillippe appears on the cover of People after separating. The couple has been married for seven years and have two children together. On Phillippe dining with other women:

They sat at the table alone together. We put up a partition to give them privacy. When Phillippe came into the restaurant, he was extremely respectful, super classy.

30 Oct, 2006

Witherspoon, Phillippe split

Witherspoon and Phillippe split up after seven years of marriage. Phillippe stated that he should have put more effort into their marriage when they sought couple’s counseling. The couple have two children together. Rep:

We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate. They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time.

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