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How to survive a divorce and regain faith in love: Happiness of "legally blonde" Reese Witherspoon
How to survive a divorce and regain faith in love: Happiness of "legally blonde" Reese Witherspoon

She very early began acting in films, at the age of 26 she was already famous, and at the age of 29 she won the Oscar for Best Actress. But his rise to fame coincided with the collapse of Reese Witherspoon's family life. The divorce from her first husband was given to the actress so hard that she almost stopped acting in films and was completely disappointed in life. What made the "legally blonde" find her footing again and take a step towards her happiness?


Reese Witherspoon as a child

Since childhood, she loved to be in the spotlight and very early learned the taste of success. At the age of seven, Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon starred in commercials for the first time, and after that she was able to convince her parents to enroll her in acting classes. At the same time, the mother and father of the girl, working as doctors, believed that her daughter should receive a good education, so in high school the girl studied at a very prestigious private school. Subsequently, the actress recalled these years with warmth and gratitude.

After school, she became a student at Stanford University, but after a year she realized that she was not interested in English literature enough to devote her whole life to it. Reese Witherspoon only wanted to be an actress. Moreover, she first appeared in a movie at the age of 14 and immediately starred in the film "Man on the Moon". After that, several more films were released with the participation of the actress, and at the age of 20 she left the university and devoted herself entirely to work.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philip

On March 22, 1997, Reese Witherspoon threw a party for her 21st birthday. When her friend approached the actress with her acquaintance, Reese realized that she was missing. Actor Ryan Philip also immediately fell under the charm of a pretty blonde. From the very moment they first saw each other, the young people almost never parted. Both of them were sure that their meeting was fate, they would live a long and happy life together.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philip

The lovers were just discussing their intention to become husband and wife in the future, but life has made its own adjustments. Reese informed Ryan about her pregnancy. They had no choice but to decide on the date of the upcoming wedding. The actress herself did not even imagine how she could raise a baby, because until that moment she did not even have to hold babies in her arms. It was a little easier for Ryan Philip, whose mother was the owner of a private kindergarten, because he sometimes helped his mother and could even change the diaper if necessary.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philip with their daughter Ava

Six months after the birth of Ava in 1999, Reese Witherspoon was already filming Legally Blonde, the film that later brought her fame. Four years after the birth of Ava, the second child of the spouses, the son of Deacon, was born.

The actress was happy. She was young, in demand and successful, the directors constantly invited her to appear, and she could afford to choose the films in which she would like to work. Unfortunately, she spent much less time with her children than her husband. Ryan Philip was much less in demand than his wife, perhaps even jealous of Reese for fame and success.

Reese Witherspoon with her son and daughter

When the actress, as if from a cornucopia, received awards for her role as June Carter in the movie "Walk the Line", her family fell apart. She herself invited her husband to divorce, having learned about his betrayal. To his surprise, Ryan was quite calm about her decision.He has long been accustomed to the fact that his wife is never at home, and he sees her more often on TV than next to himself and the children.


Reese Witherspoon

Reese's divorce was very difficult. She was frightened by the prospect of remaining a single mother, no one needed, who had forgotten about love and true family happiness. The actress's acquaintances also added fuel to the fire, telling her that her children would never be needed by anyone, and not everyone would decide to marry a woman with two children.

The actress worked hard and even tried to have an affair with Jake Gyllenhaal, but two years later the relationship ended, and the ever-increasing income did not help her in any way to cope with the weight that lay like a stone on her heart. Outwardly, she was completely calm, but only Reese herself knew what it cost her a carefree smile on her face. Fortunately, during the divorce, he and Ryan were able to agree on joint custody of the children and even maintained a friendly relationship.

Reese Witherspoon

It seems that she herself has already ceased to believe in love. She starred a lot, tried to pay more attention to the children, but the actress really wanted to just be happy. Reese Witherspoon was at her limit and later admitted that the divorce was a real trauma for her.


Reese Witherspoon

Of course, the actress did not sit locked up, waiting for the prince on a white horse to come for her. She led a fairly active social life, met with friends, attended events and at one of the parties she met an agent for the actors Jim Toth. He approached her at a time when a tipsy man was trying to get Reese's attention. Jim appeared out of nowhere and asked for forgiveness for his friend, explaining his not very good behavior by the recent separation from a loved one.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

And then Jim just told Reese: he is ready to show her what a good life partner is. He will take care of her, she will definitely get used to his warmth and attention … And she suddenly believed. Maybe it was her loneliness that was to blame, or maybe that very faith in love, which she was already ready to give up. No one had ever said such words to her.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

In 2010, Reese Witherspoon married Jim Thoth. All the celebrity guests came to their wedding, and Reese Witherspoon could not believe that she was getting married again. It was only a few days later that she realized how happy and calm she was. The feeling of desolation and loneliness that weighed on her disappeared, and she experienced extraordinary relief. And the very care that Jim talked about when they met.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth with children

Almost 10 years have passed since then, in 2012 the son of the Tennessee spouses was born, but Jim became a wonderful father not only for him, but also for Ava and Deacon. The actress has repeatedly emphasized how good she is with Jim. They are both quite difficult people, it is not easy for them, but love allows them to find common ground over and over again. There is no rivalry in their pair, Jim is not jealous of his wife for success, she often consults with him about her production activities.

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Despite the recurring rumors about their separation, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are still together, and the actress does not get tired of repeating: "All bad things will definitely pass!" She was able not only to survive the divorce and believe in love again, but also to become the best version of herself. This means that in the life of every person who is in a difficult situation, there will definitely be a white streak.

Reese Witherspoon reads a lot since childhood, and today she also runs a kind of online book club on social media pages, where she publishes once a month list of books recommended to fans and subscribers. Reese Witherspoon loves novelties, is not ashamed of reading thrillers, and there are also many books on healthy lifestyles and beauty on her bookshelf.

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