Reese Witherspoon and her husband jim toth, go separate ways. Days before their 12th anniversary, the estranged couple announced their “difficult decision” to divorce. Their announcement was made on Friday (March 24) via social media.
“We have some personal news to share. With a lot of care and thought, we made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and we move forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for all we have created together,” the statement said.
Less than an hour after the announcement was published, the post received over 183,000 likes. However, Reese turned off the comments section.
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According to PEOPLE, Toth and Witherspoon were first romantically linked in February 2010 after they were spotted having dinner. In 2012, she told Elle in an interview that she met Jim at a friend’s house after her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal.
“It happened out of the blue. This really drunk guy hit on me, made such a fool of himself and yelled at me,” Resse said. She added, “Jim came over and said please excuse my boyfriend, he just broke up with someone.”
The 47-year-old actress called Jim “a really good friend” for coming to the rescue of his drunk friend. In her words, “That’s just the way he is, a really good person.”
By December 2010, Jim proposed and Reese accepted. A few months later, on March 26, 2011, Reese and Jim married in California.
At the time, Witherspoon was already the mother of two children, Deacon and Ava, from her previous marriage to Ryan. Then, over a year after their wedding, Witherspoon and Toth welcomed their first child together, Tennessee James, in September 2012.
In their divorce announcement, Witherspoon and Toth both agreed that their child and extended family are priorities now.
“Our number one priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and very personal. We really appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
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