Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, have announced their separation, just two days before their 12th wedding anniversary. The couple, who tied the knot on March 26, 2011, released a joint statement to People Magazine on Thursday, March 23, 2023, saying that they had “decided to end our marriage” and would “continue to be dedicated co-parents” to their 8-year-old son, Tennessee.
Witherspoon, 46, and Toth, 51, began dating in early 2010 and got engaged in December of that year. They exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony held at Witherspoon’s ranch in Ojai, California. The couple had been known for their strong and loving relationship, often seen together at events and on social media.
The news of their split comes as a surprise to many of their fans, who had considered the couple to be one of Hollywood’s strongest marriages. However, it is not the first time that Witherspoon has faced relationship troubles. In 2013, the actress was arrested for disorderly conduct after her husband was pulled over for driving under the influence. Witherspoon argued with the police officer, telling him, “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am.”
After the incident, Witherspoon appeared on Good Morning America and took responsibility for her actions. “We have to say, ‘When you make a mistake, you take responsibility,’ and we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right,” she said. “We know better and … shouldn’t have done that.”
Despite the setback, Witherspoon and Toth continued to work on their relationship and were seen attending couples therapy together. The couple also welcomed their son Tennessee in September 2012, bringing them closer together as a family.
With the announcement of their separation, it is unclear what the future holds for Witherspoon and Toth. However, the couple has stated that they will remain committed to co-parenting their son and that they ask for privacy during this difficult time.
The news of their split is a reminder that even the strongest relationships can face challenges, and it takes commitment and hard work to make them last. As Witherspoon once said, “You make a mistake, you move on. You learn from it, and you never do it again.”