Heartbreak Finds Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon

Acclaimed actress Reese Witherspoon and her talent agent husband Jim Toth are calling it quits after over a decade together. According to a joint statement released Friday, the high-profile Hollywood couple has made the difficult decision to end their marriage of 11 years. While the news is saddening for fans of one of America’s sweethearts, Witherspoon and Toth remain committed to co-parenting their son Tennessee and ask for privacy during this time.

“We have some personal news to share… 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.”

The statement added: “Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”

Witherspoon is the devoted mother of three children. Her youngest, 10-year-old Tennessee James, is from her current marriage. She also shares two older children, 23-year-old daughter Ava and 19-year-old son Deacon, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

After her breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon found solace in an unexpected savior. In a fateful 2010 encounter, Jim Toth intervened when an inebriated man accosted Witherspoon, pulling him away from the Oscar-winning actress. Recalling their first meeting in an interview, Witherspoon described Toth as a “really good friend” who came to her aid during that difficult time. Out of this chance encounter blossomed a romance that would lead the duo down the aisle within the year.

In December of 2010, the couple said yes to forever and exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony on her ranch in Ojai, California that March.

In July, Witherspoon shared photos of herself with Toth on his birthday, writing in the caption, “Happy birthday to my sweet hubby, JT! Don’t know anyone who loves Tour de France / road biking / @arsenal / @nashvillesc / @steelers …. oh and GOLF … basically all sports more than YOU. Love you so much!”


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Last year on their 11th wedding anniversary, Witherspoon shared a heartfelt sentiment of gratitude and love for her husband on Instagram. She wrote: “Happy Anniversary JT!! 11 years of adventures, love & laughter. I feel so lucky to share this wonderful life with you.” Now in the midst of a trying time, the couple has requested that they be given space to work through things privately while still respecting their family’s wishes.


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