'Moving forward': Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth announce split after 12 years of marriage, calls it 'difficult decision'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Hollywood couple Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth have decided to end their more than a-decade-long marriage. The 47-year-old actress announced the news in a joint Instagram post on Friday, just days before their 12th wedding anniversary. Witherspoon and Toth, 52, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The news has come as a surprise to many fans who have cherished their relationship over the years.
"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," the mother of the three wrote in an Instagram post. "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," she continued.
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'Moving forward with deep love'
The divorce, however, seemed to have agreed upon mutual terms as the former pair said they were calling it quits but still have mutual respect for everything. "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 “Your Place or Mine” star and the producer got married in 2011 at her ranch in Ojai. They share a 10-year-old son Tennessee, as per Today.
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The post further read, "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. Reese and Jim," the post concluded.
Actor Ryan Phillippe and Witherspoon were together from 1999 to 2008. Eva, 23, and Deacon, 19, are the children of the former couple. The actor celebrated her 47th birthday just a few days before to the news's release. On March 22, her oldest children offered heartfelt birthday greetings on Instagram. She wrote, "HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this ✨legendary lady✨ I’m lucky enough to call my mama! She is truly a force of nature. While I am endlessly inspired by her and so proud of all she’s accomplished, what I admire most is the way she moves through the world as a curious, considerate, gracious, and loving person. With each year, I find even more reasons to love her, and I am thrilled to celebrate another year of her bright light in my life! 💖 Love you always @reesewitherspoon." Witherspoon commented, "How did I get so lucky to have a daughter like you ??"
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'Jim is hardly ever with her'
On his end, Deacon posted a throwback photo of the two along with the caption in his Instagram stories. He wrote, “Happy birthday to the most amazing mom. Beyond grateful for u❤️.”
As reported by MEAWW earlier, Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth were 'drifting apart' as they lived 'separate lives', as pals worried. "Jim is hardly ever with her and it wasn't always like that," a source told Radar Online back in November 2022 "Friends are worried that they've stopped putting the work in." While Toth has adapted to his star wife's public life, he still "likes to escape the noise," the insider said. "The hecticness that surrounds Reese is a lot and sometimes too much to handle," they explained, alleging they can go "days" without interacting at times. "If they do, it's usually about their son," the source added.