Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth are 'drifting apart' as they live 'separate lives', their pals worry
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth are drifting apart after 11 years of married life, with a source claiming the pair has been living "separate lives," causing their friends and fans to worry.
The 'Wild' actress has been busy with work and family obligations, while her talent agent husband "prefers a quieter existence" and chooses to stay out of the spotlight, insiders revealed. Reese, 46, and Jim, 52, took the plunge at her ranch in Ojai, California, in March 2011. She was previously married to Ryan Phillippe from June 1999 to June 2008. Witherspoon and Toth, who marked 11 years as husband and wife this year, share a 10-year-old son Tennessee. Meanwhile, the actress is also mother to daughter Ava, 23, and son Deacon, 19, whom she shares with Phillippe.
"Jim is hardly ever with her and it wasn't always like that," a source told Radar Online. "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.
What's more? When the 'Big Little Lies' star is home, her husband is apparently hard to pin down. "She'll free up time for him and then he disappears off to hang with his buddies," another source told Radar Online. "There have definitely been — and are — issues in their marriage." The couple has allegedly sought help through therapy after their relationship experienced "ebbs and flows" like many celebrity couples, per the outlet. The second insider, however, said Witherspoon and Toth never discuss parting ways, as "Jim would have to do something really bad for her to push the divorce button."
That said, Witherspoon also appears to be distancing herself from her ex Phillippe despite focusing on co-parenting to the best of their abilities after they split. "Reese and Ryan maintained a civil relationship when they were making decisions about their children — but that's gone now," an insider previously told Radar Online. The source also said that the ‘Legally Blonde’ star now doesn’t even care about Phillippe or his "messed up" life. "Reese still sees Ryan's life is messy, and she doesn't want to be drawn into it," they alleged. "She doesn't care for him — or see the need to be buddies."
According to the insider, Witherspoon was still exasperated after being dragged into courtroom drama involving Phillippe. For those who didn't know, in 2017, his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt brought a $1M lawsuit accusing him of assaulting her in his Los Angeles Home. The model claimed that he “braced his body and violently threw her down his staircase as hard as he could" after the two got into a fight. She dragged Witherspoon into the mess by including her in the witness list. While the trial ended with Phillippe settling with Hewitt in 2019, he later admitted he tried to keep his ex out of the proceedings but failed miserably.