Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth in a joint statement on Friday announced that they are filing for divorce. The two share one son – Tennessee James. “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. 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,” they said.
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“Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter,” they added. “These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
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Who is Tennessee James?
Tennessee James is Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth’s son. He was born in September 2012, a year after their marriage. He is 10 years old.
Toth proposed Reese in December 2010. The two got married in March 2011 at Witherspoon’s property in Ojai, California.
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He has two siblings, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, and Deacon Reese Phillippe. They were born from Reese’s previous marriage to Hollywood actor Ryan Phillipe. Reese and Ryan announced the divorce in 2006, seven years after their marriage. Ryan was accused of having an affair with his then-co-star Abbie Cornish.
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Jim Toth is a talent manager. His mother Reese Witherspoon is an actor and producer. She is the recipient of several awards including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. She has consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses.
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Tennessee has been featured in several celebrity magazines and tabloids alongside his mother. They covered the front of many successful newspapers such as People, PopSugar Celebrity, and US Weekly.