Reese Witherspoon Announces Divorce From 2nd Husband Jim Toth
By The Big Magazine Staff
Actress Reese Witherspoon shocked fans with a divorce announcement from her 2nd husband, Jim Toth, on Friday via Instagram. The news arrived on the heels of Witherspoon’s 47th birthday on Wednesday and the couple's12th wedding anniversary after marrying in 2011 in Ojai, California.
Reece's caption read:
"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."
"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.""
The two share 10-year-old son, Tennessee. Witherspoon also shares two children with ex Ryan Phillippe: daughter Ava, 23, and son Deacon, 19.
Just a few months ago, Reece shared family photos showing no sign of marital troubles.
Friends of the duo speculate the divorce has been underway for the past 18 months due to Toth's midlife crisis, according to The U.S. Sun.
The source explained the couple went in seperate directions following the sale of their production company Hello Sunshine sale to Candle Media resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars. Jim quit his successful career as powerhouse agent with CAA, before moving onto becoming an early investor and executive of the defunct mobile streaming service Quibi in 2020.
A family friend said: "Jim is the one who has changed massively just in the last few years. His personality, his attitude and his whole take on life really changed when he got out of the agency business and decided he was tired of that stuffy world and being in the service business in general."
“Call it a midlife crisis if you want but that's when the tattoos, the chunky, weird jewelry, and dressing like somebody half his age really took hold."
“This divorce is the result of that process, but Reese has handled co-parenting before, quite successfully in fact, and shouldn't have any problem handling that again with Tennessee.
“Jim will still be in her life. But he's taking the millions he personally made in the Hello Sunshine deal and he's striking out for greener pastures.
“He's wanted this for a long time.”
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