While Reese Witherspoon has an extensive resume and calls parenting one of her greatest achievements.
The Legally blonde star became a mother for the first time in September 1999 and welcomed daughter Ava with her then-husband Ryan Filip. The duo – who were married between 1999 and 2006 – then welcomed son Deacon in October 2003.
Despite divorcing after seven years of marriage, they managed to build an amicable co-parenting relationship. “I think we’re really in a great place,” said Phillippe, who welcomed daughter Kai with ex Alexis Handsome in 2011, told HuffPost Live in 2014. “I’m proud of the way we handled it and who our little people are.”
Witherspoon went on to become a talent agent Jim Tothto whom she was married from March 2011 to March 2023. They welcomed their only child together, son Tennessee, in 2012.
Since she became a mother of three children, the Walk the line actress has often opened up about raising her children at different stages of their lives.
“It’s about honesty. First of all, you know that you will spend a lot of time with them when they are little. It’s very physical,” Witherspoon said during an October 2022 televised appearance Today show. “And then it’s more emotional support and suggestions – not telling them what to do when they get older. But you also need to really nurture your adult relationships with your children, and give them respect and space to become who they are and not who you want them to be.”
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