Reese Witherspoon : “I’m Very Blessed”
Hard to imagine that the 35 years old, Reese Witherspoon as unconfident and vulnerable woman. She’s one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, and has an Oscar. But she mentions to Marie Claire about her vulnerabilities,
“I’ve gotten over so many phobias. Five years ago, I was terrified to travel. I was scared to leave my kids.” She smiles. “It’s still not the best feeling. But this is an opportunity to turn the spotlight on something that’s important to me.”
Not only success in acting, she also runs her own production company, type A films, but she admits that she is not as type A as she seems.
“I always had a lot of confidence when I was younger, and then I think I got a little nervous in my 20s,” she says. “But now I feel better. Now I’m in my 30s, totally better. A little more confident again. Not as scared.”
Married with Ryan Phillippe at 23, had two kids, Ava 12, and Deacon, 8, then divorced after 8 years of marriage, Witherspoon opened up about her struggle as single parents.
“I was hard on myself when I got divorced. And until I got remarried, I don’t think I realized how stressed I was.” Referring to her marriage with Jim Toth, a Talent Agent last March, Witherspoon feels relief.
“I feel so much relief. I don’t think I recognized how anxious I was about being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody. I think Nora Ephron says in one of her books, ‘You know, don’t kid yourself, divorce is really hard on your children. It’s really hard. Children will not be better for it.'” Witherspoon reflects on that last statement. “I mean, there are extenuating circumstances. I’m sure everybody’s life is different, so I shouldn’t say that. But it’s really traumatic. Now I feel a great sense of relief and an incredible amount of support from my husband.”
Found herself as a lucky woman to find Toth, she says, “You know, somebody close to me once said, ‘Oh, no man will ever accept your children.’ And I just thought it was the most horrifying thing someone has ever said to me in my entire life,”
“I was determined to find somebody who would make that not true. And I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky, and he’s wonderful. And so wonderful with the children. I’m very blessed.”
And today, actress Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car while jogging near LA on Wednesday morning and suffered minor injuries. The car was driven by an 84-years-old woman.
According to abcnews, Witherspoon was jogging in an unmarked crosswalk in Santa Monica when the driver struck her at about 20 mph. The 35-year-old actress was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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