Reese Witherspoon divorce to Jim Toth is ‘amicable’ and pair are ‘friends’
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are said to be leaving their marriage as the ‘best of friends’ following news of their divorce.
The Legally Blonde actress, 47, announced her split from her talent agent ex-husband, 52, on Friday after nearly 12 years together, stating the decision to part ways was ‘difficult’.
New reports have claimed that both Reese and Jim are parting ways amicably.
‘They are so committed to co-parenting together,’ an insider told People. ‘They are invested in their whole family and making this as smooth as possible for everyone.’
Reese posted a joint statement confirming the divorce on her Instagram page.
It began: ‘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.
‘Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and extremely personal.’
The statement concluded: ‘We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time. Reese and Jim.’
The couple share one child together, Tennessee James Toth, born in 2012.
Reese also has a daughter, Ava, and son, Deacon, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, who she starred alongside in 1999 romantic drama Cruel Intentions, before they parted ways in 2006.
She was first linked to Jim in February, 2010, after her high-profile split from Jake Gyllenhaal.
In a candid interview with Elle Magazine in 2012, she reflected on their first meeting at a gathering, explaining that it ‘happened out of the blue’.
‘This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me,’ she said.
‘He was [slurring, scowling, pointing finger in her face] “You don’t know me.” And I was like, “Yeah, I know. I don’t know you!”
‘Jim came over and said, “Please excuse my friend. He’s just broken up with someone.” Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation. That’s just kind of who he is, a really good person.’
They soon became inseparable and announced their engagement at the end of the year.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Reese’s reps for comment.
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