Reese Witherspoon Announces Split From Husband Jim Toth After Almost 12 Years Of Marriage

Reese Witherspoon Announces Split From Husband Jim Toth After Almost 12 Years Of Marriage

It's over. Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth have announced their separation and divorce after more than a decade of marriage.

"We have some personal news to share… With much care and consideration we have made the difficult decision to separate," Reese, 47, shared on Instagram on Friday, March 24. They are spending years together with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together.

The Sweet Home Alabama star went on to say that her "biggest asset" is her son Tennessee – who she welcomed in September 2012 – and their family.

"These questions are not trivial and very personal. We sincerely appreciate everyone's respect for our family's privacy at this time," she added.

The New Orleans native first dated the 52-year-old Hollywood talent agent after her split from Jake Gyllenhaal in February 2010.

"It happened out of the blue," she recalled in a February 2012 interview with Elle on the night she met Jim . "This really drunk guy was hitting me, making fun of himself and yelling at me.

The Draper James founder spoke about her boyfriend, calling him "a really good friend" who got [the drunken man] out of this situation.

"He's just like that, he's a great guy," she added.

After a whirlwind romance , they announced their engagement before tying the knot in an intimate ceremony at the former's Ojai, California ranch on December 26, 2011, the weekly magazine said: "Reese and Jim have been trying to conceive . "

Shortly after welcoming their son Tennessee, Reese and Jim, the Legally Blonde actress was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, while her husband was charged with drunken driving in April 2013.

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Reese later called the ordeal "embarrassing and stupid," pleaded no contest and was ordered to pay a fine. Jim was convicted of driving under the influence and sentenced to 40 hours of community service, an alcohol education program and a fine.

Reese – who shares daughter Ava and son Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – paid tribute to the former Quibi executive as they celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in March 2021.

"Celebrating 10 years of marriage to my beloved husband," she wrote on Instagram at the time. What a special day with all our dear friends. Looking back, I can't believe it went so fast!

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