On Friday 24 March, the former couple shared in a joint statement that they’ve made the “difficult decision” to separate. The pair, who share 10-year-old son Tennessee James Toth, said their “biggest priority” will be their son as they “navigate this next chapter”.
“We have some personal news to share,” Witherspoon began the announcement, which was shared to Instagram. “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,” they continued. “Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
The former couple signed the statement: “Reese and Jim”
Reese Witherspoon and producer Jim Toth were married in March 2011 and welcomed son Tennessee James Toth in September 2012. The Legally Blonde star also shares daughter Ava Phillippe and son Deacon Phillippe with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.