“I don’t think there’s been an hour of my life since Ava was born that I don’t think of my kids.”
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Blame it on her loveable heart-face, undeniable “it” factor or her charming honesty, sarcasm and wit, but there’s just something about Reese.
With a career that began at just seven-years old, Ms. Witherspoon starred in a handful of commercials before her breakout role as a 14-year-old tomboy in The Man in the Moon. Based on that performance jobs began pouring in, with her real star-making breaks arriving via 1996’s super-creepy Fear, and 1999’s brilliant Election. Romantic comedies Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama followed – they’re often her most recognizable roles – but it was her dramatic turn as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line that earned the Tennessee native an Academy Award in 2006. Since then Reese has appeared in and produced countless films.
Still, it’s her role as mom that makes us swoon most. Mom to three – Ava and Deacon with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and Tennessee with talent agent husband Jim Toth – she has a knack for bucking the Hollywood parenting trend. Her relationship with Phillippe has reportedly been incredibly amicable since their split in 2007, and she even went as far as bringing her eldest children on her 2011 honeymoon to encourage bonding time between them and Toth.
She also admits that while she’s more likely to give her kids space than your average celeb, her kids are always top of mind. “I don’t think there’s been an hour of my life since Ava was born that I don’t think of my kids. I call it my CNN ticker tape: Is Ava okay? Yes. Is Deacon okay? Yes. Is Tennessee okay? Yes. Back to Ava,” she says.