Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are no longer together.
The Oscar winner and her husband announced their divorce in a joint statement posted on Witherspoon’s Instagram page on March 24, just two days before their 12-year wedding anniversary on March 26.
“We’d like to share some personal news,” they stated. “After considerable thought and contemplation, we have made the painful choice to divorce.”
The pair reflected on their marriage with nothing but kind comments for one another.
“We have had such a fantastic time together and are going ahead with profound love, generosity, and mutual respect for everything we have achieved together,” they stated.
The message concluded with a desire for privacy, particularly for Tennessee James, their 10-year-old son.
“Our top priority as we move forward is our kid and our whole family,” they stated.
“These are never easy and profoundly personal issues. We appreciate everyone’s consideration for our family’s privacy at this time.”
Furthermore, a source informed PEOPLE that Witherspoon and Toth made this choice jointly and will remain close. “They truly are the best of friends, and this is such an amicable choice,” according to the publication. “They are extremely dedicated to co-parenting.” They are invested in their entire family and making things as easy for everyone as possible.” Prior to their divorce announcement, Toth was a frequenter on the Legally Blonde star’s Instagram, with her most recent picture being a Christmas family shot.
Witherspoon and Toth, a talent agent, started dating in January 2010. They met awkwardly at a mutual friend’s house, but things quickly turned out for the best.In 2012, she told ELLE, “This incredibly intoxicated man was hitting on me, making such a fool of himself, shrieking at me.” “He was like, ‘You don’t know who I am.’” ‘Yes, I know,’ I said. ‘I don’t know who you are!’ ‘Please forgive my friend,’ Jim said as he approached. He recently ended a relationship. ‘ Jim was a great buddy who helped him get out of that circumstance. That’s simply how he is—a genuinely kind person.”
They announced their engagement in December of that year. They married three months later in a small ceremony at her ranch residence in Ojai, California. Tennessee, their only child together, was born on September 27, 2012, more than a year later. Apart from their son, Witherspoon and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe have two other children, a 23-year-old daughter named Ava and a 19-year-old son named Deacon.