Reese Witherspoon And Jim Toth Decide To Call It Quits After Years Together

Dani Sanders
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
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The news of the divorce between Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth came out of the blue and hit us like a bullet. But rumors suggest there was trouble in paradise long before the two ended their marriage for good. Here's what we know about the difficult divorce of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth.

The Reason For Divorce

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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth had been facing problems "brewing" in their marriage long before the two officially filed for divorce.

A Difficult Decision To Make 

The couple had been drifting away from each other for quite some time before they announced the "difficult decision" to go ahead with the divorce.

Still The Best Of Friends

A source close to the couple revealed to US Weekly that Reese and Toth remain "the best of friends" and will keep co-parenting their son together despite the separation.

Two Estranged Spouses

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The two estranged spouses share a son, Tennessee, but Toth also fathered Reese's other two kids from her previous marriage, Ava and Deacon.

The Best Father And Step Father 

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According to the source, the Legally Blonde actress "really does adore Jim" and "couldn't have asked for a better stepdad and father to their son."

It's Been Brewing For Some Time

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The insider also shared that Reese "never wanted her marriage to end, but it's not a secret this has been brewing for some time."

From Romantic To Platonic 

With time, their marriage went from romantic to platonic, increasing the distance between the two and eventually causing them to call it quits.

All Good Things Must Come To An End 

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While the pair did have a "very healthy relationship" and "a lot of great times together," but "like a lot of couples, they grew apart."

Sharing The Personal News

Reese and Toth shared the sad news by posting a lengthy statement on their respective Instagram accounts for their fans.

A Decision After A Long Consideration

The message read, "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."

Wonderful Years Of Togetherness

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They added, "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."

Navigating The Next Chapter

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As for their next chapter in life, they stated, "Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate the next chapter."

Extremely Personal Matters

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The pair concluded by saying, "These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone's respect for our family's privacy at this time."

Sharing A Strong Acquaintance

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Another source revealed to People that "They really are the best of friends, and this is such an amicable decision."

Trying To Smoothen Things Out

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The source further continued, "They are so committed to co-parenting together. They are invested in their whole family and making this as smooth as possible for everyone."

12th Wedding Anniversary No More

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The pair, who got engaged in 2010 just a year after starting their dating phase, announced the divorce a few days before their 12th wedding anniversary.

Wedding On A Ranch

The ex-couple tied the knot on a private Californian ranch in March 2011 and welcomed Tennessee, their only child, together in September 2012.

Another Old Marriage 

Before Toth, Reese was married to her Cruel Intentions co-star, Ryan Phillippe, for nine years and shares a son, Deacon, and a daughter, Ava, with him.

A Supportive Father Figure

Talking about Toth in 2016, Reese revealed that "He's very patient and funny with the kids and encourages them to see the humor in life," concluding that he's the most supportive father figure to all her children.