Reese Witherspoon married Hollywood Agent Jim Toth two years ago and they’re about to have their first child together (she already has two children Ava and Deacon from her first marriage with Ryan Phillippe). The actress spoke openly to Yahoo Philippines News about her role as a mother, and how she sees it as her most important job.
Talking about her decision to take on less acting roles in the last few years, she said, “As my children are getting a bit older, I feel it’s so important to be there with them as much as possible and be a good mother like my own mother was to me.
“I have very little enthusiasm to spend three or four months on film set and not be part of their lives or disrupt their education. It’s not fair to them and I also feel much happier being a mother and enjoying my life with my family.
“Working in Hollywood is more of a diversion for me now. I still love acting, but my full-time job is being a mother. I like being home when they wake up, make their breakfast, take them to school, help them with their homework, and enjoying dinner, and putting them to bed. That’s my real job!”
When asked whether she was enjoying marriage second time round, she answered, “I feel very lucky to get this second chance. I’ve never had anyone like Jim in my life, someone who told me how committed he was to making me happy and secure in life and always being there for me. Before we got married, he told me that he was going to take care of me and show me what a good man he would be... He’s a really good person.”
Reese sure sounds like one happy lady!