Reese Witherspoon: Being A Single Mom Was “Really Stressful”

Oscar-worthy mom-of-two Reese Witherspoon looks pretty in pink on the cover of the October issue of Marie Claire magazine.

It seems the Water for Elephants star, who wed agent Jim Toth in March, is still well immersed in the honeymoon phase.

“I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky,” Reese happily gushes of her new hubby. “He’s so wonderful with the children. I’m very blessed.”

The southern beauty, who has kids Ava and Deacon with her ex Ryan Phillippe, admits that it’s a relief to have someone to lean on again.

“I was hard on myself when I got divorced,” she says. “And until I got remarried, I don’t think I realized how stressed I was. I feel so much relief. I don’t think I realized how stressed I was being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody.”

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  • DannyMee

    I love Reese Witherspoon. She has such a warm personality and I’m sure she’s a great mom. She should team up with authors like Terry McMillian, Terri Woods, and LS Jones and come out with a book on what it was like to be a single and her full story.

  • Anonymous

    Luckily she had millions of dollars to make things easier, which most single moms do not. And a very involved ex-husband, btw.

    • AJ

      What you say is true, however nowhere does she even imply that she has it harder than others. I’m fairly certain that Reese knows she has a lot of things available for her that other single moms don’t. Just because there is someone out there who has it worse off, does not mean that people, celebrities or not, can’t comment on the things that worry them or stress them out.

      I just don’t understand why people feel the need to bring up the money these people have every single time there’s a post with a celebrity talking about being a working or single (or both) parent. We’re on a celebrity website, it’s generally a given that the subjects are going to be rich.

      That being said…. I’m happy for Reese that she found a guy who loves her kids and makes her happy!

  • Emily

    she looks gorgeous!!

  • Anonymous

    Toth is getting alot of money to be with her! He has no interest in the kids! Dude is bad news in HW! But her and her devoted fans will soon find out!

  • Lizzig

    Firstly I just want to say I love Reece but it irks me when Hollywood stars talk about the struggles of being a single parent. Firstly anyone who is divorced isn’t in my view classed as a single parent. They get child support from the father and he usually takes them for a week or so or at least weekends and holidays. Single mums are women like me, no father around what so ever (some men can disappear without a trace when told they will be dads), I have no child support, I was lucky I am in Australia and we have Sole parent support payments which helped me stay at home with my son for 3 years. After that I went back to work. I work full time and I must admit I have a great family support system but my stresses are a lot higher then Reece will ever have to experience.

  • Amy01

    Reese and her ex have 50/50 custody of the kids so no she was not a single mom.

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