Reese Witherspoon Was “Really Competitive” Pre-Motherhood

Mom-of-three Reese Witherspoon looks lovely in Versace on the cover of ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood November issue. The Academy Award-winning actress, 37, talks about how her children – Ava, 14, Deacon, nearly 10, and Tennessee, 1 – have changed her life.

On life pre-motherhood: “Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true. I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way.”

On how motherhood changed her: “Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids — probably really competitive, to be honest. It really made me let go of that.”

On why she started producing movies: “I started noticing a couple years ago that I wasn’t seeing women as the stars of movies. I’m seeing them as the guys’ girlfriends, or so-and-so’s wife. I just thought: God, if I don’t start buckling down and start producing some movies, what’s my daughter going to see in the movies?”

Reese is one of four female stars — including Penelope Cruz, Melissa McCarthy and Shailene Woodley — gracing ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood November issue, on newsstands October 22.

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If Witherspoon really loves her kids, she would’ve not done what she did. She is an egotistical, police-hating woman who let’s her husband drive drunk. She should’ve been grateful that they didn’t kill anyone, but no, she instead uttered the line that revealed to us who she really is. And she hasn’t even apologized for this, if you count those damage control, excuse-filled, PR-written ones “apologies”. We make mistakes but what she did was a choice and being drunk doesn’t excuse this. Even her husband wanted nothing to do with her.


Should she kill herself, or can we get over it yet and stop talking about that (Peter)?


OMG, are we going to condemn this woman for 1 wrong thing she did? I’m sure you’re not perfect either. She said sorry, geez let’s move on.


1 wrong thing that revealed who she is. If she wants forgiveness, she should’ve pled guilty instead of no contest, actually apologize instead of doing it for the image, and go to classes and tell kids what she did isn’t right. I ain’t perfect, but I actually respect the police!


Honestly! Move on with your lives. It’s just sad there are so many narrow minded folks out there with nothing better to do in life than judging her. Shame.

It’s actually just “move on with your ‘life’ “. It is blatantly obvious that ‘Bloost’, ‘Louise’, ‘Peter’, etc. are one in the same. Every post is filled with the exact same blather as the one before. If there is an article about Reese Witherspoon you can be sure that there will be basically a carbon-copy comment by one or more of them. He/She will also go through the trouble of giving themselves a ‘thumbs up’ 10+ times and giving a ‘thumbs down’ to everyone who feels differently. Its sad really, to go that far out of your way. I’d tell… Read more »