Looking beyond beautiful in an Emporio Armani dress, actress Reese Witherspoon is featured on the cover of the February issue of Elle magazine. Nine months after her wedding to agent Jim Toth, the southern mom-of-two – she has kids Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, with her ex Ryan Phillippe – seems still happily immersed in newlywed bliss. She explains how her new hubby managed to steal her heart – and change her mind about marriage.
On life post-divorce: “I used to be afraid to travel and afraid to leave my house, afraid to leave my kids – that something horrible was going to happen.”
On changing her mind about getting married again: “Jim said, ‘I’m gonna show you every day what a good partner is, what a good person is. I’m going to take care of you. I’m gonna do this so much that you’re gonna get used to it.’ I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ I’ve never had anybody like that in my life.”
On aging in Hollywood: “Nothin’s going north. It’s all going south, might as well put in on film now. But not without a lot of padding and a push-up bra.”
Read Reese’s entire interview at Elle.com