Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, are quitting after nearly 12 years of marriage.
On Friday, the “Legally Blonde” star announced the news to her nearly 30 million followers on Instagram.
“We have some personal news to share,” he wrote. “It was with great care and thought that we made the difficult decision of getting divorced.”
“We’ve had many wonderful years together and we drive through everything we create together with deep love, kindness and mutual respect.”
Witherspoon, 47, said she and Toth’s “top priority” is their 10-year-old son, Tennesse, and “our entire family as we move forward in the next chapter.”
He concluded by saying, “These matters are never easy and they are deeply personal. We truly appreciate the respect everyone is showing our family’s privacy right now.”
The “Big Little Lies” star’s reveal is just two days away from the couple’s 12th wedding anniversary on March 26.
52-year-old Toth and Witherspoon got married on their California ranch in 2011 after dating for nearly a year.
Shortly after their marriage, Witherspoon, who shares her 23-year-old daughter Ava and 19-year-old son Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, gushed about the former Creative Artist Agency employee’s relationship with her two oldest children.
I was lucky. I did. I was very lucky,” he told Marie Claire in September 2011. “He is very good with children. I am so happy.”
“Someone close to me once said, ‘Oh, no man will ever accept your children,'” she added. “And I thought that was the scariest thing anyone had ever said to me in my life. And I don’t think I realized how stressed I was until I remarried. I feel so relieved. Being a single parent I don’t think I realized how stressed I was. It was really stressful. It’s easy for anyone. It’s not. It’s really traumatic.”
The following year, Witherspoon gave birth to her and Toth’s son, Tennessee.
In 2021, the actress took to Instagram to commemorate the milestone of her 10-year marriage to Toth.
“Celebrating 10 years of marriage with my sweet husband,” Witherspoon captioned an Instagram photo from their wedding at the time. “What a special day with our dear friends. Looking back, I can’t believe it went so fast!
“3 kids, BIG LOVE, lots of laughter, non-stop travel, lots of dogs and fun adventures… that’s how it goes to explore this crazy world together, I guess. Here are more days in the sun! I [love] you, JT.