The Hollywood icon Reese Witherspoon is renowned for her tireless commitment to her craft, yet this dedication resulted in the breakdown of her twelve-year marriage with Jim Toth. As she explained, their lack of communication was often due to periods where they would not see or speak to each other for days on end because of how overwhelmingly busy she had become. On Friday, Witherspoon unveiled the news of her split from Toth, which would have been their twelfth wedding anniversary in a few days. What’s even more striking is that no one has spotted Witherspoon and Toth together for an extended period of time now.
Sources close to Witherspoon’s marriage divulged that the actress went ‘days’ without speaking to her spouse prior to their divorce. It is thought that her hectic lifestyle could have been a factor in what caused them to go their separate ways.
Witherspoon and Toth have been blessed with a ten-year-old son called Tennessee. The two were noted to only communicate when it came to family matters, while Toth was accused of not being in attendance on many meaningful dates and milestones within the relationship. It is no surprise that those close to the actress had noticed something amiss long before their official separation took place.
“Jim is hardly ever with her,” an insider source said. “It’s always like that.”
In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Witherspoon shared the news of her divorce. “We have some personal news to share.” The post added, “it is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together.
“Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter. These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
The Instagram post was concluded with the signature of “Reese and Jim.”
There is no shocking revelation behind the divorce of Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth; instead, the two were slowly but surely drifting apart over the years due to Witherspoon’s demanding career.
“There’s no big scandal or drama, just two people who essentially became co-parents and don’t really have any romantic feelings for each other anymore,” a source said. Adding that Witherspoon “once liked the fact that (Toth) was just a solid, dependable and stable guy” because she had experienced “years of s***” with her first husband, Ryan Phillippe.
Just four months prior to their separation, Witherspoon and Toth delightedly posted a photo of the two of them together celebrating Christmas with their son and her other children from her first marriage: Ava, 23, and Deacon, 19. It would be the last post they shared as a married couple before ultimately deciding to split up.
“They really are the best of friends, and this is such an amicable decision. They are so committed to co-parenting together. They are invested in their whole family and making this as smooth as possible for everyone,” the insider stated.