Only a few weeks after Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal broke up, she met her future husband, Jim Toth, at a celebration in January 2010. Whereas talking with Elle in 2012, Witherspoon defined that Toth had truly saved her from an ungainly encounter. “It happened out of the blue,” she stated. “This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me. He was like, ‘You don’t know me.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I know. I don’t know you!'”

When Toth seen what was occurring, he came to visit to Witherspoon and defined that man was his buddy, who had simply damaged up with somebody. “Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation,” Witherspoon stated. “That’s just kind of who he is, a really good person.”

In February 2010, the pair had been seen on a date at an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, per Individuals. A supply reportedly informed the outlet that Witherspoon and Toth “were very flirtatious throughout dinner” they usually had been “laughing and talking” all the time. “Reese seemed very happy. She was smiling all dinner,” the insider stated. “The mood was upbeat and really good.”

By that March, it appeared that they had formally change into an merchandise, as a result of Witherspoon celebrated her birthday with Toth and even launched him to all of her pals. In line with Individuals, Witherspoon then launched her boyfriend to her children that April, they usually even spent Easter collectively.

The couple then bought engaged in December 2010 after only a 12 months of courting. “Jim knows Reese is the one for him,” a supply reportedly informed Individuals on the time. “It’s what he’s been waiting for. [Getting engaged] is a natural step for them.” A supply near Witherspoon additionally reportedly stated the actor “quickly realized” Toth was the one as a result of “she felt safe with” him, and he was somebody she might “could count on.”

They formally tied the knot in Might 2011. Witherspoon and Toth exchanged their vows at her ranch in Ojai, CA, per CBS Information. They welcomed their son, Tennessee James Toth, on Sept. 26, 2012.

On March 24, 2023, Witherspoon and Toth introduced their choice to separate after practically 12 years of marriage. In a since-deleted Instagram submit, they wrote, “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.” The pair’s closing divorce decree was submitted on Aug. 2, in keeping with Individuals.