Reese Witherspoon confirmed her split from Ryan Philippe, 30, in October. The announcement came after long speculation of the marriage going through rougher than normal patches. The Oscar winner cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind the break-up of her seven-year marriage.
The BWR Public Relations firm filled the press up to then with the notion that all was well. In fact it had not been going well from sometime. Reese Witherspoon, a very private Hollywood actress, called for space for her family through the separation from her husband.
Only three months from her split she has packed up her two children and moved to Charleston, South Carolina. Reese, who has family Charleston, according to New York Post columnist Liz Smith, was thoroughly disgusted with both marriage and her life in Hollywood and wanted to return to her Southern roots.
Reese Witherspoon, 30, (2006 Golden Globe recipients for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, comedy/musical and drama, respectively), is to appear as presenter at “The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast live on NBC Monday, January 15 (8 – 11:00 p.m. EST) at The Beverly Hilton.
She won her Golden Globe for the most sensational performance along side Joaquin Phoenix for Walk the Line.
The Walk the Line actress cancelled a number of public appearances after the split, but is now said to be ready to face media and fans. “I’m doing fine. I’m getting out a little more now. You’ll be seeing more of me.”
The couple has two children, Ava Elizabeth, 7, and Deacon, 3. The two children have been enrolled in schools in their new hometown of Charleston.
Reese is currently busy filming the thriller Rendition alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep.
Reese was said to be growing close to Jake on set. Jake, 25, broke up with long-term girlfriend Kirsten Dunst last year and despite being linked to other women has been single ever since.
The Oscar-winning actress filed for divorce from husband Ryan Phillippe in November and Jake has been her shoulder to cry on.
The astranged husband of Reese on the other hand has been linked to his co-star. It was reported that Ryan had an affair with 24-year-old Australian actress Abbie Cornish after meeting her on the set of their movie Stop Loss.
Abbie Cornish has said they were ” very good friends and we did spend a lot of time together. But we’re friends and that’s it.”