As speculations were continuing to rise that Reese Witherspoon was sporting a new baby bump, the news finally broke that she’s pregnant with her third child – which will be her first with husband Jim Toth. We couldn’t be more excited for the happy couple.
Reese, who turned 36 just last week, already has two other children – Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8 – both of which were from her first marriage to actor Ryan Phillipe. The two were married for seven years before a very public and painful split in 2006.
Regarding the split, Witherspoon admits to being too young when she married Phillipe, and that the timing just wasn’t right. But that it was an excellent learning opportunity for her to really find out what it means to be a partner in a marriage. And that being married was far more difficult than she thought it would be. On the upside, it seems Witherspoon has take the lessons learned from her first marriage and applied them to her second, which seems to be flourishing.
Her pregnancy comes amidst a busy season, with her spy romance thriller ‘This Means War’ just releasing in February. Plus, she’s already working on several projects including ‘Devil’s Knot,’ ‘Wish List,’ and ‘Big Eyes.’ And recently wrapped up ‘Mud,’ which is now in post-production.
As for her fitness regimen, Witherspoon is frequently spotted around Los Angeles heading to and from workout sessions and keeping plenty active by walking and hiking. But we also love that she’s all about yoga, which we’re sure will help keep her body in top shape throughout her pregnancy and beyond.
A friend reported her to be right around 12 weeks, and that she and Toth – a showbiz talent agent – have been trying to get pregnant ever since their March 2011 wedding.
The news comes as no surprise as Witherspoon, an active and happy mother, always wanted a husband that was a family man. And with Toth fitting the bill, their little brood is sure to continue growing in numbers.
As for the post-baby body? We have no doubt that Witherspoon will bounce right back and be ready to grace the big screen with her down-home charm in no time. However, she has been known to keep things in balance and knows when to steal time away for her husband and kids. So 2013 may be a year for some time off to enjoy her family.
photo from wenn.com