Celebrity Status: The Southern belle (she was born in New Orleans and raised in Nashville, TN) landed her first major role in 1991’s The Man in the Moon. Starring roles in Election and Legally Blonde made her an A-list star. Her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line earned her an Oscar in 2005.
Relationship Status: Witherspoon married her Cruel Intentions co-star, Ryan Phillipe in 1999. The pair divorced in 2007, and she has said it was extremely hard for her. “There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Reese, who is currently dating her Rendition co-star, Jake Glyllenhaal, isn’t rushing into another marriage…yet. “Family is all we have in life, but I don’t know how I feel about marriage. Obviously, I’m not far enough out of being married to think about doing it again,” said Reese. She adds: “But your ability to love remains intact. Oh, I have a lot of hope for love! I do!”
Who Calls Her Mama: Reese and Ryann have two children together, Ava, 9, and Deacon, 5. “I am definitely an organized mother,” says Reese. “I can spend a good three hours on sorting out a cupboard or drawer.” Always down to earth, Reese says she’s not the type of mom to spoil her kids with tons of gifts at Christmas time. “I’m a little strict about that kind of stuff. I think kids do best when they only have a couple of things that they really enjoy,” she says. “I try and stay away from the gluttony of things. They don’t appreciate it as much.”