Over the course of her public life, Witherspoon has been married once before to Ryan Phillippe and even dated Jake Gyllenhaal for quite a bit of time. With congratulatory wishes to Witherspoon and Toth, we take a look back at Witherspoon's dating history. Check out photos of Reese with her past loves. As the story goes, Phillippe arrived to Witherspoon's 21st birthday party in , where love bloomed. The "Cruel Intentions" co-stars got engaged in December and married in June The pair quickly started a family with the arrival of their daughter, Ava, in September of that year.
Four years later, they welcomed their son, Deacon, in October Before they split in , Witherspoon opened up about married life, noting that it wasn't always easy. Revealing that she and Phillippe went to couple's therapy, she said, "We've done that in the past, and it's always struck me as odd that people grabbed onto that story and made it sound so negative. In what capacity is working on yourself or your marriage a bad thing?
What marriage isn't a journey? If you don't have money to go to therapy, there's always church. You can get together with groups and friends and talk about things with other couples. The two tried to keep their relationship quiet, but after being photographed together multiple times, it was Phillippe who let the cat out of the bag.
Witherspoon herself eventually confirmed the relationship to Vogue in October of that year, calling Gyllenhaal "very supportive. After several months alone, Witherspoon began dating talent agent Jim Toth in February The pair's announcement of their engagement Tuesday comes after nearly a year of dating.
Witherspoon opened up to Glamour about being in a relationship with someone who's not a celebrity, saying, "I have a little perspective on this. I wouldn't say it's easier. Every relationship has its own dynamic. And I don't want to disparage any of the other relationships that I've had that were meaningful and wonderful. But what I'm finding out is that it's very comfortable to be with somebody who understands my career, but doesn't do what I do.
He's a great guy.