America’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon welcomed her third child on Thursday Sept. 27. Tennessee James Toth is Reese’s second son and husband Jim Toth’s first kid. And since she married Jim in March 2011, the actress had reportedly been open about wanting to have another child.
“Right after the wedding, Reese expressed a desire to have a baby with Jim,” a source told People. “Reese has been very open with her kids about her plans to expand the family.“
Now that she has, her kids Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8, from her previous marriage to Cruel Intentions’s co-star Ryan Phillippe have a new sibling to play and take care of. Reese grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, so the actress’s home state may well be the baby boy’s namesake.
A statement from the family said, “Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.”
Last month, the Water for Elephants actress spent a couple of days in a Los Angeles medical facility after it was feared she was going into early labour.
After being discharged doctors told her to take it easy at home and get plenty of rest.
Reese recently admitted she was planning a career break to raise her baby.
In June, she said: “I’m feeling very round tonight. After I finish [filming] ‘The Devil’s Knot’, I’m going to take a little time off – and go have a baby!”