Reese Witherspoon graces October's Marie Claire cover. Inside the magazine, the actress got personal, opening up on her divorce from Ryan Phillippe and her new husband Jim Toth. Reese recently returned home to LA after vacationing with Jim and her kids Ava and Deacon in Hawaii. It was off in the tropics that Reese showed her stomach tattoo, which apparently represents her new life and love. She reflected on her life between marriages in her interview, and said things feel easier now that she has Jim by her side. Here are some highlights:
- On single parenthood: "I was hard on myself when I got divorced. And until I got remarried, I don't think I realized how stressed I was. I feel so much relief. I don't think I realized how stressed I was being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It's not easy on anybody."
- On marrying Jim: "I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky, and he's so wonderful with the children. I'm very blessed."
- On feeling braver after 30: "I always had a lot of confidence when I was younger, and then I think I got a little nervous in my 20s. But now I feel better. Now I'm in my 30s, totally better. A little more confident again. Not as scared."