Reese Witherspoon, one of the top Hollywood stars, seems to have found the perfect balance between motherhood with a little tough love and persevering encouragement, that makes her admirable as a mum.
Being the mum of three, daughter Ava (19) and sons Deacon(15) and Tennessee(6), the producer, actress and entrepreneur has been recognized for her various roles in the industry, having received an Academy and a Primetime Emmy award among others.
She also secured her latest role in HBO’s Big Little Lies, where she voices out her idea of treating women in a realistic way and enabling female audiences to be able to identify themselves with modern, complex female characters in the spotlight.
Her mother, Betty Reese, was her biggest inspiration of a strong-willed and dynamic woman. By following the example led by her own mother, she was determined to pursue a lot of things with passion. She strived to portray the life of a millennial working mom, while having her first child at the age of 22, getting divorced and then remarried.
While describing motherhood as a great equalizer, she quoted the time when her children saw her on stage with Oprah at the Golden Globes, and her son who’s 14 texted her: ‘Mom, that was really amazing, and I’m really proud of who you are as a mom.’ “That one got me. I’m going to cry,” she said.