After a few weeks of speculation, the actress Reese Witherspoon has announced that she is pregnant with her third child. The new baby will be Reese's first with her new husband Jim Toth, but will become little brother or sister to the two children that she had with her former husband Ryan Phillippe. People magazine revealed the news today (March 21, 2012), quoting a friend of the couple who told them "they are both thrilled." The friend added "Jim and Reese are looking forward to having a bigger family at this point in life. They can take the time to enjoy the next stage and make sure the transition for all is easy and joyful."
Reese, who turns 36 tomorrow, married Jim Toth on March 26 last year after meeting him through the Creative Artists Agency that represents her. Toth became head of motion picture talent at the agency, in September 2010. Reese was previously married to Ryan Phillippe from June 1999 and divorced after seven years of marriage. In that time, they had two children together, a daughter Ava, born 1999 and son, Deacon, born 2003. Throughout the divorce proceedings, there was a great deal of speculation regarding the nature of Reese's relationship with the actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The couple were confirmed to have been dating, but split in December 2009.