Reese Witherspoon Highlights the Urgency of “Editing Your Friendships” for People Over 40
Reese Witherspoon is known for having A-list celebrities as her best friends. Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, and Gwyneth Paltrow are just some of them. But not everyone she has ever met can still be called a friend. And she urges people to follow her lead.
Reese Witherspoon, 47, spoke candidly about managing friendships amidst her busy life. She emphasized the importance of “editing” one’s friendships, saying, “Everybody out there over 40 knows. If you aren’t adding to my life, get the heck outta my life. My grandma used to say people are radiators or drains. Stick with radiators.”
Discussing coping with rejection, Witherspoon revealed she learned early in life that other people’s opinions are not her concern. She emphasized the freedom from disregarding external judgments and living authentically.
During her conversation, Witherspoon also addressed the lack of female-driven projects in Hollywood and discussed her journey of launching Hello Sunshine, a media company responsible for notable productions.
She defied advice to invest her money in Hello Sunshine, emphasizing the need for a different approach. She credited her ex-husband, Jim Toth, for helping refine her strategy and raise capital to sustain the company’s growth.
Unfortunately, Reese finalized her divorce from Jim Toth after 12 years of marriage. They share a 10-year-old son, Tennessee. She also has two children with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe — Ava, 24, and Deacon, 19.