Reese Witherspoon Weds for Second Time: Is It Better to Marry in Your 30s Than Your 20s?

Living 2011/03/28 13:55:19
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Reese Witherspoon is off the market -- again.

The "Legally Blonde" actress, 35, married for the second time on Saturday to entertainment agent Jim Toth, 40, her rep confirmed to various media outlets.

Way back in 1999, Witherspoon married her "Cruel Intentions" co-star Ryan Phillippe, whom she met in 1997 at her 21st birthday party. They had two children together, 11-year-old Ava and 7-year-old Deacon.

Witherspoon and Phillippe divorced in October 2007, and Witherspoon became engaged to Toth, who at the time was a talent agent working for the Creative Artists Agency, last December.

"He's a grownup who's really ready to take the next step," a source told People about Toth around the time of the pair's engagement. "He's a family-oriented guy, and that's all she ever really wanted."

In an interview for the January 2011 issue of Glamour, Witherspoon said of her relationship with Toth, "What I’m finding out is that it’s very comfortable to be with somebody who understands my career, but doesn’t do what I do. He’s a great guy. He’s wonderful."

Do you think Witherspoon is more ready for marriage now, 12 years after she married for the first time?

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  • Charlie 2011/03/30 22:19:57
    depends on the person. I married at 21 and I'm still married to the same woman at 58.
  • Nikki 2011/03/29 22:13:40
    yes,at least that's what i heard....
  • wale63 2011/03/29 20:05:06
    it depends on the individuals involved. you have many who get into senior years STILL immature, look at Bill clinton.Nuff said.
    depends individuals involved senior years immature clinton nuff andy Monica lewinsky   bill Clinton
  • akasuna no Jana 2011/03/29 17:01:51
    akasuna no Jana
    I've no idea ..^^
  • melissa 2011/03/29 16:34:44 (edited)
    I think so. People are still to some extent figuring out who they are in their 20's, as well as what exactly they want in a partner. Better to wait.
  • xFallingxDownx 2011/03/29 16:18:22
    More maturity
  • mrdog 2011/03/29 16:13:08
    It is better to marry when you are in love ...bark
  • Jack's Pearl 2011/03/29 16:11:22
    Jack's Pearl
    That all depends on the people involved. I do think it's better to be in your late 20's/ early 30's, only because you've lived a bit and are more settled with yourself. Therefore you are more likely to pick a mate that is better matched to you.
  • sweetgreatmom 2011/03/29 14:56:21
    I would not know, I stayed happily single.
  • Don 2011/03/29 13:10:57
    I got married when I was 17 and had just short of twenty wonderful years before I lost her. But it was difficult, and we had a few years where it was not the greatest life...but oh the memories.
  • MaiVai 2011/03/29 13:05:35
    If she is willing to marry again then why not?
  • Carlo 2011/03/29 11:53:52 (edited)
    Well if your going to take the plundge at all, I guess it may be better for more reasons to marry in your thirties than in your twenties. But why not use your twenties to get the practice in then? What about the suggestion of the woman on the "Real housewifes of Orange County" says "Lease"?
  • goinpostal 2011/03/29 11:49:47
    It all depends on the couple.
  • KoAm 2011/03/29 10:13:48
    It's all case-by-case. A cousin of mine and her husband got married when they were both 21.

    For most people that would probably be too young. But they knew each other since kindergarten, lived in the same neighborhood, went through school (kindergarten thru high school) together, and everything.

    This spring they'll be married 17 years ... they have two great kids ... they're doing great.
  • Carlo KoAm 2011/03/29 11:49:43
    Wow statistically they are the exception not the rule. Good for them.
  • KoAm Carlo 2011/03/29 13:43:06
    Yeah. It might very well have been different if they had only known each other for a year or two. But they've known each other since they were like 4 or 5 years old. Practically grew up together, really.
  • Carlo KoAm 2011/03/29 21:03:50
    How old were they when they started seeing each other?
  • KoAm Carlo 2011/03/30 01:41:15
    I'm not sure, but I think maybe last year of junior-high or freshman year of high school. But again, they were childhood friends and neighbors ... they've known each other almost their entire lives.
  • Playerazzi 2011/03/29 09:55:53
    No way. I married when I was 25, don't regret it a day. Our first daughter was born when we were 26, and now at age 48, we are grandparents. Lord willing, we should see great-grandchildren when we are in our 70's.
  • ToddBHarris 2011/03/29 09:47:47
    It is BETTER to NEVER marry AT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... IT IS GREAT BEING SINGLE!!!!!DO WHAT YOU WANT,WHEN YOU WANT!!! FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!
  • The Terrific Whatzit BN-0 2011/03/29 09:46:31
    The Terrific Whatzit BN-0
    Better to marry when you're serious about the commitment involved and truly in love, regardless of age.
  • Carlo The Ter... 2011/03/29 11:58:47 (edited)
    You would think everyone about to partake in such a lifetime commitment would have taken these very important factors into concideration before doing so. Sad thing is very few actually do, yet most think they do.
  • Resp 2011/03/29 08:27:07
  • The Dude 2011/03/29 07:25:56
    The Dude
    Heck, I would say that waiting till your late 30's or early 40's would be best... By then, hopefully you should have unloaded all the stupidity in your life..."hopefully" being the key word....
  • Nuke 2011/03/29 07:22:36
    I think so for sure, I see so many younger people get married and have so much trouble, as you get older you have a better sense of who you are and what type of person you want.
    On top of that you and your partner will have better stability in finances and will be better equipped to deal with things.
  • lady blue 2011/03/29 07:20:25
    lady blue
    It's best to marry when you find the right person and you are truly in love.
  • Charmedtears♥ 2011/03/29 06:47:59 (edited)
    I think it's better to either enjoy your youth or focus on your career in you 20s. And when your more settled then get married if you want to.
  • The heartless 2011/03/29 06:34:29
    The heartless
    Nope i never wanted to marry in my twenties and just because i am 31 doesn't mean i want to jump into marriage at all. Besides i have never ever dated anyone in my age bracket.
  • Carlo The hea... 2011/03/29 12:04:46
    Good point on the age bracket thing, and see what not geting married in your twenties did. It wised up to whether you should get married at all.
  • The hea... Carlo 2011/03/29 13:48:49
    The heartless
    I would need to have learnt to date if i was to consider marriage. But i just don't want to do any of those things, so i guess both not dating or wanting marriage has wised me up.
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2011/03/29 06:27:33
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    I will NEVER marry before I'm 30! No freaking way!
    Of course, I'm not even sure if I ever want to marry at all.
  • sally 2011/03/29 06:22:01
    Hopefully she doesn't get divorced again.
  • Fillmore 2011/03/29 06:15:24
    or 40s or not at all
  • So Bananas 2011/03/29 05:12:34
    So Bananas
    I don't see the purpose of feeling like you have to be married at a certain age.
  • Just Jenn for Now 2011/03/29 04:11:06
    Just Jenn for Now
    The 20s are your age to party, fool around, and have fun you couldn't have as a kid. 30s are definitely better for marriage age. I always say don't rush marriage. :)
  • bvb4evr 2011/03/29 04:11:00
    she migth be more experienced now
  • Aurora 2011/03/29 04:05:53
    I don't think the key to a happy marriage is just your age, though with age comes knowledge and as people get older some tend to feel the urge to settle down with someone..... A happy marriage has many ingredients, similar minds, accepting quirks, openness, communication, passion, having your own ambitions and goals, respecting privacy, accepting your partner for who they are, compromise.....also how you fight says a lot about you....if you low blow your partner, bring up the past, and use terms like "you ALWAYS" or "you NEVER" they will retaliate back and things don't get solved....speak normally, look each other in the eye, sit down together and actually try to talk about the current problem and try to fix it.
  • Crazy Feet 2011/03/29 03:33:56
    Crazy Feet
    live and learn
  • Julie 2011/03/29 03:27:48
    It doesn't matter what age is best to marry, as long as you find the one. But if you want children, then the 20s are the best time to have them.
  • Ryanhunter 2011/03/29 03:21:43
    Late 20's seems just about right... =)

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