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Reese Witherspoon Covers Parade Magazine

Reese Witherspoon Covers Parade Magazine

Reese Witherspoon speaks candidly in this Sunday’s issue of Parade about her divorce with Ryan Phillippe, feeling unsure about marriage with Jake Gyllenhaal and the biggest detriment in her life — tabloid fame. Here’s a sampling:

On her divorce with actor Ryan Phillippe: “There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life. There’s no room for it. When you make wrong choices, you have to take responsibility for them: ‘What part of this do I own?’ I struggle to figure out what made me make those choices. All I can hope for is that I’ve learned something from it and won’t make the same choices again.”

On the biggest problem in her life: “The biggest detriment of my life is tabloid fame. It removes me from people. When I first meet someone, it is so hard for me to overcome everything they’ve read about me. It’s not fair. It’s difficult, because I’m the kind of person who just wants to hug people.”

On giving her kids a good value system: ““I’m teaching the children what we were taught growing up—a real set of rules, discipline, and love. Children thrive with a sense of structure, and they’re frightened without it. The ways you behave, how you speak to other people—those things don’t leave you… The other day my son said to me, ‘Mama, why do I have to take off my hat in the house?’ I was like, ‘Because it’s respectful. That’s why you take off your hat.’ And he goes, ‘And I always have to take off my hat in church, too!’ It really bothered him. But those values sustain a life. Respect. Faith. Empathy. Compassion.”

On what life would be if she wasn’t an actress: “I loved Stanford, and I wish I had gone back and finished. Today, if I were not an actor, I’d probably be a social anthropologist or a psychologist. I have an endless curiosity about people. But then I think, ‘I’ve been very lucky. I don’t regret the path I went on in life’.

For the full cover story, visit Reese photo gallery here and bonus quotes here.

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66 Responses to “Reese Witherspoon Covers Parade Magazine”

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    L Says:


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    shell Says:

    She looks pretty! And I really admire her openness about her divorce. It must be hard to talk so candidly about it. Plus I love how she’s teaching her kids values. She seems like a great mom!

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    mike Says:

    I LOVE HER!!!

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    drew Says:

    I just love her. She is the greatest. She seems so real unlike most actresses in Hollywood

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    sotos Says:

    what the **** again? what does this ugly ***** wants again?

    she is the ugliest woman if not person in planet hollywood

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    eliza Says:

    Cute. A great cover shot

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    Michelle Says:

    I love Reese! She’s a phenomenal actress and a great mom.

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    amanda Says:

    I love Reese but this is just an awful photoshoot. Something just looks weird.

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    Sara p Says:

    Wow!!! That is why I lover her.

  10. 10
    YAWN Says:

    Can’t stand that phony woman.


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    Good mother? Yeah, right. Says:

    Stupid Reese Witherspoon and her PR bullsh*t stories.


  12. 12
    Trace Says:

    Now this is a classy lady. She comes across as a strong woman with a good head on her shoulders.

  13. 13
    Ewwww Says:

    “I’m the kind of person who just wants to hug people.”




    Reese, you shameless b*tch, stop selling cr*p like that.

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    Kara Says:


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    paupau Says:

    she is soooo photoshopped at the cover that I thought “kind of looks like Reese”… AND “IT IS” HER!!!

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    boogie Says:

    she looks like a breath of fresh air.

    So much better than some celebrities with tons of hideous makeup on…..for example…like Christina Aguliar (sp??)

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    cutie Says:

    she’s so cute and smart too :-)

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    Stupid Reese Says:

    Reese Witherspoon is an overrared actress, lousy mother and pompous, fake-nice person.

    All this shameless self promoting and BS she makes about herself makes her look silly.

  19. 19
    Adoring Fan Says:

    I love and adore Reee. She is such a special lady. I feel sorry for people who can’t she her goodness. She is soo awesome.

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    Jen1 Says:

    Reese is awesome.

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    Amanda Says:

    she looks AMAZING in this set of pics, despite what some people may be thinking i think she is aging beautifully (not that she is even aging that much at all yet, since she is only what like 32 or something?!) haha but omg i can’t wait to see Four Christmases when it comes out, ive been seeing so many trailers and ads and posters around for it, and i kinda agree that it looks alittle stupid but i think it will be a fun holiday movie, and Reese hasn’t done any films like that so im curious to see it and she is great in every movie she does and i admire the variety of roles she takes on in movies. anyway can’t wait to get this issue of Parade w/ my newspaper on this Sunday and yeahh she is simply amazingg<33 the cover looks quite airbrushed though, to the point that it doesn’t even much look like the Reese we all know so well!!! but whatever, the rest of the pics are great, i love that she looks amazing whether she is in a dress (that red one is gorgeous) or simply in jeans and a shirt like in the other pics!!! i loved seeing her present and on the red carpet of the CMA Awards, that black dress was gorgeous!! Nashville is her hometown after all, good to see her come home and not forget her roots!!Also, i love her hair short, and she looks to be at a very healthy weight these days, not too skinny or too large, but perfectly fit with some curves, i like her that way, i mean she looked amazing after her divorce from Ryan a couple of years ago, but she was also a little too skinny i think.

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    WhosDat Says:

    think reese will get married again soon? I can’t tell from all the mixed messages:–not-marrying-anytime-soon-

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    Anon Says:

    DId Miss Family Values talk about the fact she is living with her man in front of the kids? Next thing you know she’ll be pregnant and she still will be talking about family values, and sleeping with Jake Gyllenhaal. I think she is a big phoney and I think Jake should runnnnnn!

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    BabiiVfanforeva Says:

    shes one beautiful lady with a good head on her thats a good role model..reese is so pretty ..naturally too and shows she doesnt need so much make up to look good..goregeous :D..and she has wonderful talnet :)

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    Halli Says:

    So apparently, Parade magazine uses the Sears Portrait Studio.

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