Reese Witherspoon’s new husband, agent Jim Toth has been given the ultimate seal of approval: her mom Betty Witherspoon likes him, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The newlywed Oscar winner revealed the news in the latest edition of Vogue in which she appears on the magazine’s May 2011 cover.
The mom-of-two admitted that the new man in her life is ‘wonderful’ and ‘a great guy’ and admits that she has had her share of heartbreak in the past after her 8-year marriage to first husband Ryan Phillippe didn’t pan-out.
On her new husband Reese gushes: “He’s wonderful,” she says, beaming. “He’s just a really great guy, and I feel really lucky.
“It’s so cute: Over the holidays I was at a department store in L.A. with my friends, and these three women from Oklahoma came up to me, and they said” - she lays on a thick Southern drawl -“‘Reese. We are so happy for yeeew. We liiike this guy for yeeew.’
“And I said, ‘You do?!’ ‘Yes, ma’am. We think he is a niiice man. We think he is going to treat you well and be good to yeeew.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ So sweet! And I told them my mother likes him very much, too.”
And Reese is hoping that it will be second time lucky for her when it comes to marriage.
Witherspoon claims that the influence of Toth has made her a lot calmer in her personal life as she looks forward to a future life with him.
She reveals in Vogue: “I mean . . . it sort of indicates that at other times I was not in a good place. Which is true. I have had my share of heartbreak. But I think your friends really know when you are at your happiest.
“Even though I am nervous and excited and all those things people feel when they are about to get married, I think I am mostly very calm right now.
“Usually, I’m a little bit of a squirrel. I have a squirrelly energy.”
In the same interview her new Water For Elephants co-star Robert Pattinson had a word of warning for Toth though, in that the actress has a tougher side to her nature too.
He revealed: “In terms of public perception, she’s thought of as America’s Sweetheart. And she kind of is in a lot of ways. But I think that she’s a lot bawdier than that, a lot more raucous.
“You can always tell that she will be incredibly nice to anyone who’s not an idiot, but it’s always very clear that there’s a line you really shouldn’t cross.”