Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon is often photographed with her two kids, Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, happily hanging out with new hubby Jim Toth, an agent she married last April, but the 35-year-old rarely talks about their relationship in interviews. Perhaps it's because her first marriage to actor Ryan Phillipe, whom she was married to for seven years, ended in divorce? In the February issue of Elle, the "Legally Blonde" star reveals plenty, beginning with how the two met -- and it wasn't some meet-cute situation like in one of her rom-coms.
"It happened out of the blue. This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me," Reese reveals of meeting Toth at a friend's party. "He was like, [slurring, scowling, pointing finger in her face] 'You don't know me.' And I was like, 'Yeah, I know. I don't know you!' Jim came over and said, 'Please excuse my friend. He's just broken up with someone.' Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation. That's just kind of who he is, a really good person."
While that wasn't exactly the most romantic introduction, Toth more than made up for it later. "Jim said, 'I'm gonna show you every day what a good partner is, what a good person is. I'm going to take care of you. I'm gonna do this so much that you're gonna get used to it,'" the "Election" actress says. "I was like, 'What are you talking about?' I've never had anybody like that in my life."
Still, Witherspoon makes it clear that she faces the same pressures as any woman in Hollywood. "Nothin's going north. It's all going south, might as well put in on film now," she jokes. "But not without a lot of padding and a push-up bra."
Despite Reese's worries about her looks in the future, even she has to admit that she's being paid a lot to do what she loves now. She earned $28 million in 2010, according to Forbes. "Every time they call and talk to me about money, I get embarrassed about it. A couple of women finally made me feel better: 'To get what you're making, do you know how much money people are making off of you?' I'm like, 'Oh, oh, okay.'"