File this under ‘things we never thought we’d write.’ Less than one week after she and husband of 12 years Jim Toth announced their divorce on Instagram comes the quite frankly unbelievable rumor that Reese Witherspoon is “newly dating” recently divorced former NFL star, Tom Brady. It’s a little early for April Fool’s Day, so let’s unpack this rumor…
Rumors Of Reese Witherspoon And Tom Brady 'Newly Dating'
According to Perez Hilton, an anonymous tipster sent DeuxMoi an email with the subject, "Epic and unexpected celeb couple" on Tuesday, March 28th, while the message inside read: "A-list actress who JUST announced her divorce is newly dating A-list NFL athlete who is also recently divorced."
And just in case anyone had trouble putting two and two together, the tipster's super-sneaky and hilarious email address of legallyblonde[at]patriotsbuccaeers[dot]com (which you can see in the message shared to DeuxMoi's Instagram Story and reposted on Twitter) made it practically *impossible* to misinterpret. Not all heroes wear capes! To add to this, an insider reportedly told Page Six on Monday, March 27th that Brady was "dating around." Although the insider didn’t reveal any names, could they have been referring to the Morning Show star?
im sorry Reese Witherspoon is dating Tom Brady?! pic.twitter.com/o6nUmmQAZ4
— (@caramariecooper) March 28, 2023
The thought of the 47-year-old Oscar-winning actress and the 45-year-old former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback allegedly dating has come as a shock to many people, especially because, if the rumors are true, how quickly it must have happened. Brady and Gisele Bündchen only finalized their divorce in October 2022, and he still seems to be quite upset by it given what the internet thought was his reaction to her honest interview about their relationship in Vanity Fair's April 2023 issue. If you'll recall, the Super Bowl champ posted a cryptic quote about "false friends" and "betrayal" shorty after his ex-wife's candid interview came out, which made fans believe it was about her.
Of course, we are less surprised that the Big Little Lies actress is moving on, as insiders said there was "zero spark" in her and Jim Toth's marriage, and it had allegedly been that way for quite some time. But did we think she would move on with the footballer? Quite honestly, no, although they do have a shared interest in football, as Perez Hilton noted that the Little Fires Everywhere actress has voiced her support for the Tennessee Titans in the past. And of course, they do have the fact that they have just gone through big break ups in common, so we guess that counts too?
— Malik, the 5-10 freak (@MalikG) March 29, 2023
Social Media Reacts To The Rumors
Turns out we aren’t the only ones who have all sorts of emotions after hearing these Reese Witherspoon and Tom Brady dating rumors, as social media was a goldmine when it came to finding out how the rest of the world was feeling. Let's take a look at some Twitter comments first.
Twitter Reactions To Reese Witherspoon And Tom Brady Dating Rumors
"The new rumors of Reese Witherspoon dating Tom Brady is so random it might be my favorite thing," one Twitter user wrote. "Deux Moi out here giving me a heart attack casually dropping Tom Brady Reese Witherspoon dating rumors when I'm just trying to enjoy my evening!" exclaimed another.
nobody talk to me i’m doing a deep dive to find out everything i can about reese witherspoon and tom brady’s alleged relationship pic.twitter.com/NP3hAosCvn
&mdash (@imafangirlie) March 30, 2023
"Tom Brady and Reese Witherspoon are supposedly dating? I don’t even have a reaction for this, what a random couple," commented another Twitter user, which we imagine is an opinion shared by many. "I can’t explain why but Reese Witherspoon and Tom Brady somehow make sense to me?" commented another. "Nobody talk to me I'm doing a deep dive to find out everything I can about Reese Witherspoon and Tom Brady’s alleged relationship," said another.
Reddit Users Discuss Reese Witherspoon And Tom Brady Dating Rumors
The comments didn’t disappoint on Reddit, either. Replying to a thread called, "Reese Witherspoon and Tom Brady? Do we believe this?" one user said: "We are living in a timeline where Avril Lavigne and Tyga are dating, I could see this happening (kinda.)" Many others agreed with this, with one user saying, "That... Actually totally tracks," and another adding, "Yea, this actually sounds about right to me. 'America’s sweetheart' & 'America’s sweetheart.'" "I feel like this is entirely too random NOT to be true. Like who comes up with a lie like this?" questioned another. "Weirdly I am here for this couple. But also I don’t believe it?" wrote another conflicted fan.
"I don’t know why but this would be the most shocking celeb couple for me," commented another Reddit user, while someone else added, "Somehow both shocking and incredibly vanilla at the same time lol." "Shocking at first, but if you think about it, it makes sense. Tom wants to get in the movie industry, and it seems Reese has been motivated by money in recent years with her girl boss shtick and probably wants to form a big power couple," another Reddit user speculated. "I can’t explain why but this makes no sense and all of the sense at the same time," said another. We could go on for hours, but we’ll end it here. We hope to have more info on this incredibly unexpected rumored couple soon!