Reese Witherspoon, a well-known American actress, has announced her divorce from her spouse, Jim Toth.
On Friday, the couple announced their engagement in a joint statement on Witherspoon’s Instagram page.
They described their divorce as a “tough decision” to make after 11 years of marriage.
Witherspoon and Toth have stated that they are focused on their son and have asked that their privacy be respected.
“It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” they said.
“We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together.
“Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter.
“These matters are never easy and are extremely personal.
“We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
After less than a year of dating, Witherspoon and Toth announced their engagement in 2010.
Then, in March 2011, the couple married on a private ranch in California.
Tennessee James, their 10-year-old son, is their only child.
Witherspoon is also the mother of two children, a 23-year-old daughter named Ava and a 19-year-old son named Deacon.
She had given birth to the two with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, to whom she had been married for six years.
Witherspoon has received an Oscar, a British Academy Film Award, an Emmy, and two Golden Globes.
The Hollywood actress is often regarded as one of the world’s highest-paid actresses.