Pre DUI drama with husband Jim Toth, Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon opened up to British magazine Red about being an overwhelmed mom-of-three kids: Ava, 13, Deacon, 9, and Tennessee, 6 months.
On being an overwhelmed mom-of-three: “Ever since I had the baby, I can’t remember anything. Serious, this child stole my brain. I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.”
On keeping track of all three kids: “[It’s] like CNN ticker tape running through my mind at all times . . .’Where is Ava? She’s okay. Good. Where is Deacon? He’s okay. Good. Where is Tennessee? Is he okay? Yes. Great. Back to Ava…’ It doesn’t stop.”
On life: “Lord knows every day is not a success, every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.”
On her A-list pals Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz: “They’re just as charismatic and fun as you would imagine. It’s nice to hang with Drew because we both just had babies and we can support each other. And Cameron is such a funny, bright gal. She’s an incredibly sharp business-minded woman, but she disguises that side of herself. It’s her secret alter ego. I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends. They have literally gotten me up out of bed, taken my clothes off, put me in the shower, dressed me, said, ‘Hey, you can do this,’ put my high heels on and pushed me out the door!”
Reese her new husband Jim Toth were arrested on April 19 for suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Atlanta.