Reese Witherspoon: Baby 'Stole My Brain,' She Says of Son Tennessee
Reese Witherspoon declared that she lost her brain after delivering her son, Tennessee.
The actress made the comment in the upcoming June issue of British women's magazine Red. The Academy Award winner shared that she became forgetful after giving birth to her youngest child eight months ago with husband Jim Toth. She is also a mother to 13-year-old Ava and 9-year-old Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.
"Ever since I had the baby, I can't remember anything. Serious, this child stole my brain," she said of Tennessee. "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."
Witherspoon described what her mental state is like these days and said she felt like her thoughts were going through a loop.
"It's like CNN ticker tape running through my mind at all times [puts on robotic voice]: 'Where is Ava? She's okay,' " she said. "Good. Where is Deacon? He's okay. Good. Where is Tennessee? Is he okay? Yes. Great. Back to Ava...' It doesn't stop."
The 37-year old also spoke about not only being a mother but the inequality that women face. She was angered by the gap in pay between the sexes.
"Even now, in America, a woman makes 87 cents to every dollar a man makes. If you're a black woman, you make 75 cents," she said. "You're a Latin woman, it's 67 cents. And this is doing the same job. There is enormous inequality in pay and inequality in the workplace to this day."
The interview took place before Witherspoon was arrested and jailed on April 19 for disorderly conduct in Atlanta. Her husband was also put under arrest for DUI. She issued a public statement to apologize for her behavior and a source told People that her biggest concern was the welfare of her children. Her eldest children were with their father at the time of the arrest.
"She is happy to be home with her kids again," a source said. "She didn't feel good about being away from them after the news of her arrest broke. Her kids are everything to her."