Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Reese Witherspoon talks about past abusive relationship

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Stacy Diaz | 08 February, 2018, 15:03

The actress and producer is now married to Jim Toth, with whom she has five-year-old son Tennessee; she also has 18-year-old daughter Ava and 14-year-old son Deacon with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

"I think our culture's more alive and vibrant than it's ever been", Witherspoon said.

When Winfrey asked Witherspoon and Kaling about their hard decisions in fulfilling their destiny, the Big Little Lies actress shares how leaving her past abusive relationship helped her define her own character today. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the actress opened up about the moment that shaped her into the person she is today.

The actress now stars on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine alongside her Wrinkle In Time co-stars Oprah and Mindy Kaling, and she's taking the opportunity to talk openly about her experiences with abuse.

Witherspoon said that the experience motivated her to develop Big Little Lies, and that surviving abuse is a large part of what's helped her achieve the success she has reached.

According to the actress, living through that experience has really made all the difference. "People say to me that knew me then, "you're a completely different person", she tells Oprah".

When Winfrey asks Witherspoon - who was also joined by Mindy Kaling - to elaborate, the Oscar victor says she faced "psychological, verbal" abuse on several occasions from a person in her past. If you enjoy shopping for Ladies fashion, Men's fashion, or Teenage fashion then look around our site and enjoy!. "And with Time's Up, we're making sure they're changing for everyone - by providing legal and financial support to women in any workplace who have been harassed and are ready to speak up about it". She was a major part of the Time's Up initiative to end sexual abuse in Hollywood, even sharing her own story of sexual assault.

I look back at the woman I used to be and I know she isn't here anymore. "The fact that I stood up for myself". "It was a range of experiences, but there wasn't a woman there that hadn't been affected by abuse".

Raising awareness and talking about abuse and assault is a huge first step to prevention, and it's great to see such successful, powerful women openly discussing this very serious issue plaguing women.