Celebrity couple issues are a dime a dozen, but some stars don’t have ill will or hurt feelings over their former flames and the way their love ended. This is definitely the case for Reese Witherspoon who married actor, Ryan Phillippe when she was just 23 years old.
Age and maturity could certainly be a factor in the reason the two couldn’t make their union work. Most people would agree that many 23-year-old’s wouldn’t know the first thing about the longevity of a relationship, let alone two successful and attractive movie stars.
Witherspoon opened up about her first marriage and spoke candidly about how she has come to terms with the end of that relationship and how she manages to effectively co-parent their two children together.
“I got married when I was 23 and I had two kids by the time I was 27. I don’t know, sometimes it’s good to know yourself [first],” the actress told the Lorraine show during an interview that took place while she was promoting her new film, Home Again.
She’s quick to confirm that despite thinking there is worth in waiting and getting to know yourself first, she says she doesn’t have any regrets and wouldn’t change anything about that choice.
Despite still being deeply grateful for her children and everything her first marriage taught her about herself, she does think she’ll advise her daughter to take a different path.
Witherspoon stated that she feels a woman comes into her own and knows herself so much better in her mid to late 20s. She believes this is essential to how one chooses a partner and exists in relationships.
This makes sense as many women give themselves over in their relationships because they want to be loved or belong so desperately. A great way to circumvent this is by having a better more sustained personal relationship with oneself.
Hindsight is always so much clearer and brighter than things tend to be in the moment.
Understanding your missteps is crucial as a human being and it’s nice to see a celebrity being so forthright about how important growth is as a woman entering into a relationship.