It's been months that Reese Witherspoon filed for divorce from estranged husband Ryan Phillippe, and just now the actress sat down with Elle magazine for a little chit chat on her divorce struggle.
Recalling her heartache, Witherspoon tells Elle in its October issue, on newsstands now, "Right around Christmastime I was sitting in a parking lot. And I felt like I just couldn't get out of the car. It was like, I can't get out of the car."
Then she goes on saying, "And I thought, Okay, half of the parking lot has dealt with this. More than half of the parking lot has dealt with this. Okay, let's make it a little bigger. Half of this city has dealt with this. Okay, let's make it a little bigger, half of this country, until I finally got out of the car. It was like, It's okay. It's okay."
In further interview, Witherspoon also linked the experience to a scene from her Oscar-winning role in the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line" (2005). "There's this moment in Walk the Line where June Carter says, 'I was never very aware of how much I was seen.' I was very aware of how much I was seen. It was this moment of self-discovery and loss of identity and who was stepping out of the car, you know? Who is that person?" Witherspoon recalled.
Read Elle magazine for the complete chit chat with the movie siren and some of her photo shots.
Witherspoon and Phillippe got married on a plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 5, 1999. She filed for divorce in November 2006, citing irreconcilable differences. They have two children together Deacon Phillippe and Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.