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Reese Witherspoon’s Mom Sues Reese Witherspoon’s Dad For Bigamy

4a5eReese Witherspoon Main1 Reese Witherspoon’s Mom Sues Reese Witherspoon’s Dad For BigamyReese Witherspoon always seemed a little too normal and level-headed to be a celebrity, didn’t she? She’s so perky and controlled. Mix in a dose of parental bigamy, however, and you realize that Reese is just like the rest of us: caught in the web of some crazy family drama. According to E! Online, Reese’s mother Betty Witherspoon is filing a lawsuit against husband John Witherspoon for marrying second wife Tricianne Taylor this past January. The problem? Despite separating in 1996, Mammy and Pappy Witherspoon are still very much a legally wedded couple. As if Thanksgiving wasn’t awkward enough already. Now imagine if your dad had sister wives!

As if that wasn’t enough, Reese’s mom is concerned that John Witherspoon is suffering from dementia and is being manipulated by his new wife for her own personal gain. “When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t know who Tricianne Taylor was and that he did not remember getting married,” Betty claimed in the suit. “I also fear for my husband’s personal safety and the safety of my family.” Good god. What would you even do in this scenario? Cry in the car while pretending to be running to the store for cranberry sauce? We’re clearly still stuck on the family holidays aspect. Once your in-laws found out about this, you would never hear the end of it!

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Reese Witherspoon: Her Boozing Explained

Reese Witherspoon: Her Boozing Explained

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66ecAES 092126 Reese Witherspoon: Her Boozing ExplainedREESE Witherspoon‘s boozing has been explained!

The actress apparently started drinking to cope with the stress of her parents’ bitter battle in divorce court last year, which included charges that her dad was a bigamist.

“Reese struggled with the vicious family feud between her mother and father throughout 2012,” a source said.

“Her mother was accusing her father of bigamy and it sent Reese into a tailspin.

“Reese feels she has the weight of the world on her shoulders, and she started drinking alcohol  as a release.”

John and Betty Witherspoon separated in 1996, but never officially divorced. In January 2012, John married Tricianne Taylor, then claimed he couldn’t remember tying the knot.

Betty believed her then-70-year-old hus­band was suffering from early onset dementia and that the marriage was a plot by his new bride to get in his will.

Reese and husband Jim Toth attended an emergency hearing at a Tennessee court to decide whether her father should be placed in a conservatorship, which means he would be deemed legally unable to take care of himself.

Reese and Jim, 42, were in Georgia in April while the actress was filming The Good Lie. At 12:40 a.m. on the 19th, Officer J. Pyland noticed the couple’s rented vehicle weaving across the marked lanes of Peachtree Road. After pulling them over, Pyland says Reese, 37, disobeyed orders to stay in the car while he performed a field sobriety test on Jim.

After she refused to return to the vehicle, she was handcuffed and arrested. She then said: “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am.”

Reese issued a public apology the following day.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Family Weekend

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Expectant mama Reese Witherspoon was spotted cheering on her son Deacon, 8, at his flag football game in Brentwood, Calif. on Saturday (May 19). The Oscar-winner, who was joined by husband Jim Toth, looked casual chic in a blue mini maternity dress, flip flops and a ponytail.

Later that same day, Reese was seen on a family hike in the Santa Monica hills with Deacon, her 12-year-old daughter Ava and her father John. Reese was recently in Nashville supporting her mother Betty who has filed papers against the actress’ father, accusing him of bigamy.

Betty is seeking to have his new marriage annulled. She says John can’t be married to Tricianne Taylor — a woman he appeared with in a wedding announcement in a local newspaper last month — because he is still married to her.

In her lawsuit, Betty said she still loves her husband and does not want a divorce. The lawsuit is filed against both her husband and Taylor. She described her husband as troubled, having battled with alcohol, hoarding and overspending. He owns at least five motorcycles, five boats and recently bought a Cadillac.

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Reese Witherspoon: Spots & Smiles

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The Walk The Line star Reese Witherspoon was photographed looking radiant as she picked up her kids – Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, from school in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday (May 15).

Wearing a navy blue and white polka dotted dress and flip flops, the 36-year old – who is expecting a child with husband Jim Toth – flashed a few of her famous smiles as she walked across the street.

The Oscar winner has been flying across the country this past week to help her family with some legal drama. Us Weekly reported that Betty Witherspoon, Reese’s mother, has filed papers against the actress’ father, Dr. John Witherspoon, accusing him of bigamy. Her father is believed to have early onset dementia.

The Witherspoon family attorney, Andra Hendrick, shared with the judge that Reese was merely there to help her mother with the marriage and to oversee that the family finances are taken care of.

“This is a daughter who wants to help her parents, particularly her father,” Hendrick added.

The This Means War star had support from her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, while she was away at the court appearance. The Lincoln Lawyer actor was spotted the following day playing football with his kids at the park.

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