Reese Witherspoon Talks Ex Ryan Philippe And How It Helped Her Find Love

By: Taryn Ryder / April 4, 2011

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Hope you aren’t sick of Reese Witherspoon yet! After a big weekend promoting Water For Elephants with Robert Pattinson, the recently married star covers Elle UK and talks about everything from ex husband Ryan Phillippe to her worst trait.

Any idea what bad habit consumes RW?

“I’m a worrier. I worry a lot. I’m in my head a lot and I… worry. I know it’s bad for me and I know I shouldn’t do it, but I do. If I said I was quiet to any one of my friends, they’d be like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ but I get really lost in my thoughts. I like my alone time.”

One thing Reese doesn’t have to worry too much about is her relationship with her ex husband. Ryan and Reese are great parents despite divorcing, and their relationship seems to have helped shape what she now has with Jim Toth.

“Oh, I was so, so young. I was, like, ridiculously young,” Witherspoon tells Elle about her marriage to Phillippe. “I learned a lot, though. It was a good opportunity for me to really find out what it means to be a partner and to be in a marriage and it’s not anything that I thought it was. You can’t say, ‘I don’t want to talk about that’ [to your partner]. You just can’t. You’ve got to talk about it all.”

Lucky for Reese, she did find a good partner because the blonde actress says dating is not her forte:

“I think dating is inherently complicated, anyway; what I do for a living makes it even more complicated. Let’s just say I’m happy to not be dating. I met a wonderful man. I feel really, really lucky.”

And Jim is a very lucky guy to have you! Wishing the newlyweds nothing but happiness.