The actress had to explain to her daughter why a woman can make more money than a man.
Recently, Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon was reminded of an unusual experience that happened to her at the 2002 Academy Awards. Then her ex-husband Rain Philip spoke ambiguously about family income. The actress herself admitted that she had already forgotten about that situation.
We will remind, Rhine Philip, rising on stage with Reese, unexpectedly announced that she should be the first to make a speech, because she gets more than he does. Witherspoon was indeed one of the highest paid Hollywood stars at that time, but the actress was not ready for such a turn of events.
“His words were not spelled out in some script. He didn’t tell me about it before he said it on the air. I, too, was a little confused at that moment, ”the actress admitted on the HFPA in Conversation podcast.
We will remind, Reese and Ryne broke up in 2006 after seven years of marriage. However, they filed an official divorce only in 2008. The couple left two children – 21-year-old daughter Ava and 17-year-old son Deacon.
Now Witherspoon is happily married to Jim Toth, from whom she is raising her 8-year-old son, Tennessee. Financial issues never arose in the new family.
But the celebrity remembered how she once had to explain to her daughter that there is nothing wrong with a woman’s big earnings. Ava, studying in the second grade, somehow returned home in tears, informing her mother that her classmates reproached her with her mother’s financial condition.
“Never be ashamed of a woman making money. The more women earn big money, the more they can take care of society. Financial stability is freedom, “” Reese Witherspoon said to her daughter.
The actress is sure that a lot has changed in society since the Oscars in 2002. Now, according to her, the attitude towards women who earn big money has changed.
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Author: Julia Malashikhina