Reese Witherspoon On Life, Love and So Much More

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Reese Witherspoon On Life, Love and So Much More

01 of 06

Reese Witherspoon: Life, Love, & More

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Mark Abrahams

She refuses to dwell on the past and accepts that she can't control the future. For Reese Witherspoon, it's all about living in the moment. And with a thriving career, two children, and I handsome boyfriend, who can blame her?

Why She Loves Her Job:
"I love my life without work and I love my life with work. I feel I'm so lucky to be able to do movies that create characters who are real women."

02 of 06

Why She's Most Confident Now

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"As you get older, you know what you like and what you don't like and you're not apologetic about it," Witherspoon says. "I used to judge myself so harshly-I think women in their 20s do. But you start to realize that none of it is really all that important. As long as you're comfortable, the best parts of yourself come through no matter what."

03 of 06

How She Wants to Raise Her Children

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"Sometimes it's really difficult for me, being far away from home. I never imagined that my children wouldn't grow up next door to my brother's children. Or my mom and dad wouldn't constantly be around. At least I have a lot of southern friends in L.A.-I gravitate toward them."

04 of 06

Who She Likes to Cook With

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Jake is a great cook-he does a lot. We spend the weekends outside L.A, in Ojai, where I have a farmhouse. We have chickens and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. I love it. It reminds me of where I grew up in Tennessee.

05 of 06

What She Does to Stay in Shape

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"I try to exercise every day. I like to run for about an hour, and I'm big into working out with girlfriends," says Witherspoon. "It's an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children and friends, all while you're running! But we have mastered it."

06 of 06

How She Survived her Divorce

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"You just have to keep going. You have to keep it together for your kids and for yourself too," says Witherspoon. "I'm trying to learn from the things that have happened in my life, live more in the moment and have more fun."

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