is a mom once again. The actress welcomed her third child, a son, with her husband, Jim Toth, in Los Angeles on Thursday. The couple named the new arrival Tennessee James Toth.
A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirmed the happy news in a statement to People magazine. The representative said, “Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.”
This is the first child for the 36-year-old actress with Toth; they tied the knot in March 2011 in a romantic ceremony at her home in Ojai, California. Toth is an agent for Creative Artists Agency.
Witherspoon has a daughter named Ava, 12, and son, Deacon, 8, from her previous marriage with actor Ryan Phillippe. The former couple called it quits in 2006 after seven years of marriage.
Although pregnancy rumors kicked off in March, Witherspoon hadn’t addressed the speculation for months. She confirmed the news in June, telling reporters, “Frankly, I’m feeling very round.”
According to sources, the Hollywood beauty had been outspoken about her desire to have children one day. An insider told People in March, "Right after the wedding, Reese expressed a desire to have a baby with Jim.”
“All along, Reese has been very open with her kids about her plans to expand the family. Especially [because] Ava is at a sensitive age, Reese always makes sure to consult with her. She is very respectful of Ava's feelings," the source added.
According to reports, the “Legally Blonde” star was admitted into a medical facility in Los Angeles last month after it was feared that she would have premature labor. However, Witherspoon was discharged from the hospital after a couple of days with strict bed rest instructions from her doctor.
The actress, who won an Academy Award in 2006 for her role in "Walk the Line," recently revealed she was planning to take a break from her acting career to focus on raising her baby. In June, she said, “I'm feeling very round tonight. After I finish [filming] 'The Devil's Knot,' I'm going to take a little time off—and go have a baby!”
The new arrival comes after Witherspoon was photographed on several occasions showing off her huge baby bump on the streets in Los Angeles.