The adorable actress and mom of two revealed on ‘GMA’ that she was so panicked when she and husband Jim Toth got arrested, she lied to the police officer! Read on for more of her interview.
Reese Witherspoon has been candid about her April 19 legal scuffle — when her husband Jim Toth was arrested for a DUI, and Reese was put in cuffs for disorderly conduct — and the Legally Blonde star revealed on Good Morning America why she is so embarrassed about her time behind bars.
Reese Witherspoon On ‘GMA’: ‘I Literally Panicked’
Reese and her husband of two years were pulled over on April 19 in Atlanta, and he blew a .139 in a breathalyzer test — well over the legal limit of .08.
“We went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not,” she said on GMA on May 2. “We know better and we shouldn’t have done that.”
The Walk the Line actress also revealed why she was so erratic when her husband was being arrested — and how she tried to get out of the arrest.
“I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things,” she said during her interview.
The police report reveals that some of those other “crazy things” include telling the officer the night of her arrest, “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am.”
Reese Witherspoon Apologizes For Bad Behavior
Even though driving under the influence is no joke, the gorgeous actress and mom of three says she and her husband learned their lesson and are so sorry for disrespecting authorities.
“It’s just completely unacceptable and we are so sorry and embarrassed… I think we made a mistake and it was something that will absolutely never happen again,” she said on GMA. “When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. I learned that for sure.”
“I was so disrespectful to him… I have police officers in my family,” Reese added. “I work with police officers every day. I know better. It’s just unacceptable.”
What do YOU think of what Reese said the night of her arrest, HollyMoms? Are you shocked she said she was pregnant?
— Christina Stiehl
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