Reese’s mini-me named all their pets after historical figures in American history — they own two goats named George and Martha Washington!
Who knew Reese Witherspoon was such an animal lover? Well, she did grow up in the country, we should’ve guessed! The How Do You Know star is currently building a barn for all her farmyard pals, who happen to have very interesting names thanks to her 11-year-old daughter, Ava!
“I really do have animal friends!” Reese, 34, told Chelsea Handler on her show, Chelsea Lately. “I have donkeys, I have goats, I have two [pigs] Booker T. Washington and Lavender Valentine. Ava was studying American history, so she named them.” And if you think that’s funny, it gets better! “I have George and Martha Washington, our goats.” Sounds like Ava was really interested in historical figures… with the last name Washington!
Sadly, Reese didn’t get to name the Witherspoon donkeys either — Ava and her son Deacon, 7, got that job, too! “My donkeys are named Honky and Tonky,” Reese says. “I wanted to call them Honky Tonky and Badonkadonk, but the kids weren’t so into it. They didn’t know what badonkadonk was, so apparently I am doing some good parenting!”
Reese, who is dating talent agent Jim Toth, plans on spending this Christmas with her family, which will of course include all of her barnyard pals! “Just hanging out with the kids,” Reese says of the holiday. “I’ll be cooking. My whole family is coming in from Tennessee, which will be fun.”