Who doesn’t know about the Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon? While we all know about the Legally Blonde Star, many may not know about her husband, Jim Toth who maintains a low profile life. Jim Toth is a talent agent who works in the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles. He represents many renowned actors and helps them in their career growth. Jim and Reese’s tied the knot on 2011 and since then he has been a support system for her.
Early Life and Childhood
Jim Toth was born originally as James Joseph Toth on January 1, 1970. He originally belongs to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. His grandfather was a newcomer from Hungary who has served in the army as well as at Crucible Steel in Midland, Pennsylvania. His father Jimmy Joe Toth was a blue collar worker. He worked at a small steel town in rural Pennsylvania to support his family. Moving forward to his educational background, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in political science. He is an athletic who loves to run and participate in sports.
There are still some chapters of his life that needs to be covered. And that includes some of the aspects of his personal life too like his siblings, family, his childhood days and many more.
Start of Jim Toth’s and Reese Witherspoon Whirlwind Romance
Jim Toth and Reese met each other through a work connection. Reese is a client at Creative Artist Agency (CAA) where Toth works as a talent agent. However, Jim never worked as her agent. As per Reese, they first interacted at their mutual friend’s party where Jim came as a rescuer to Reese when a random drunk guy was hitting on her. She told Elle:
“This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me, “You don’t know me”. And I was like, ‘Yeah, I know. I don’t know you’. Jim came over and said, ‘Please excuse my friend. He’s just broken up with someone. Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation. That’s just kind of who he is, a really good person.”
As it is often said, the first impression is the last impression. The impression made a soft corner for Jim Toth in Reese’s heart who has just come out of a breakup. Soon after the incident, they started spending time with each other and started dating. The pair started dating around January in 2010 after Reese’s breakup from Jake Gyllenhaal. They together made a first public appearance during a birthday getaway in Ojai, California in March 2010. Since then the duo is head over heels. However, Toth is known as a ladies’ man and most of his friends are astonished to see Jim with Reese for so long. One of his friends noted:
‘He used to be such a player, but he’s treating her like gold. He will do anything for Reese.”
Jim and Reese’s Marriage: Next Step to Their Whirlwind Romance
The couple was so serious about their relationship that just after less than a year of dating, Jim popped the big question to Reese and eventually, she said yes. Jim proposed to Witherspoon with a four-carat diamond ring that had a market value of $250,000. The couple got engaged in December.
The Oscar-winning actress and the agent got married in March 2011. Their wedding was a star-studded wedding held at Witherspoon’s $7 million ranch estate in Ojai, California. A pre-wedding cocktail party was held at the estate. At the wedding ceremony, Reese walked down the aisle wearing a gown designed by Monique Lhuillier. The newlywed couple exchanged wedding bands designed by William Goldberg. Soon after the couple exchanged the vows, eighty doves were released as a sign of love. The estate was beautifully decorated with flowers, wood-plank dance floor, and mismatched furniture. The star-studded wedding was attended by guests like Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Tobey Maguire, Alyssa Milano, Robert Downey, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn and many more.
Prior to getting married, Jim was in a relationship with American model Courtney Robertson. Likewise, Reese has also tied the knot with Ryann Phillippe. They got married in 1999 and have two children Ava Phillippe (Born on September 9, 1999) and Deacon Phillippe (Born on October 23, 2003).
Toth and Reese’s 8 years of marital life has been blessed with an adorable son Tennessee James Toth born on 27 September 2012 in New Orleans. Together now the family of five are living happily. Toth is a family guy and his wife’s children from her former husband are also very much fond of him. The two siblings also share a good bond with their brother Tennessee. As a family, Jim and his wife along with three kids celebrate several occasions together. Recently, the family celebrated July 4 and watched fireworks all night.
Jim’s Humble Beginnings: Career Breakthrough
Though Jim Toth won’t be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame soon, he is a talent agent who has represented many A-listed celebrities like Scarlet Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, and Robert Downey. But before making his way as a talent agent, he has struggled a lot in his career. Jim worked as a financial consultant before his graduation. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, he shifted to Los Angeles. His career hunt took him to the Creative Artists Agency. In 1995, he gave a kick start to his career towards Hollywood by working in the mailroom of Creative Artists Agency. Just five years after joining CAA, he was promoted to agent from a trainee. Again in September 2010, he was promoted to one of the heads of motion picture talent.
Jim Toth has till now worked with many renowned personalities. He had also met his better half through this organization. Though he is successfully working as a talent agent in CAA, he is profoundly known as the Husband of Reese Witherspoon.
Rumors and Troubles with the Law
The love birds have passed through some tough phase in their life. As per some sources, in 2015 Jim and her wife were on the verge of getting divorced. The things between them turned so sour that rumors, like they were living in separate houses, started hitting the tabloid. Toth’s heavy drinking was assumed to be the reason behind their bitterness. However, Jim’s better half Witherspoon tried hard to save the marriage and she succeeded. After that, there are no signs of their separation and they are living happily.
Likewise, back in 2013, the couple was arrested in April in Atlanta for driving in the wrong lane. The two were pulled over by the American Police for suspicion of drinking and driving. Meanwhile, in the sobriety test, Jim was tested positive and was found guilty of drinking and driving. When Jim got arrested, Reese panicked and started threatening the police officer mentioning her status. She told:
“Do you know my name?
You are about to find out who I am.
She also got arrested for misbehaving with the police, but both were released soon after paying fines. In addition, Jim was ordered to attend an alcohol education program, perform 40 hours of community service, and also was given 12 months’ probation. The news of their arrest came out in the media and the video of Reese misbehaving with the police became viral. Later on, she apologized and said that she is deeply embarrassed. When the actress appeared in the show Good Morning America in May 2013, she shared few words related to the incident as:
“I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I said all kinds of crazy things. Told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant. I said crazy things. You only hear me laughing because I had no idea what I was talking about and I am so sorry. I was so disrespectful to him. We have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. “
Jim Toth’s Net Worth
Toth has been working in the industry since 1995. In this long journey, he has worked with many A-listed celebrities. From his career as a talent agent, he has been able to accumulate enough fortune to live a lavishing lifestyle. The star couple owns a mansion worth $12.7 million in Pacific Palisades. They also sold their old mansion in Brentwood for amount exceeding $10 million. In 2014, he bought a new mansion for $1.95 million in Nashville. As of now, Jim’s estimated net worth is $4 million while his Oscar-winning actress wife has a fortune of over $150 million.