Reese Witherspoon's getting extremely candid about her personal life!
The "Wild" star covers the January issue of Glamour magazine, where she opens up about finding happiness, some of the lowest moments of her life and her title as "America's Sweetheart."
While the blonde beauty is in a great place these days, she has gone through her own ups and downs over the years. Witherspoon -- who went through a messy divorce with ex Ryan Phillippe in 2007 -- says it wasn't until her '30s that she discovered what it really means to be happy.
"I don't think I realized [in my twenties] that no one else makes you whole," she tells the mag. "You have to take responsibility for your own happiness. That took me until I was about 31 to know. It wasn't easy to realize, Oh wait, I am purely responsible [for my life]—no relationship, no children, no nothing is going to make you a happy person. Every day you have to choose to find and cultivate your own happiness."
Reese also remembers some of the lowest moments of her life -- a time that she desperately relied on her friends.
"I am so, so lucky to have girlfriends who, when I was on the floor crying, upset about things that happened in my life, came over, stood me up, put me in the shower, put my clothes on, took my kids to school, brought me dinner. You know? I love my girlfriends, and I protect those relationships fiercely," she reveals.
Today, the "Cruel Intentions" star is happily re-married to hubby Jim Toth and the cute couple welcomed their first child together, Tennessee, two years ago. Reese also has two children, Ava and Deacon, from her marriage with Ryan.
"Well, I have to say a very healing part of my life is my wonderful husband, Jim. It's really wonderful being with somebody who supports me, who loves me, who is my number-one fan. That is such an incredible experience. You have to be ready for those things. I had to be in a place where I felt all those things about myself," she confesses.
But, being happy doesn't mean that the 38-year-old's above worrying about her three children ... constantly!
"I don't think there's been an hour of my life since Ava was born that I don't think of my kids. I call it my CNN ticker tape: Is Ava OK? Yes. Is Deacon OK? Yes. Is Tennessee OK? Yes. Back to Ava," she reveals.
And when it comes to that whole "America's Sweetheart" title, the "Legally Blonde" star says she's not exactly "sweet."
"I certainly didn't self-identify as anyone's sweetheart. I'm friendly, but I don't think I'm sweet. I'm honest," she tells the mag.
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Make sure to pick up the January issue on newsstands nationwide on December 9 and available now digitally at glamour.com/app to read the full story!