Reese_witherspoon has been mum about her split last year from Ryan Phillippe but in a new interview, she recalls the pain she experienced at the end of their marriage.
“Right around Christmastime I was sitting in a parking lot and I felt like I just couldn’t get out of the car,” she tells Elle magazine about the moment of panic she experienced a month after the couple’s breakup in October 2006. “It was like, I can’t get out of the car.”
Witherspoon, however, says she found strength in realizing that so many others have also made it through the pain of a divorce. “I thought, Okay, half of the parking lot has dealt with this. More than half of the parking lot has dealt with this,” she tells the magazine in its October issue. “Okay, let’s make it a little bigger. Half of this city has dealt with this. Okay, let’s make it a little bigger ? half of this country, until I finally got out of the car.”