Reese Witherspoon enjoyed 8 years of marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe. They have two children together, Ava and Deacon. Reese says that she has learned a lot from the divorce itself and that she has picked up the pieces and made a new world for herself. Last year she remarried to Jim Toth. She feels that in order to have a successful relationship with anyone there has to be negotiations. Marriage does not have to be war. You must be willing to compromise she says. She said that she has developed a much stronger sense of what she wants now as well to make her happy.