If a midlife crisis really triggered Reese Witherspoon’s divorce from Jim Toth, then there’s no hope for the rest of us

Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth. Photo: AP

Chrissie Russell

The joint statement released by Reese Witherspoon and her husband of 12 years, Jim Toth was predictably polished. No accusations, no blame, but instead heartfelt phrases like “moving forward with deep love” and “navigate this next chapter”.