I know Reese Witherspoon got hurt yesterday, but since she is ok, I would like to discuss what got overshadowed by her injury namely what she said in her interview to Marie Claire. I have to admit she sounded a little whiny and not the Reese that I think everyone kind of likes. She said, "I feel so much relief [being married]. I don’t think I realized how stressed I was being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It’s not easy on anybody."
Being a single parent is stressful, but she makes it seem like in her case that it was the most difficult thing in the world. This coming from a woman who has lots and lots of help, makes a minimum of $30M a year every year, works barely three or four months out of the year, has both her kids in school and has an ex who actually sees the kids often and also does not work much so is always available.
I think she was trying to relate to every woman out there, but it comes off as disingenuous. Stressful is being a single parent and having to work two jobs to make ends meet because the cost of living is so high and your ex does not have a job or is paying too little to matter anyway. Stressful is finding someone to watch your children while you are working the two jobs and having to deal with babysitters not showing up and calling in to work because of it and not getting paid and wondering if you can afford to put food on the table and the cost of health insurance and making sure you spend enough time with your kids. That is stress. Deciding which private school your kids go to or what limo company should bring them home everyday is not stressful.
She also acts like she was not fulfilled without a man in her life and I think that is wrong too. Anyway, I kind of lost some love for Reese with this interview. Am I wrong? What do you think?