Reese Witherspoon Discusses Her Unique Parenting Style

Reese Witherspoon is surprising her fans with her unique parenting style. The Hollywood actress, who has three children – Ava Elizabeth, 19, Deacon Reese, 15, and 6-year-old Tennessee James – says that she is definitely more relaxed now than she was years before.

With one child in college, another child thinking about college and a third one still in elementary school, Witherspoon says that her ‘mothering’ personality is nothing like her ‘work’ personality. In other words, the person she is behind closed doors with her family is not like the person that the public gets to see.

Speaking to InStyle magazine, the Big Little Lies star admits that she is much more “squishy, soft, and lovey with a caramel center” whenever she’s around with her kids. She says that her three children are her life and that’s why she tends to ‘melt’ around them.

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The blonde beauty also says that as a mother, she tries to expose her children to a life outside of the Hollywood bubble. Even though all three children are well aware of the fact that she's a household name, she wants to make sure her kids grow up knowing that there’s more to life than what they see in Los Angeles.

“I encourage their deepest dreams and want them to be more expansive in their idea of what they want to become or explore,” she shares. “As a teenager, you only know what you know in the world. You don’t know what it’s like to work in a foreign country or to be in medicine or science. I have friends in a lot of different fields, so I try to surround my kids with people who have incredible experiences in other industries. We can get really isolated here in Hollywood.”

As far as what her fans can expect for the upcoming Big Little Lies Season 2, Witherspoon is remaining tight-lipped. She doesn’t want to leak any spoilers but says that fans of the highly-rated HBO drama will be pleasantly surprised to see all of the twists and turns that are ahead. The all-star cast is back and includes Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley.

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“We have some great fight scenes,” Witherspoon reveals. “We get mad at each other in the way you do with your friends.”

Big Little Lies Season 2 premieres June 9 on HBO. Check your local listings for times.

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