Reese Witherspoon admitted that she was caught off guard when her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe mocked at the 2002 Academy Awards that his income was higher than him.
The couple-broke up in 2006-when 44-year-old Witherspoon asked if she could read the winner, they will present the Oscar for the best makeup award. 46-year-old Phillippe replied: “Your achievements are greater than mine. Go forward.”
She laughed out loud and was shocked by the comments, and then read “The Lord of the Rings: The Lord of the Rings” as the winner.
Witherspoon said on Friday’s “HFPA in Conversation” podcast: “I forgot what happened.”
21-year-old Ava and 17-year-old Deacon’s Witherspoon, who live with the “Big Sky” actor and two children, added: “Very few women make a lot of money. Sometimes they are ashamed of it. Sometimes people expect them to be with men. Do more, do more, and do more things for others in the same position as a movie star. This is the double standard that exists in our society.”
However, she said that since he made the above remarks, gender norms have changed a lot in the past 20 years, and more and more women are making money and having conversations about money.
She continued: “Women need to talk about money and how to make money, and not be ashamed of it.”
Witherspoon also said that when Ava was in second grade, she went home in embarrassment because someone grew up in school and her mother was one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
“I said,’Never be ashamed of making money for women. Witherspoon recalled: “There are women in the world who have no opportunity, no education, and no ability to make money. “Never feel sad for your mother to make money. If you make money, you won’t feel sad. If you make more money than your partner, you won’t feel embarrassed or ashamed. “
Witherspoon and Philip met at the 1997 “Dawn Show” actress’ 21st birthday party. They tied for second place in 1999 and broke up in 2006. Witherspoon married the talented agent Jim Toth in 2011 and welcomed her son Tennessee in 2012. Phillips has a 9-year-old daughter and former Alexis Knapp.