Reese Witherspoon: Tennessee Loves to ‘Crawl the Line’

04/27/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Reese Witherspoon Tennessee Instagram Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage

With a name like Tennessee, it’s no wonder Reese Witherspoon‘s son is a fan of country music.

Witherspoon, 38, posted an Instagram on Friday of her blond baby boy crawling next to an acoustic guitar.

And since the actress won her Oscar for portraying June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, she found a witty way to caption the snapshot of 19-month-old Tennessee James.

“I Crawl the Line #johnnycash #startingearly #countryfan4life,” the proud mama wrote.

Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee in September 2012. He joined older siblings Ava, 14, and Deacon, 10, her kids with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. Witherspoon’s photo suggests if anyone has inherited her Southern charm, it’s little Tennessee.

He’s wearing a light blue onesie in the photo, but let’s just call him the Baby in Black.

— Michele Corriston

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Rck on

Fame went to her head. Not a fan anymore.

Amanda on

Wonder if he knows who his mom is…She seems to think that gets her points with the popo when hubby gets busted for DUI.

Ridiculous on

He’s a year and a half old…shouldn’t he be walking by now? (I don’t mean that in a sarcastic way…I don’t have kids so I”m genuinely asking)

Beth on

Article says he’s 1 year old but if he was born September 27, 2012 he’d be 18 months old. I’m not certain but that pix appears more like a baby than a toddler.

Lucy on

I would rather be named North than Tennessee, seriously.

Jane on

Man, you people are flat out MEAN!

GammieJo on

And eighteen month old is a one year old. Not everyone has to count months. From one year to two years, they’re a year old. He looks a normal eighteen month old in any case.

Melissa on

That’s too cute!

Erin on

Maybe all the babies/toddlers I’ve been around have started walking early, but shouldn’t he be walking at 19 months?

Zaria on

@Erin…my daughter is 17 months and still crawls around sometimes while playing, even though she has been walking since 10.5 months. It’s perfectly normal and not a big deal.

Zaria on

@Beth…do you know how many months 1 year old is?! 12, therefore at 18 months he is 1.5 years old. That’s still 1 year old!

hi on

I don’t think that’s a recent picture of him. That doesn’t look like an 18 month old. He should be walking by now. If you google pictures of him, he looks much bigger.

Tay on

It sounds more pretty if she named her son James Tennessee.

Anonymous on

Uh, people, just because he’s not walking in the photo doesn’t mean he can’t walk! Anyway, he’s adorable!

Anonymous on

the truth- I don’t think we can really judge her personality from something she said when she was drunk (and therefore not “all there”). Personally, I think the fact that she actually owned up to her bad choices and didn’t try to make excuses for them (really, how many celebs can you say that about?!) speaks volumes! 🙂

Tk on

Ooh the photo is adorable!!

Katie on

I haven’t liked her since she pulled the stunt …”Do you know who I am?”

Anonymous on

Lovely name Tennessee, so unique!