Cute! Reese Witherspoon and Son Tennessee’s Stylish 4th of July Weekend

07/07/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

It’s no secret that New Orleans native Reese Witherspoon loves her hometown. And the mom-of-three is making sure her kids do, too!

The actress spent her holiday weekend in The Big Easy with her family, including youngest sonTennessee James, doing what the locals do.

“Last day of beignets with my boy,” she captioned a shot of herself holding hands with her towheaded tot on her WhoSay account.

Not only are we excited to finally get a glimpse of Witherspoon’s growing little guy, but we also loved his festive outfit — Charlie Rocket White Penguin Tee ($21), red sweat shorts and blue sneakers.

The 22-month-old isn’t the only one keeping his mama company down South. Witherspoon has also been spending time with Sofia Vergara as the pair film their upcoming comedy.

— Anya Leon

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Casey Nicholson on

Ummm… Reese is NOT from New Orleans. Fact check, anyone?

lunaticlarry on

Her whosay account states she’s from NOLA, so I don’t think anyone missed the facts.

Terry on

I don’t like Reese and her arrogance.

Anonymous on

Yes, she was born in New Orleans. Her father was a military surgeon in the Army. They moved to Germany right after she was born and lived there 4 years before returning to the states and living in Tennessee.

brandiwaymire on

Actually she was born in New Orleans Casey.

Lola on

Yes she was born in New Orleans. Her father was a surgeon in the Army and they moved to Germany right after her birth. They returned to the states 4 years later and moved to Tennessee.

Ana on

Love her dress and hat!!! And her son is cute as a button!

seabot on

Casey, Reese was born in New Orleans. Fact check yourself?

Kris on

Actually, she was born there. If you click on the link to her Whosay account, she even has it posted there.

Elisa on

I want the dress…or one like it.

Guest on

She’s beautiful. Kids too. Daughter is spitting image of her mama! I thought Reese was from Tennessee …. no wait, Alabama. Gotta check that.

lilk on

@ casey

exactly. she is a tennesssee girl.
she was only born in NOLA .
she is visiting nola and likes beignets but she is from tennessee! that is where she was raised.

i guess people staff was on vacation & the interns posted this.

lilk on

towheaded ? his hair sint stringy or blonde.

rimbadg on

Nice to see a little boy dressed appropriately along with a little boys haircut. Get tired of seeing Hollywood male offspring (i.e. Kourtney K and Kate Hudson boys always look like homeless, disheveled critters)

claire on

Very cute photo and Reese IS from New Orleans, LA
March 22, 1976 (age 38 years), New Orleans, LA

justine on

I can’t stand her but her son is a doll.

Eva on

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the second child born to Dr. John Witherspoon and Betty Reese. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse who later became a Ph.D in pediatric nursing. Reese spent the first four years of her life in Wiesbaden, Germany where her father served as a lieutenant colonel in the US Army reserves. Shortly after, John moved the family back to the States, settling in Nashville, Tennessee.

Anna on

Elisa, I agree! The dress is super cute! And so is her son! This is the first picture I’ve seen of him since he was a few months old, and I think he’s adorable!

Debi on

Arrogant? Reese? Hardly. You must be thinking of that self-absorbed self-lover, Mariah Carey.

Debi on

Arrogant? Reese? Hardly. You must be thinking of that arrogant self-lover, Mariah Carey.

Kimber on

Oh my CUTE is that little guy!! And I LOVE her dress!

charlotte on

What a cute little guy he is!

Jacque on

Not a fan of hers but her boy is adorable.


-Reese Witherspoom being her real self, yelling at the cop who busted her for drunk driving, along with her husband, Jim Toth.
Ever since that incident, I stopped being a fan. Because she wanted to make sure the police officer was fired, for dong exactly what he should have done. Because the officer DARED to confront the CELEBRITY known as Reese Witherspoon, and he upheld the LAW!
Spoiled Hollywood Elitist!
Cute son. Maybe he can teach Mommy some manners!

Emily on

Reese is actually famously and proudly from Nashville, TN (thus her son’s name…).

erica2 on

@ THE TRUTH many people say stupid and regrettable things when they are DRUNK! In the south we call it talking out of your A$$ cause you’re Pi$$y drunk! I wouln’t take her words seriously if she was being arrested for a DUI.

Kelli on

OMG He is adorable! He’s gotten so big!

Carrie M on

Can’t believe how big he’s gotten. He’s super cute!!

Susan on

Whoever wrote this story must not know much about Reese. Everyone knows she’s from Nashville! Honestly, People Magazine, get someone with some knowledge to proofread stories before they go out! Makes you guys look BAD.
Signed, a fellow Nashvillian.

casuallyglam on

Anyone know who makes this dress!? I love it!

Jennifer Cunningham on

Reese is from Nashville, not NOLA.

Shawna on

lilk – He’s not blonde? Really? Time to put on your glasses. There is a picture right there showing a BLONDE child.

Anonymous on

Reese Witherspoon is from Tennessee, hence her son’s name. Apparently anyone can get hired as a writer at People these days. . .

Kim on

That is NOT a towheaded child. Towheaded means super light, pretty much white-blonde hair.

Anonymous on

Witherspoon is from Nashville, TN. C’mon people, get it together

angie on

Ooh a lovely photo, happy for her!

Ala Lemon on

Tennessee is adorable!

Martina on

The kid is dressed like a normal child and has a normal haircut. Don’t see that in Hollywood very often. PS. He is absolutely adorable.