The “Legally Blonde” star, 47, shared the decision Friday in a joint statement posted to her Instagram account, saying that she and Toth, 52, have reached “the difficult decision to divorce” with “a great deal of care and careful consideration.”
“We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created,” the statement continued. “Our biggest priority is our son and our entire family as we navigate this next chapter.”
The former couple added: “These matters are never easy and are extremely personal. We truly appreciate everyone’s respect for our family’s privacy at this time.”
Witherspoon appears to have comments turned off on her Instagram post of the statement.
The couple’s divorce announcement comes two days before their 12th wedding anniversary. They married on March 26, 2011, People reported at the time.
Witherspoon and Toth share a son Tennessee James Toth, whom they welcomed in 2012. Witherspoon was previously married to actor Ryan Phillippe, with whom she shares two kids: Ava, 23, and Deacon, 19.
In March 2011, around the time of her and Toth’s wedding, Witherspoon spoke to Elle magazine about finding love again.
“It’s an exciting feeling. (Somebody saying,) ‘You’re The One,’” she told the magazine. “And it’s a surprise. You know, I’m surprised when people who aren’t related to me see my movies. And you’re surprised somebody wants to be with you because, boy, I’ve got a lot of quirks and wrinkles.”