May 10, 2012

Reese Witherspoon's mum sues husband for bigamy


ACTRESS Reese Witherspoon's 70-year-old father recently married his 60-year-old girlfriend, but he never got a divorce from the actress's mother, Mary Witherspoon.

Now Mary Witherspoon is suing her husband, John Witherspoon, and the woman he married, Tricianne Taylor, for bigamy.

In papers filed in Tennessee on Wednesday, Mary Witherspoon says she and her husband have not lived in the same house for over two decades, due to his issues with alcohol and hoarding, but they never divorced and she still loves him. 

She also said in the filing that her husband, whom she fears has early-onset dementia, doesn't even remember getting remarried.

"When I confronted my husband, he said he didn't know who Tricianne Taylor was, and that he did not remember getting married," she said in an affidavit, according to The Tennessean.

The Tennessee Office of Vital Records does not have a divorce on record, the newspaper reported. 

But The Tennessean ran a wedding announcement on April 22, stating John Witherspoon and Tricianne Taylor were married on January 14.

Mary Witherspoon also said in court documents that she confronted Ms Taylor, but that the woman refused to speak to her or respond to a letter in which the Hollywood star's mother informed her that John Witherspoon was still married. 

Mary Witherspoon also alleges Ms Taylor is trying to borrow money as Ms John Witherspoon, has convinced John to change his will, and is living in a condo owned by Reese Witherspoon, the report said.
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