Witherspoon family drama unfolds
First, an update:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reese Witherspoon’s family has gathered in a Nashville, Tenn., courtroom for an emergency conservatorship hearing.
Witherspoon’s mother, Betty, petitioned a judge earlier this week to have her estranged husband John’s recent — and possibly illegal — marriage annulled.
A video on The Tennessean website shows the visibly pregnant Witherspoon holding her father’s arm as they walked into a courtroom Friday afternoon.
A judge sealed all records in the case and barred media from the hearing, The Tennessean reports. A court clerk said Friday there was no record of the hearing as the courthouse closed.
John and Betty Witherspoon are still married, but have been separated for more than 15 years. She says her husband married Tricianne Taylor on Jan. 12 and may be in a weakened mental state.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actress Reese Witherspoon’s mother has filed a petition of annulment to wipe out her husband’s recent second marriage.
Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon says in court documents filed May 8 in Nashville that her husband John Drake Witherspoon has taken a second wife who may be taking advantage of his mental condition.
The couple has been separated since 1996, but remains married and still attends family functions together, including their daughter’s March 2011 marriage.
The filing alleges John Witherspoon’s new wife Tricianne Taylor has tried to take out loans as Mrs. John Witherspoon, lives in his condo, has had him sign a new will and drives a vehicle without permission from a family corporation run by Reese Witherspoon.
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