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Reese Witherspoon welcomes baby boy "Tennessee James"

Reese Witherspoon, the Academy Award-winning actress, gave birth to her third child and named him "Tennessee James."

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Actress Reese Witherspoon – who named her newborn boy "Tennessee James" yesterday – posed at the Cannes film festival in May 2012.


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Actress Reese Witherspoon has given birth to her third child, naming him after a place close to her heart.

"Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today," Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson, Ms. Witherspoon's publicist, said Sept. 29.

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"Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."

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 The star of "Legally Blonde" and "Walk the Line" -- for which she won a best actress Oscar for playing June Carter Cash – lived in Tennessee when she was young.

Witherspoon is already a mom to Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8, from her prior marriage to Ryan Phillippe. Mr. Toth is an agent for Creative Artists Agency.