Reese Witherspoon is on the cover of April's Harper's Bazaar, looking very pretty and happy, professing her love for her kids and her new clothes. In short, the gal looks like she's handling her breakup with Ryan Phillippe (who sort of denied he had an affair with Abbie Cornish) that led to the split about as well as one could.
She's spent some time going back to her Southern roots as well as possibly maybe dating Jake Gyllenhaal sort of. Or not. In any case, she's a Gossip favorite, and we're happy to share excerpts from her Harper's interview:
On how she spent her 30th birthday:
"Playing Boggle and eating fried chicken."
On her Golden Globes look:
"I felt like I looked different than I've ever looked. I don't know why. I just did."
On her new love for Nina Ricci designer Olivier Theyskens:
"I've used a stylist before, but these days I'm kind of just going with Olivier's taste. He said, 'I see you in yellow,' and who's to question him? He's such an artist. He has so much visual information in his head that he just channels it into his work and creates amazing things."
On out with the old, in with the new:
"I recently put a big pile of clothes on the floor of my closet, and I looked at a lot of the stuff and thought, 'That's not me at all! What was I thinking?' [For Legally Blonde] I went through a pink phase like you wouldn't belieeeve. Then there was a Marni phase when I was doing Sweet Home Alabama that was out of control."
On being a generous friend:
"If I have to say anything about myself, I'm a really good girlfriend. And I give away a lot of shoes. It's really nice to be me. And it's really nice to be my friend who has the same shoe size."
THG NOTE: Paris Hilton could be considered generous friend, too, though she gives away something altogether different than shoes.
On her life:
"I look forward to my work. I love my children. At this time in my life, it's about spending time with my kids, really connecting with my friends."
"I'm very lucky. I have a really great life."