Reese Witherspoon welcomes 3rd baby to the world

September 27, 2012 - 1:36 PM

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FILE - This May 26, 2012 file photo shows actress Reese Witherspoon posing during a photo call for Mud at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Witherspoon has given birth to her third child, naming him after a place close to her heart. Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson, Witherspoon's publicist, said Thursday that “Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled." (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon has given birth to her third child, naming him after a place close to her heart.

Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson, Witherspoon's publicist, said Thursday that "Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."

The 36-year-old "Legally Blonde" and "Walk the Line" star 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. Toth is an agent for Creative Artists Agency.