Reese Witherspoon’s parents in bigamy battle

Mom is taking dad to court to protect her family

WRITTEN BY: Brittney Elkins
Reese Witherspoon's parents are in a bigamy battle after Reese's dad allegedly remarried, even though he and his estranged wife are not divorced.
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Reese Witherspoon's parents are in a bigamy battle after Reese's dad allegedly remarried, even though he and his estranged wife are not divorced.

Reese Witherspoon’s parents, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” and John Witherspoon are taking their family issues to court.

A bigamy battle has launched between Reese Witherspoon’s parents, and it’s getting ugly.

Betty Witherspoon says John Witherspoon can’t be married to Tricianne Taylor—a woman with whom John appeared in a wedding announcement in The Tennessean.

Reese Witherspoon’s parents are apparently still married, and Betty Witherspoon insists she is still in love with her husband and does not want to divorce him.

Now, Betty is seeking to have the second marriage annulled. She believes Tricianne Taylor is trying to take advantage of John Witherspoon in order to gain marital assets. Betty has indicated that John is suffering from early on-set dementia.

“When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t know who Tricianne Taylor was and he did not remember getting married,” Betty said in the affidavit, “I also fear for my husband’s personal safety and the safety of my family.”

The filing also alleges that Taylor has tried to take out loans as Mrs. John Witherspoon, lives in his condo (which is owned by Reese) and has had him sign a new will.

As Reese Witherspoon’s parents figure out the details of the debacle in court, the actress is expecting her third child. Reese Witherspoon has not commented publicly on her parents’ troubles, but when Reese Witherspoon was married to talent agent Jim Toth in California last year, Tricianne Taylor was refused entry.

Reese Witherspoon’s parents will appear in court May 31 to untangle the knots in this twisted love triangle.

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