Reese Witherspoon has finally opened up about her April 19 arrest in Atlanta.
Earlier today, the Mud actress told Good Morning America that she used quite an excuse to try and get her and hubby Jim Toth out of the scary situation."I saw [the police officer] arresting my husband and I literally panicked," she said. "I told him I was pregnant. I'm not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things."
PHOTO: Reese Witherspoon and Husband Jim Toth Arrested: Mug Shot RevealedThe mom of three added, “It's just completely unacceptable and we are so sorry and embarrassed.”Following her husband’s arrest for a DUI, the star got into a verbal altercation with the arresting officer — resulting in her being placed in handcuffs for disorderly conduct."We went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine," she explained. "We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not…We know better and we shouldn't have done that."
VIDEO: Chelsea Handler Defends BFF Reese Witherspoon's Arrest"I was so disrespectful to him [the arresting officer]," she shared. "I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. It's just unacceptable."Reese also admitted to GMA that it was most difficult telling her older children — daughter Ava, 13, and son Deacon, 9 — about the event.“We have to say when you make a mistake you take responsibility, and we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right," said the Oscar winner, who’s also mom to 8-month-old baby boy Tennessee.
NEWS: Reese Witherspoon Issues Apology 3 Days After Being ArrestedAnd if she learned anything from the experience, she says it’s this: “When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car.”
Reese first apologized for her actions in a public statement three days after the incident.What do you think of Reese's GMA comments? Let us know in the comments!
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