Reese Witherspoon’s father, John, 70 recently married his 60 year-old girlfriend and now Mary Witherspoon, the actress’ mother, is suing the newlyweds for bigamy.
According to court documents filed in Tennessee on Tuesday Mary alleges that although she and John have not lived in the same residence for 20 years, due to issues with hoarding and alcoholism, she and John never had a divorce attorney dissolve their marriage. She also stated that John doesn’t even remember marrying Tricianne Taylor and suggested he suffers from dementia.
“When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t even know who Tricianne Taylor was, and didn’t remember getting married,” Mary said. But the Tennessean printed a marriage announcement for the couple in January.
Mary sent Taylor a letter saying that John was still married, but she received no response and also refused to speak to her.
Mary said Taylor has applied for loans as Ms. John Witherspoon and convinced him to change his will. The couple is living in a condo owned by Reese.
Mary Witherspoon believes Taylor is taking advantage of John and has accelerated his spending. They now owe over $400,000 to Bank of America.
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