Reese Witherspoon has given her son a "redneck" name. The 36-year-old actress joked that calling her three-month-old child Tennessee - after the U.S. state in which she grew up - is typical of the working class South and made it impossible for her friends to guess whether the baby was a boy or a girl.
While interviewing Reese, her close friend Chelsea Handler joked to the Chelsea Lately
talk show audience and Reese, "She wouldn't tell me if she was having a boy or girl. Then [Reese] said, 'I'm pretty sure someone's reading our texts,' and I said, 'Please don't text me again because I don't want to be blamed.' Then you had the baby and you named it Tennessee and I still couldn't figure out if it was a boy or a girl." Reese laughed and said, "Or just a redneck!"
Tennessee - who was born on September 27- is Reese's first child with her agent husband Jim Toth and she is thrilled with the tiny tot, gushing that he always looks "super cute."
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actress hasn't been doing all the hard work herself, however, and revealed that her nine-year-old son Deacon and 13-year-old daughter Ava from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe love looking after their baby brother.
Ava in particular has been a big help, and Reese boasted, "She's 13 and so awesome."