Say what you will about Reese Witherspoon — specifically that she can cut diamonds with her chin. I swear to God, if I had a nickle for every time I heard that joke — but the girl has a good head on her shoulders and is not afraid to go in on someone famous if she thinks that they’re selling bullshit. Which is why she told People magazine that she talks to her kids to make sure they know not to be like Chris Brown and Rihanna, and that domestic abuse is never justified.
“We talk about domestic violence and what that means,” Witherspoon, 35, told People Tuesday at the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, D.C., about educating her own family.
“Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they’re starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world.”
Witherspoon’s two children – daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8 – have also talked with their mother about a recent public case: the felony assault by Chris Brown on then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009, after which he pleaded guilty.
“My daughter knows what happened. My son knows as well,” says the Oscar winner. “We talk about what is abuse. I think it’s important to talk to our daughters – and our sons – in order to educate them at an early age about what’s appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable.”
Mind you, Chris is still completely incapable of taking criticism, no matter how warranted it is, so it’ll only be a matter of time before he tries to spin this like an Academy Award winning actress is jealous of his talent or something. “Bitch is just mad because she only won a Golden Globe, and a SAG award, and an Oscar. She’s trying to destroy my shine! I won a Grammy which means I can do whatever I want. MY GRAMMY IS WORTH MORE THAN ALL OF HER REAL AWARDS.”