Talk about saying 'Something Stupid', eh? Reese Witherspoon (real name Laura Jeanne Witherspoon) was arrested on Friday night for mouthing off in the classiest of Hollywood fashions after allegedly getting all up in the face of some cops and saying 'Do you know my name?'. The car she was traveling in with her husband Jim Toth was stopped after apparently swerving all over the road and he was arrested for driving under the influence.
The 37-year-old 'This Means War' star - who gave birth to her third child Tennessee in September and shares daughter Ava, 13, and son Deacon, 10, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe - was reportedly taken into police custody for disorderly conduct for a less than pleasant exchange with the officers that went as follows.
Reese: 'Do you know my name?'
Officer Just-Doing-His-Job: 'No, I don't need to know your name.'
Reese: 'You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news.'
More than you know Reese, more than you know. The actress was warned not to get out of the couple's car twice and was arrested after she decided to anyway. Sources claim that Reese began talking back to the police officer while he was arresting her husband and was complaining that the process was taking too long. Which is all sorts of amazing and just shows you who wears the pants in that relationship.
The couple were released on bond early Saturday morning. Last night she released the following statement, in which she pretty much acknowledges that she was pissed and completely out of order.
'Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior.'
Let's look at that mugshot once more for good measure. Is it just us or does she look secretly delighted?