Reese Witherspoon welcomes baby boy "Tennessee James"

Reese Witherspoon, the Academy Award-winning actress, gave birth to her third child and named him "Tennessee James."

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Actress Reese Witherspoon – who named her newborn boy "Tennessee James" yesterday – posed at the Cannes film festival in May 2012.

Actress Reese Witherspoon has given birth to her third child, naming him after a place close to her heart.

"Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today," Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson, Ms. Witherspoon's publicist, said Sept. 29.

"Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled."

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 The star of "Legally Blonde" and "Walk the Line" -- for which she won a best actress Oscar for playing June Carter Cash – lived in Tennessee when she was young.

Witherspoon is already a mom to Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8, from her prior marriage to Ryan Phillippe. Mr. Toth is an agent for Creative Artists Agency.

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