Reese Witherspoon kept her ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ wedding dress


Reese Witherspoon kept a special something from “Sweet Home Alabama.”©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

What, like keeping a wedding dress is hard?

Reese Witherspoon appeared on the “Drew Barrymore Show” on Valentine’s Day and revealed she kept her bridal gown from “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Witherspoon, 46, reminisced about starring in the 2002 romantic comedy, in which she plays an Alabama native-turned-New York City fashion designer who returns home to finalize her divorce.

The “Morning Show” actress told Barrymore, “I remember that scene that we shot in the rain. And I’m in the wedding dress and I run away from my wedding and I run to see Josh Lucas on the beach.”

Continued Witherspoon, “It was pouring down rain but I remember thinking this is such a crazy amazing moment. I’m going to remember this forever. And I still have the wedding dress! I do.”

In the movie, Witherspoon plays an Alabama native who becomes a New York fashion designer. ©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

“Sweet Home Alabama” costume designer Sophie de Rakoff, who also worked with Witherspoon on “Legally Blonde,” designed the strapless frock, which was paired with a chic birdcage veil for the onscreen nuptials.

While it doesn’t appear that Witherspoon – who has been married twice, to Ryan Phillippe in 1999 and Jim Toth in 2011 – has re-worn the bridal gown, she has been open about how closely the movie mirrored her own life.

“When I read the script I was like, ‘Do these people know my life story?’” Witherspoon said in 2018.

She could always pass the special dress down to her lookalike daughter, Ava Phillippe, as her “something old.”

Witherspoon starred with Josh Lucas in the 2002 movie. ©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Witherspoon also kept her entire “Legally Blonde” wardrobe, as she shared on “The Graham Norton Show” in 2019.

“On [the movie’s] 15th anniversary, I took [all the clothes and accessories] out of storage and tried them all on,” she said at the time. “Some of them fit, some of them didn’t. I showed them all to my daughter and it was really cool!”

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The “Legally Blonde” star chatted with Drew Barrymore.

The “Legally Blonde” star chatted with Drew Barrymore.

During her stop on Barrymore’s talk show, Witherspoon recalled filming the famous proposal scene from “Sweet Home Alabama” at Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship, sharing that production shut down the entire store to make it happen.

It was the first time a movie filmed inside the location since “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1961.

“All the rings were there,” Witherspoon recalled, calling the experience “really magical.” 

In her latest rom-com, she stars opposite Ashton Kutcher. AP

The mom of three is continuing her rom-com reign by starring alongside Ashton Kutcher in the new Netflix movie “Your Place or Mine.”

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