There are so many leaked Reese Witherspoon arrest tapes coming out now that if you put them all together, the film version would be longer than Dr. Zhivago. Yet more videotape has surfaced -- and hey who is releasing all of this stuff anyway? -- this time of Reese riding alone in the squad car. And when she confessed that she was saying "crazy stuff" during her arrest, she wasn't kidding. For some reason, she is determined to make the arresting officers think she's pregnant -- though she swears in real life that she's not!
Reese tells the cop whisking her off to the clink (no sign of her husband, Jim Toth, who is probably relieved to be rid of her for awhile) about the first cop, "He didn't seem to understand that I need to use the restroom."
The cop responds, "If you don't mind my asking, how far along are you?"
"Very early," says Reese. "Very new. Sort of I wouldn't be telling anyone at this point." (Irony!)
"I'm sure you have a wife and children and it just comes on you like a ton of bricks," says Reese.
Now seriously what was the purpose in all of this if Reese is truly lying? Did she think a pregnant lady -- one who was just a teeny bit pregnant -- would get her a bathroom quicker than a non-pregnant woman who just had to pee? Was she trying to guilt the cops into dropping charges? Or is she so accustomed to preferential treatment -- first as a star, and then as a woman who was pregnant recently and has been pregnant three times -- that she simply doesn't know how to exist without pulling the celebrity or pregnancy card?
It's certainly apparent now why Reese confessed on national TV that she had told the cops she was pregnant. She must have known these tapes would surface and everyone would freak out thinking she was with child and drinking alcohol. So she got ahead of the story. But what if she really is and just didn't want the criticism of drinking while pregnant? It'll be interesting to see if Reese suddenly has an announcement to make within the next few months.
That said, I feel bad for her. Everyone makes an ass of themselves sometimes, but most of us don't have it videotaped for the world to gawk at. Still, Reese needs to learn how to deal with her own messes without playing the celebrity or pregnancy card. At the end of the day, she's just a human being like everyone else.
Did you ever use the pregnancy card to get out of trouble?
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