Jim Toth‘s drunken friend may just be the best wingman ever.
Toth’s wife, actress Reese Witherspoon, reveals how they met in the February issue of Elle.
“It happened out of the blue. This really drunk guy was hitting on me [at a friend’s house], making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me.
“He was like, [slurring, scowling, pointing finger in her face] ‘You don’t know me.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I know. I don’t know you!’ Jim came over and said, ‘Please excuse my friend. He’s just broken up with someone.’
“Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation. That’s just kind of who he is, a really good person.”
Witherspoon, 35, who was wed to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe for nine years, wasn’t too keen on getting married again, but Toth, a Hollywood agent, had his own plan for wearing her down.
“Jim said, ‘I’m gonna show you every day what a good partner is, what a good person is. I’m going to take care of you. I’m gonna do this so much that you’re gonna get used to it.’
“I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ I’ve never had anybody like that in my life.”