Peering sleepily at his surroundings – clearly just roused from a nap – Reese Witherspoon's baby son Tennessee James is a picture to behold. His beaming mother was also in her element as she stepped out with her little one two months after his birth.
Fans got their first peek at Reese's third child as the actress ran some errands in Santa Monica on Wednesday. She looked stylish and maternal as she pushed her son's pram around the golden autumn sunshine. It was an opportunity for mum and baby to bond, and there was no sign of the Oscar-winner's publicist and husband, Jim Toth, or Tennessee's siblings, Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8, from Reese's previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe.
Two short months ago, the Hollywood family welcomed their latest addition and revealed that he had been named after his mother's home state and childhood playground of Nashville, Tennessee. In the past, Reese has said she's very proud of her "definitive Southern upbringing" which, she says, has given her "a sense of family and tradition" and taught her about "being conscientious about people's feelings, being polite, being responsible and never taking for granted what you have in your life."
Indeed, the Southern belle certainly has plenty to be thankful for. As well as her stellar career, she is mum to three beautiful children and has found lasting love with Jim, a talent agent, after her separation from Ryan Phillippe in October 2007.
Their fairytale wedding,in the presence of friends such as Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Tobey Maguire, was featured exclusively in HELLO!. It was the family affair the actress had always dreamed of. Daughter Ava was maid of honour, while Deacon was ringbearer. Both watched as their famous mum married Jim just before sunset at her secluded Californian ranch – a rustic yet romantic backdrop to the wonderful occasion.