LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Reese Witherspoon’s parents are battling over Tricianne Taylor aka Patricia Taylor and her purported marriage to John Witherspoon. Reese Witherspoon’s parents are in a bigamy dispute after Reese’s dad John Witherspoon purportedly married Taylor while still be married to Reese’s mom Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon.
Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon claims her husband John Witherspoon has purported medical issues. “I fear that he has early onset dementia,” she filed in an affidavit. Marry and John separated in 1996. But she claims that the two are still legally married.
The parents’ marriage fell apart, in Mary’s words, “because of his alcoholism, infidelity, overspending and hoarding,” so she claims. Mary recently heard that her husband was married. When she asked if that was true, he denied it, she claims in court documents.
“When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t know who Tricianne Taylor was and that he did not remember getting married”. She adds “I love my husband and do not want a divorce. … We have been married for 42 years. He needs help.”
She states that her husband recently lost his job as an otolaryngologist for 30 years. She claims she is worried about Mr. Witherspoon’s finances.
“My husband’s spending practices have accelerated. I now understand that he may have borrowed $400,000 at Bank of America and either forged my name or had his girlfriend posing as his wife sign. This past week he bought a black Cadillac.”
She adds “I have since learned from friends and investigators that Tricianne Taylor has attempted to borrow money as Ms. John Witherspoon… Also, she is living in the condominium owned by my daughter Reese. And she is driving our vehicles. I have also learned through an investigator that she has gotten my husband to sign a new will.”
She even claims that Taylor tried to crash Reese’s wedding. “[Taylor] attempted to crash the March 2011 wedding of Reese Witherspoon, but was denied entrance because she was not on the guest list.” She also asserts Taylor “refused to talk to me… I also wrote her a letter stating that John Witherspoon was married and had two children and four grandchildren. I have had no response. But she clearly knows now that she is married to a man who is not divorced.”
Reese Witherspoon and Taylor have yet to comment on the matter to news.