Posted on Thu May 2nd, 2013 8:00am PDT
This Southern belle is finally coming clean about her recent arrest!
Reese Witherspoon appeared on GMA this morning to promote her new movie Mud, and the actress spoke out about her April 19 arrest in Atlanta for disorderly conduct, which also resulted in husband Jim Toth getting arrested on suspicion of DUI.
According to reports, the Oscar winner repeatedly tried to get out of the car and ignored cops requests to stay in the vehicle, and at one point she even used the "Do you know my name?" trick.
"I saw [the cop] arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I told him I was pregnant. I'm not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things," the blonde beauty revealed on the morning show.
So what exactly happened before the arrest that fateful night?
"We went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not... We know better and we shouldn't have done that," she added.
And how did the couple tell daughter Ava and son Deacon about their run-in with the law?
"We have to say when you make a mistake you take responsibility, and we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right," she explained.
At least she's taking responsibility for her actions, unlike so many other stars!
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