Reese Witherspoon walked the red carpet over the weekend with her two children, Ava, 16, and Deacon, 12.
She was in attendance at the 29th American Cinematheque Awards which honoured her lengthy Hollywood career.
Despite their Mother being honoured, Reese revealed that they have never really seen any of her work.
“They’ve never really seen me in very many films, so it should be interesting,” she told reporters before the ceremony. “I’m actually kind of, I have no idea what to anticipate. I know there’s going to be a lot of clips of me as a very young person. I think they’ll be a little bit stunned.”
It was an emotional moment for Reese when she accepted her award when she spoke about her husband and family.
“Speaking of my amazing children — Ava and Deacon are here,” the 39-year-old said. “Hopefully Tennessee is asleep. He never sleeps — I just want to thank you for all the times you had to say goodbye to your mom while she packed to go on a location or for missing your school trips or special days because you were on some location in some far flung area in Georgia or Louisiana or London or wherever and for understanding that I love my job, that it feeds my soul to be creative and how I hope one day it may feed your soul too and that you’ll teach your children to be hardworking and creative and for knowing in your heart that no matter where I am in the world you are always with me,” she said. “I love you more than you will ever know.”
Wiping away her tears, she added: “You can’t be in this business if you don’t have a wonderful supportive family and I have the most amazing family.”