London: Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon found being a single mother really stressful until she met her now-husband Jim Toth.

The 35-year-old star, who has two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, said she only became aware of how taxing the situation was when she married Toth, according to reports.

"I was hard on myself when I got divorced. I don't think I knew how stressed I was being a single parent until I got remarried. It was really, really stressful. It's not easy on anybody. I feel so much relieved," Witherspoon said.

The Oscar-winning star said she feels blessed to have found a partner who is so wonderful with her children.

"I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky. Jim is so wonderful with the children. I'm very blessed," she added.

(Agencies)