You can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl, people.com reports. Ask New Orleans-born, Tennessee-raised Reese Witherspoon, who spoke with InStyle magazine.

 

“We spend the weekends outside L.A, in Ojai, where I have a farmhouse,” she says of her life with her kids and her boyfriend, Jake Gyllenhaal. “We have chickens and we grow cucumbers and tomatoes. I love it. It reminds me of where I grew up in Tennessee.”

 

She admits, “Sometimes it’s really difficult for me, being far away from home.”