Reese Witherspoon slow dances with husband in front of crowd at basketball game

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth slow danced as they were serenaded by the Harlem Globetrotters at a basketball game on Sunday.

The Big Little Lies actress was sitting courtside with Jim and their son Tennessee at the Staples Center in Los Angeles when she was pulled onto the court by player Ant Atkinson who told her "you rock my world" before proceeding to dance to Michael Jackson's song of the same name. Reese soon joined in with her booty-shaking moves before Ant cut her off and put on a shocked voice as he joked, "Reese, there are KIDS in here!"

She later revealed that she was there with her husband and son and Ant then called the talent agent up onto the court. When he found out it was Jim's first experience of the Globetrotters, an exhibition basketball team who combine sports, comedy and performance, Ant promised to make their moment "something he will never forget."

"To honour your nine years of marriage, my teammates and myself, we're going to serenade you with guys to an old-school classic by The Temptations," Ant said.

The lights went down and the group serenaded them with "My Girl" as the couple linked arms and slow danced under a spotlight as the crowd waved their illuminated phones.

The Legally Blonde star, who dressed casually in jeans, jumper and a baseball cap, shared footage of their dance on her Instagram Stories and added, "When the #harlemglobetrotters serenade you & hubby... so sweet!"

Reese had plenty of dancing moments at the game - she also shared a clip of player Bull Bullard sitting next to her courtside and them both dancing in their chairs to a song while two other Globetrotters dance behind them. She captioned the clip, "When a @harlemglobetrotters steal your phone..."

Her son Deacon, from her marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe, didn't seem too impressed with her moves, as Reese shared texts from the 15-year-old commenting on her "embarrassing" dancing.

"I'm glad they didn't have you shoot the ball," he wrote. "That would have been more embarrassing."


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