Newly single Reese Witherspoon has turned to her gal pals to get her through her split from boyfriend of two years, Jake Gyllenhaal.

“It’s tough being a woman. You are supposed to be self-sufficient, but we all need our sisters,” she tells the UK’s You magazine.

“I have three women friends who will drop anything to help me and I will do the same for them.

“I believe in those female bonds, because a lot of stuff happens with men and marriage and divorce, but family and friends are paramount.”

Despite her solo status, the 33-year-old hasn’t given up on finding lasting love, “certainly, being in a relationship is important to me,” she says.

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