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.