“It just makes so much sense” Reese Witherspoon thrilled to discover she’s Irish

The Hollywood star has always been a fan of the Emerald Isle

She was delighted to find out she's Irish!
She was delighted to find out she’s Irish!

Reese Witherspoon has just discovered that she’s Irish – and couldn’t be happier!

Following a genetic test, the acclaimed actress found out about her line of Irish heritage.

The Hollywood star was appearing on Conan O’Brien’s chat show in the US when she broke the news.

“I called your producer on the way here in the car because I was very excited,” she said.

She's one of us!
She’s one of us!

“I did one of those genetic testing things and I found out that I’m 63 percent Irish.

“I had no idea. I had no idea! I thought I was Scottish and Welsh. It turns out my parents are just full of s**t, I guess. But now, I’m Irish!”

Reese added, “It just makes so much sense. I’m a really good drinker. I love St. Patrick’s Day. Potatoes are delicious. I’m looking forward to meeting my cousins.”

The actress couldn’t wait to try out some Irish lingo, and joyously said, “Now I get to say things like, ‘It’s in me genes! I love that Conan O’Brien; he’s such a nice fella!’”

We hope to she takes a trip across the pond to celebrate!

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