Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is rumoured to be moving her family from California to her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee after buying a new property in the city.

The Legally Blonde star is said to have spent around $2 million (£1.2 million) on a 1930s mansion in Nashville which is in need of heavy renovation.

The actress already owns a house in her hometown, but she has put her estate in Brentwood, California on the market, sparking rumours she is planning to make Tennessee her full-time residence and move her family into the new house once it has been fixed up.

Witherspoon has two children with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, as well as a baby son named Tennessee with her current partner Jim Toth.