Reese Witherspoon opens up about faith in heaven and real angels with wings and halos

Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Academy Awards in Hollywood, California earlier this year.Reuters

Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon has opened up about her faith in the existence of heaven.

She believes it is a place that exists, with real angels with halos and wings.

She shared her thoughts on life after death with talk show host Chelsea Handler at a dinner party for the new Netflix series, Chelsea.

"I truly believe that you're on a spiritual path," the actress said. "We were born alone and we die alone."

Asked what she believes happens after death, the actress, who was raised a Christian and still attends church with her her husband Jim Toth and their three children, continued: "I think we go to heaven. I mean I think you get an angel and the wings and the thing and a halo and all of that."

Witherspoon said her own experience made her absolutely certain of the truth of the afterlife.

"I really believe it. I've had car accidents, I've given birth to babies, I swear my grandparents are in the room, I've seen my grandfather in a theatre in New York when I was on stage. I know it."

In another excerpt, she shares that she hates taking the Lord's name in vain and can't stand the "tiny aspect" of people who use religion to promote hatred and intolerance.