updated 04/11/2011 AT 12:15 PM ET
•originally published 04/11/2011 AT 11:20 AM ET
“Over the holidays I was at a department store in L.A. with my friends, and these three women from Oklahoma came up to me, and they said” – laying on a thick Southern drawl – “ ‘Reese. We are so happy for yeeew. We liiike this guy for yew,’ ” the Louisiana-born actress, 35, tells Vogue’s May issue.
“And I said, ‘You do?!’ ‘Yes, ma’am. We think he is a niiice man. We think he is going to treat you well and be good to yeeew.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ So sweet! And I told them my mother likes him very much, too.”