Ryan Phillippe has had his fair share of high-profile romances — but coparenting remains his top priority.The Shooter star started dating Reese Witherspoon in 1997 after meeting on the set of Cruel Intentions.
They wed two years later in South Carolina and welcomed daughter Ava and son Deacon in September 1999 and October 2003, respectively.
After less than a decade of marriage, the pair called it quits in 2006 when Witherspoon filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.In 2014, Phillippe looked back on filming the erotic drama — and praised the relationship he and his ex-wife have cultivated while raising their two children.“It was funny — we were reminiscing then because we shot a lot of Cruel Intentions [in New York City], so there we were with Ava and Deacon talking, and they were tripping out on the fact that we were there shooting a movie before they were even a thought in our minds,” the Lincoln Lawyer told the HuffPost in 2014, noting that the former spouses were in a “really great place” at the time. “It’s a feeling-out process. … It’s going well, and she’s happy and remarried, and our kids are incredible.
I’m proud of the way we’ve handled it and who our little people are.”Following his divorce from the Witherspoon, Phillippe moved on with Abbie Cornish, whom he was with for four years before their 2010 split.Read more on usmagazine.com