With the recent news of Reese Witherspoon saying yes to boyfriend Jim Toth’s proposal, her ex, Ryan Phillippe, is said to be very happy about her upcoming nuptials. Awww, how sweet! Read more here, plus photos and video.
Isn’t it refreshing to see someone genuinely happy for their ex when they have decided to remarry? Wouldn’t this world be a better place if everyone followed Phillippe’s lead?
The 36-year-old actor had nothing but niceties to say about the recent announcement that ex wife Reese Witherspoon is engaged to marry her boyfriend, Jim Toth.
In a statement made to the Daily News, he said, “I’m very happy for both Reese and Jim. I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children.”
Together, Reese and Ryan have two kids – Ava (11) and Deacon (7). The two were introduced at Reese’s 21st birthday party, back in 1997. They wed in 1999, but their union lasted a little over seven years, with their divorce becoming final in 2007.
In April he sat down with Men’s Health and spoke of his struggle with his feelings regarding his split with Reese and their divorce.
“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce. But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings? If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy. My aim is always to progress — to make better decisions and be a better father, a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again, a better friend, a better actor.”
Reese would go on to date Jake Gyllenhaal (they parted ways in November of 2009) and Ryan began dating Abbie Cornish, whom he split with this past February. He is said to be currently dating Amanda Seyfried.
All I know is that Ava and Deacon are lucky to have parents who obviously care and respect each other, even after a divorce, don’t you think? You can see more pictures and a video of Ryan Phillippe talking about his kids below.