Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe split

Hollywood couple Reese Witherspoon and Ryan PhillippeOscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon, 30, and her husband, actor Ryan Phillippe, 32, are separating after 7 years of marriage.

TMZ made the exclusive reporting that Witherspoon has contacted celebrity divorce lawyer Robert Kaufman, who has represented Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne and Lisa Marie Presley.

The couple met at Witherspoon’s 21st birthday bash in 1997 and was married on a South Carolina plantation in 1999. Witherspoon gave birth to daughter Ava 3 months after their marriage; followed by son Deacon in 2003.

It’s unsure what led to the divorce. Their publicists said in a joint statement…

“We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate,”

“They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time.”

Believe it or not, the Oscar award might be a taboo. According to BBC… in the past 10 years, 6 of the 9 Academy Award winners for best actress have eventually split from the partners they thanked on Oscars night.


  1. […] Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon also officially files for divorce from husband Ryan Phillippe after the earlier rumor. […]