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Ryan Phillippe is Shirtless

Ryan Phillippe is Shirtless

Ryan Phillippe goes shirtless as he soldiers on after a high-profile divorce made last year the worst of his life. Here’s a snapshot of the 33-year-old actor’s candid interview:

On if he’s slowing down his acting career: “I’ve had a lot of upheaval in my personal life. I wanted to take time to make sure that my kids were okay and to build a new life that was going to be suitable to being a single parent. Every once in a while you kind of want to take a step back and refocus to make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.”

On his divorce from Reese Witherspoon: “[It was] the darkest, saddest place I had ever been. It was a struggle—there were a good four or five months of not being able to get out of bed. It was the worst time in my life. [But] you get through it. It’s a process that’s not easy, but I get less and less sad about it every day.”

On his costar Abbie Cornish causing his divorce: “First of all, I wouldn’t answer that, but I would say that things are never as simple as it’s made out to be in the tabloid press. It was unfair for her to be called the names that she was, because it wasn’t about that. I don’t think an outside person can ever cause a divorce. I had difficulties in my relationship, and in my marriage, long before I ever met her.”

On his current relationship with Abbie: “She and I are close friends, and as far as if there is any future, that is not where we are at now. That is what other people like to say or like to assume. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a friendship, and we are getting to know each other in a really difficult situation.”

On the paparazzi affecting his daughter Ava: “It’s really scarring. It definitely does a number on my eight-year-old daughter. To hear her say that she worries about what she’s wearing when she leaves the house because she knows her picture will be taken…. She’s worried about friends at school who come up to her and say they see her in magazines. It’s a really disturbing environment to bring up a child in. You don’t know that when you are in your early 20s and you have your first kid. You don’t know how ugly it can get.”

On why he thinks the paparazzi still chase him: “[It's] because I was married to the highest-paid actress in the world. Even though I’m not with her any longer, there is a certain amount of notoriety that I guess sticks beyond.”

Read the full article at WMagazine.com.

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  • nychica

    Ryan looks Hott!!…leave LA move to NY! :)

  • first

    he is so hotttt!
    Sana

  • jo

    I wish we knew how it went down between Reese and Ryan. He says he couldn’t get out of bed for 4 or 5 months. Was it the fact that he cheated on her and regrets it or was there some other issue? I know they had gone to marriage counseling…

  • nychica

    Ryan still looks HOT! leave LA move to NY!…i do have love for reese too i think their children are adorable!

  • nicole m

    ehh..not that great.

  • the_boyfriend

    I want more.

  • pb

    I’m sure his regret is Reese finally kicked him out of the house and because of that he suddenly realized he would no longer be living with his kids. If he wants to work for the craft and not for the celebrity, then maybe he should try keeping his shirt on. Clearly he will sell himself anyway he can and taking his shirt off is part of it. Also if he wants to do his work and keep his life private, if he doesn’t want to be attached to Reese’s name forever. Why doesn’t he try refusing personal questions and leave Reese out of the interview. After you finished the article do you remember the movie he is pushing?
    Buddy if you so upset about things and the press and you want to be know for your acting shills Then

    Put your shirt on and stop talking about your personal life in interviews.

  • cute

    put y our d*mn shirt back on and keep your goods in your pants and just raise your kids, you total perv.

  • lola

    he may be cute, but it’s not cute what a huge ho he was for a husband. That takes alot of the shine off his appeal if you ask me. That guy and his best friend breckin meyer were INFAMOUS for catting around clubs and picking up girls long before the seperation. Reese seems like a good mom and clean cut wife, and this guy was out with his boys on the weekends. Not attractive to me at all.

  • carly

    eh, he’s an out of work single dad. Like grow up already and try to get a job without having to pimp yourself out like this, both with the pictures and the interviews that revolve around him and reese.

  • hola

    I”m so sick of him and all his stupid “woe is me” interviews. Shut up and have some dignity. You don’t see Reese blabbing about what a huge idiot he was as a husband. And why does he always say all these sad things without a shirt? Pretty boys are a dime a dozen, so are pretty boys who d–ick around too. Next…..

  • lauren

    *rolls eyes*

    He needs to sit down already. He needed to sit down like 6 months ago actually.

  • CG

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER ANISTON!

  • lizaloo

    oh, poor abbie–I feel so bad for her whoring it out to a married father of two. And don’t get me started on the father of two, what a pig. SEriously, those two deserve eachother-they both suck.

  • CG

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER ANISTON!!!

  • AMBER

    Nobody knows what happened in that relationship so give it a rest.

  • lol

    I agreed Amber, did any of you read this

    On his costar Abbie Cornish causing his divorce: “First of all, I wouldn’t answer that, but I would say that things are never as simple as it’s made out to be in the tabloid press. It was unfair for her to be called the names that she was, because it wasn’t about that. I don’t think an outside person can ever cause a divorce. I had difficulties in my relationship, and in my marriage, long before I ever met her.”

  • Dach

    I couldn’t have said it better..thanks Amber!!!

  • marn

    Why is Reese the victim? It takes two to make a relationship work & she was obviously putting her career before her family/him so he got bored? lonely ? frustrated? real geniune valid emotions, she should have given him/family/marriage/priority, She’s moved on and thats Ok but he’s not allowed Geez you people are harsh have you not been in a relationship?

  • http://WWW.VEECE.COM FRESHRAGGEDYANN

    WOW he is so hott!! to bad he is a cheater….

    http://WWW.VEECE.COM

  • jayjay

    Now I hate him more. If you have problems, sort them out. If you can’t, divorce aand then find another girl. Don’t sleep around and then get excuses. His wife’s career was soaring and he couldn’t take that, so in a sick way he decided to cheat on her and ruin her life. Now he is making excuses. He is as Bad as Pitt. Too bad those poor children were involved. Where was that Abbi woman to gi ve him a shoulder to cry on for four months? What did he expect? That he would cheap and things would stay hanky dory because there wer already problems in the marriage? BS.

  • AMBER

    Again, #21, unless you were married to him or you have psychic abilities and can read the man’s mind you DO NOT know what he did and why he did it. Neither one has come out and said what caused the split so give the man bashing a rest. God, I’m so tired of everyone making her out to be a victim. Reese is a strong, independent woman and I doubt she’d appreciate that. She knew exactly who she was marrying when she married him. So unless he cheated on you, let it go.

  • Didi

    like justin timberlake he still looks like a boy.

    maybe when his balls drop he’ll be sexier.

  • touchouch

    I don’t hear people saying how much of a dick Brad Pitt was to Jennifer Anniston when he cheated on her with Angelina Jolie during Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

  • lsam.

    touchouch

    YOU JUST DID AND YOU HAVE BEING ALL OVER THE NET DOING THAT FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, WITH DIFF NAMES

    How do you know what Brad/jen/angie did or not?

  • OMG

    HOT RYAN NEVER EVER DISAPPOINTS HEY!!!!

    HE IS PURE INDULGENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

    NEVER FEEL LONELY RYAN !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WTF

    Please Reese was probably sleeping around but kept it quiet. I’m sure she’s not the angel she appears to be.

  • alej

    HE IS A CHEATER AND NO WIFE OR HUSBAND, FOR THAT MATTER, COULD CONTINUE TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH A CHEAT. NO MATTER WHAT HE SAYS, MARRIAGE PROBLEMS EXIST BUT THAT DOES NOT GIVE HIM REASON TO CHEAT. A CHEAT IS A CHEAT AND THAT GUY IS A SCUMBAG!

  • XOXO

    Oh how i wish he still couldn’t sleep to this day. He has lackluster talent and I wish that the girl he bags (even if it’s that cornish beyotch) would cheat on him, too, so that he becomes a miserable man for the rest of his life!

  • dorothy

    Why is anyone claiming to know what happened? No matter what happened, he was obviously torn apart by the divorce and its good to see how much he loves his daughter.

    He is a very good looking man XD

  • OVah

    Troll much with the exact same posts about Ryan here and everywhere else.

    There is a bug up someones butt today about Ryan Phillippe. WTF did he cheat on You Personally?

  • what’s Interesting

    Every site where you have to sign on to post people are in the vast majority saying positive things about Ryan. But anywhere where you can post multiple times anon or under different fake names there are tons of repetitive negative posts.

    Same troll Ovah I totally agree!!

    What is your issue troll??

  • Alison

    I have always liked Ryan and as he said there were problems in his marriage to reese for quite awhile and there was no proof he cheated on her with Abbie. Even if he was with Abbie the marriage could have already been dead.
    This is a guy who clearly puts his kids before anything else in the world. I am looking forward to seeing his new movie.

  • Elsa

    For starters, if a man is really yours, no woman can take him away from you. Period. That goes for all the Reeses and Jeniffers of the world. Second, It is far easier to blame a third person, instead of trying to understand what is your part in it.
    I have no idea what hapenned between Reese and Ryan, but I am not sympathetic to her. There is something ruthless about her and she seems to castrate her men (Jake Gyllenhaal is changing and not in a good way, and for a man who he is supposed to be in love he doesn’t look very happy since he is with her). She certainly doesn’t strike me as a victim. It might be more the other way round.

  • amber

    Ovah – LOL, so true. Some people take this stuff too serious. They don’t know Reese or Ryan and don’t know the half of went down in their marriage. So until I hear it out of Reese’s mouth that he cheated, then I don’t want to hear it. And she may not be the angel she appears to be either for all we know….people need to quit. They are moving on with their lives, remaining cordial for the kids’ sake and, hopefully, they’ll be able to have a Bruce and Demi like relationship in the future. They both clearly care about their kids and that’s all that should matter.

  • reese fan

    OH I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS GUY DEFENDS HIS PARAMOUR, ABBY. WHATEVER HE SAYS, THAT GIRL IS A HUSBAND-GRABBER. EVEN IF THE MARRIAGE IS ROCKY, IT DOESN’T GIVE HER THE RIGHT TO OFFER HER TWAT TO HIM! BY SAYING THAT, HE IS NOT OWNING TO WHAT HE IS DONE THAT CAUSE HIS FAMILY ESPECIALLY HIS CHILDREN DEEP PAIN. OH THAT GUY IS A SUCKIE! WHATEVER DUDE!

  • MMKAY

    Typical Reese fan ^^^ ROFLMAO

  • Didi

    i cant believe you lot are discussing something thats none of your business. the goings-on in their marital relationship is none of anybody’s concern. the only people who know what really went on are the parties involved so you guys speculating whether she was a ruthless b*tch or he was a cheating b*stard are just wasting your f*cking time. marriages seldom work in real life for real people like us, so hollywood actors haven’t a chance in hell of making it work in the real sense. the couples that are still together are that way because their marriage is a business arrangement. love and commitment has little to do with it.

  • just me

    didi

    Wow, I’m impressed. an intelligent comment (or most of it). You usually come across sooo……judgemental. What’s up with you today? Did they get your meds straightened out or something?

  • JOe

    test

  • sophie

    I think he is a great guy and their marriage just didn’t work out I really like how he speaks kindly about her not in detail just nice and respectful. I think Reese has issues about him leaving her and I think it is to his credit he took it hard even though it was for the best.

  • anonymous

    he is so gorgeous, what a hunk.

  • http://JJ.COM BLACK’SBABY

    I CANT BELIEVE JENNIFER ANISTON OLD TIRED FANS ARE TRYING TO GIVE RYAN PHILLIPS A HARD TIME ABOUT HIS MARRIAGE TO REESE. THE GIRL SEEMS A BIT BOSSY TO ME. I BET SHE MADE HIM FEEL BAD EVERYDAY BECAUSE SHE WAS THE BIGGER STAR. THEY HAVE PARTED WAYS AND THEY BOTH ARE GOING ON WITH THEIR LIVES. RYAN, GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND BE HAPPY. I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL CAREER, YOU STILL LOOK GOOD AND YOU ARE STILL YOUNG. I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR GETTING MARRIED SO YOUNG AND THE TWO OF YOU STAYED TOGETHER AS LONG AS YOU DID.

  • Jim

    I wonder what he’ll look like when he is 60. He’d better find another rich wife to take care of him in his old age when his looks are gone. Maybe he could get Reese to take him back. Worth a try.

  • amber

    Jim, you’re not very informed on this topic so don’t talk about what you don’t know. When they got married, Ryan made more money than her. It wasn’t until Legally Blonde almost 5 years into their marriage that her pay check got bigger than his. He did not marry her for money so get a clue. He married her because he knocked her up – he said so in an interview a couple of years ago.

  • Jim

    Silly Amber. Did I say he married her for money? NO, I just pointed out that when she divorced him she was richer than he was. And she is richer now. Don’t distort what I say. So he “knocked” her up. So what.

  • amber

    What you said implied that he did, retarded Jim. Don’t take your frustrations out on Ryan because he’s an attractive man and, well, you most likely have a face made for posting on things like these. Otherwise you wouldn’t be posting sarcastic vitrol about him – jealousy’s an ugly emotion, sweetie.

  • Wooden leg angelina

    now this is someone that is puttin out their laundry, one might say he is pulling a Jennifer Aniston … well if you are a JP freak fan you would say that.

  • Lori

    Ryan shut up!

    I saw pictures of you and Abbe Cornish together, and you both looked really cozy. Maybe that’s why the rumors. I saw pictures of Brad and Angeline and wasn’t surprised when they got together.

    It’s not good to harp on your personal life on a promo junket. It looks sad and weak and silly and disrespectful to you ex. “We had problems long before, yada yada yada…yeah we know that.
    You both were quite candid about going to counseling, so why all this talk about your pre-Abbie marital problems.

    Or do you want a printed record of your feelings to reach your kids ears in pre-school, via their friends, via their parents chatting about your post divorce sad feelings depression at the breakfast table.

    It’s amazing how much kids pick up.
    “Hey Ava, is you dad still depressed and sad about divorcing your mom?”

    Jennifer Aniston could whine and wail about her fate and Brad’s lack of a sensitivity chip…see I remember…everyone remembers, and now most resent her for all that whining; but she didn’t have kids. So far, Reese has never talked about your situation except as it relates to her getting out of a car in a mall…nothing deep and nothing about who she is dating… and neither should you.

    You will find eventually and even now that people who seem empathetic towards you ,secretly pity you or are laughing at you, so keep your sadness and remorse out of the press, and talk about your movie. I just might go see it.

  • Gimme a break

    Ryan, HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE DEFINED? As a good looking, average actor that will take his shirt off and keep on talking about his ex-wife to get publicity?

    Also, I don’t know if he cheated, but MY OPINION is that he did and pretty much eludes to that in the interview…hell, that’s the way I woulda said it. But yeah, no one knows for sure.

    Anyhoo, IF he cheated, he’s a jerk just like the rest of the cheaters out there. A relationship can always be saved, until one of the parties cheats.

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