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Ryan Phillippe: Happy for Ex Reese's Engagement

Ryan Phillippe: Happy for Ex Reese's Engagement

Ryan Phillippe wishes nothing but the best for both Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth after hearing about their recent engagement.

The 36-year-old actor was married to Reese for seven years until 2008. Ryan and Reese have two kids together, Deacon, 7, and Ava, 11.

“I’m very happy for both Reese and Jim,” Ryan told the NY Daily News. “I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children.”

Reese and Jim announced their engagement earlier this week.

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  • KHo

    I f*cked him. hehehe

  • lexy hates bilson

    Of course he’s happy for her. Why wouldn’t he be?

  • Diane

    A while ago he was complaining that people aren’t moving past his divorce with Reese and now he releases an unnecessary statement? Lame.

  • Pattycake

    @Diane: An unnecessary statement? Maybe where you come from courtesy is unnecessary. It was very sweet of him and stops all the internet snarking about his reaction in its tracks.

  • Reba

    I think her engagement seems so sudden. He seems like a solid guy with a stable job but they have barely been for a year, and she has kids!!! Hope it lasts for her sake. As for Ryan…what can I even say? Some people just never grow up.

  • mymy

    “I am happy for her that she finally found someone who has more backbone than me, not a cheater like, not a hard-partying, and definitely not a womanizer like me. Meanwhile, I am almost turning 40 but I still act like a college frat kid, a fixture of Hollywood clubs, constantly on the look out for the youngest blonde.”

    isn’t ryan turning into a mickey rourke jr.? his partying and womanizing definitely affected his pretty boy facade.

  • Good father

    IMO he’s still pretty. Whether or not you think he’s a “womanizer,” he has always maintained a good relationship with his kids.

  • tk

    Hey @mymy, maybe you didn’t get the memo but she’s marrying someone just like Ryan, it’s just his past bad boy qualities in another man’s body. At least Ryan married her when she got knocked up and he did the responsible thing and didn’t split.

    This guy she’s marrying has a long womanizing past and do you think by marrying Reese, he’ll become a saint? If anything you’d think she’d want to protect her young daughter, but no? Keep drinking the Cool Aid, you’ll need it when they split!

    Kudos to her ex for taking the high road.

  • pina

    Jim Toth is a known womanizer. Reese, you are making the biggest mistake of your life!

  • jess

    Who is the moron always on this board who seems to be the only person in the world who has Ryan as a drunk druggie maniac. He has joint custody, he sees his kids all the time and Reese has no problem with it. So how bad could he be? He got married way young and it didn’t work out.

  • Kaz simply smashing !!!!!!!

    He Not like happy or sad,and just like ????

  • Killingit

    It’s amazing that people still hate on this guy. Reese is clearly over it. They split 5 years ago. Seriously, get over it. Reese is getting married. She’s happy, so of course he’s happy. Less headaches from the ex if she’s happy. Duh.

  • http://jj LYNN

    Diane he was asked what did he think? He is a man and he wished her all the best as the mother of this kids. Your stupid people would have had something to say if he had kept his mouth closed when he was ask. Now you ugly people can not go around saying he is still in love with. Some people would like to move on and get beyound a divorce. I am so happy he answered the reporter’s question.

  • http://jj LYNN

    I think she is moving on too fast after Jake j. She just stop having him over night at her house. Jake use to go with her and the kids most places. I think their relationship lasted about a year. I wonder if her kids got use to Jake being around. I do really do hope they are right for each other.

  • Jim

    Of course he could say nothing, as Jakey has done, so far. I don’t expect Jakey to say anything. He usually keeps silent re his personal life. But he does seem the loser. It was pretty clear he wanted to marry her, and she said no. What’s wrong with Jakey? Too young and flighty? Actually Jakey lived with her for about three years, not one. He also didn’t just “overnight”.

  • ryan fan

    Ryan has always been a stand up guy regarding the divorce. He admitted to having problems, and stood by his kids. He keeps the peace and puts their needs first. I think this was a classy statement and I bet he really means it.

  • yep

    @jess: i agree. they were young and i am sure mistakes were made and now they do a great job of co-parenting and standing behind each other and that is what counts. you can’t go back. kudos

  • Screech Hater

    Ryan lay off the Botox…You look ridiculous.

  • TJ

    So true but she will learn the hard way, AGAIN!

  • TJ

    @<a href= Yes she is and its too bad!

  • Kristin

    HOW do you guys know that Jim Toth has been a womanizer? You need to explain, or we wont believe you.

    As for Jake Gyllenhaal, he was too young for Reese and I think they did not look like a good match.

    Ryan Phillippe was also very young when he got married to Reese. He was a young, good-looking parting guy – she wanted to settle down and he probably wasnt ready for it. I guess that Reese got very hurt by Ryan, he was probably the one wanting to divorce, to get his freedom back. I am sure he do wants her to be happy.

    Jim Toth is a good lokking guy, they look perfect together. He seems like a real man at the right age, unlike Jake and Ryan who was just boys.

    (Of course, we fans know nothing about what happens in celebrities real life. But this is my guess)

  • Lex

    They were actually married for nine years, from 1999 – the year her daughter was born.

  • anna

    They got married in 99 and separated in ’06 it took a long time for the divorce to be legally filed. So they were together for about 7 years. He always speaks kindly of her and seems to have totally moved on. She can’t bring herself to acknowledge his existence so it seems like she is the dumpee and still angry and hurt. He is the dumper and probably feels bad and guilty but glad it’s over.

  • Pattycake

    @anna: I find your assumption about who “dumped” who based on who speaks about who is ridiculous. Just as I find people who consistently yammer on and on about Reese being a natural parent and Ryan being a party boy who wanted his freedom.@Kristin: From the earliest interviews Reese always admitted how much Ryan was involved in the day to day life of their children. He has said that children have always been a natural part of his life. Reese, on the other hand, has admitted how she struggled to acustom herself to being a mother. When Reese talks about the children playing electric guitar, just who do you think inspired that interest, if not Ryan?

  • anna

    WTF is your problem. I didn’t say anything about him being a partier just that he was more relieved and probably did the dumping. You need reading comprehension. Don’t be one of those fans who is so annoying that you create backlash against the person you are trying to protect.

  • Absurdist

    @Reba: It has been four years, right?