Now that the hype of all the holiday celebrity engagements has begun to simmer down, it is only fitting to wonder what ex-husband Ryan Phillippe thinks about the engagement between Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth.
Phillippe issued a statement to New York Daily News saying, “I’m very happy for both Reese and Jim,” he said. “I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children.”
In May, Phillippe spoke with Ellen Degeneres about co-parenting daughter Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, with Witherspoon.
“Things are great,” he told the host. “It is so important as divorced parents to keep that connection. It makes the kids feel better that the parents are interacting. … We go to all the school events together, and we’re there for each other.”
However, the actor has said that he in unhappy with the public and media backlash he has received from the divorce.
“I’ve been dumped on in the press for relationship stuff since Reese and I divorced,” he said. “I’m tired of getting shit on. I don’t feel like I deserve it. Things happen! How many people have you broken up with over your life?”
Are you secretly holding out for a reconciliation between Reese and Ryan like I am?