It’s not a secret that the majority of celebrities would really prefer to live their day-to-day lives without being followed around by the paparazzi all the time, though Ryan Phillippe doesn’t seem to mind it.
36 year-old Phillippe recently told People that he and his children, 11 year-old Ava and 7 year-old Deacon, make a game out of getting away from the paparazzi, and he likes the fun and excitement that comes with doing it! “I love drama. The reason I become an actor is because of that.”
So how exactly do they get away from the paparazzi’s flashing cameras? “Sometimes we’ll make it a game…I’ll be like, let’s sneak out the back and so they can’t get a picture of us. We’ll make it a little team effort thing that they can kind of get into.”
Phillipe also says that he and ex-wife Reese Witherspoon make sure the kids understand why the paparazzi are always following them around trying to take their pictures. “Reese and I both do a lot of explaining…I think the best thing you can do for kids in any situation is to over-explain even, and really go into detail and say, okay all they want is a photograph and it’s worth money to them because Mom does movies, Dad does movies.”
Do the kids enjoy all of the extra attention? He says of his daughter: “She’s 11-years-old and she doesn’t want to be photographed and be seen by her friends in magazines all the time.” But his son is a bit different: “My son is a little more carefree that way.”
And based on what Reese Witherspoon recently said about the differences in the kids’ personalities, that really makes perfect sense!
So how do you think you would handle the paparazzi following you around all of the time? How would you handle it with your children?