February 06, 2007 04:14:45 GMT
Ryan Phillippe has spoken about his split from actress wife Reese Witherspoon, describing it as "the most difficult time" of his life.
He talks. Ryan Phillippe breaks his silence on his marriage break-up with estranged wife Reese Witherspoon.
In an interview with TV's Extra, which is about to be aired this week, the actor says, "Everyday it's up and down; it is the most difficult time in my life. The focus really has to be on our kids; we both love them so much, and they're doing amazingly well, better than I am probably. But it's difficult, life ain't easy."
What's more Ryan also revealed that going through a break-up in the public eye makes things harder. "It's unfortunate when you have kids ... but I signed up for this and have to deal with it. I don't read the magazines or watch the shows. ... It's hard when people follow me to my kid's school."
In spite of those things, Ryan claimed he's ready to focus on his family, saying "I did three movies in the last year and a half and I'm going to take a good long break and be a dad. So that's No. 1 on my mind right now."
Reese and Ryan tied the knot on June 5, 1999. She later on filed for divorce on Nov. 8 last year, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has two children, Deacon Phillippe and Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.