"It's bizarre" that Ryan Phillippe decided to avoid seeing the photos of his former wife Reese Witherspoon and her new lover Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie hunk and father of two told USA Today, focusing on his children with Witherspoon does help him to move on from his marriage breakdown.
"There's plenty of times when I say, 'What a strange situation I've found myself in,'" Phillippe opened up to USA Today about seeing Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal. "But at a certain point you know it's going to happen, so you are prepared in some fashion."
Being quizzed about his own love life, Phillippe who's been romantically linked to his "Stop-Loss" co-star Abbie Cornish, remained reticent though. He said, "It's just something I would really rather not address. It has to be a 'no comment.'"
Phillippe, furthermore, told USA Today that despite a painful divorce, he isn't ruling out a second marriage.
"I can see doing it again, yeah," so he said. "And I can certainly see possibly having children again. I'm pretty young, and there are many beautiful things about that idea of marriage and family. It just doesn't always work out perfect for everybody. But I've done all I'm going to do in terms of talking about that part. It's fair to her and fair to myself to move on."
Phillippe and Witherspoon married in June 1999 and have since then had two children together, daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe and son Deacon Phillippe. The pair issued a statement announcing their separation back in October 2006. She officially filed for divorce on November 8, citing "irreconcilable differences". Their divorce was finalized on October 5, 2007.
It was highly reported during their divorce that Phillippe cheated on Witherspoon with Cornish. Both Phillippe and Witherspoon had no comment while Cornish's rep denied the affair.
Witherspoon and Gyllenhaal, elsewhere, became close during the filming of their big screen project, "Rendition". Since then they caught wide attention and were rumored to be dating. At first denied rumors of a romance, they finally made their romance public late October 2007 with photos of them getting up close and personal appeared in almost every major media in the town.