REBOUND GUY Did Reese dump Ryan for Oscar? As you've no doubt been IM'd, text messaged, cell-phone alerted, and e-mailed, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe are over. The two put out a press release announcing their split and Witherspoon is rumored to be talking to Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne, and Lisa Marie Presley's attorney of choice, Robert Kaufman, TMZ reports. Speculation about cheating, lying, etc. to follow.
What happened? Everything up until now seemed so ... dreamy. Radar recalls their recent words, which, set against their revelation, really does prove their Oscar-worthiness....
• "Sometimes I think it's a little cleaner to, at least at this stage in our lives, keep that stuff separate.... I'd never write anything off completely, but I just feel like there's something to be said for the individuality and mystery of doing things on your own."—"Ryan Phillippe: Mystery Good for Marriage", People.com
• Reese on Ryan: "I'm lucky to find a person to share my life, and the best friend I'll ever have.... I don't think I can imagine a better guy than the one I've ended up with."—IMDb
• Ryan on Reese: "The person I trust most in this world is Reese, definitely. She's that pure-hearted a person, and that honest. And I would never suspect her of any wrong.... Things like my baby and my wife are a lot more important to me than being in one of the top ten grossing movies of all time."—IMDb
• Ryan, the family man: "Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice. I've been in this business for a long time at my age, I've just turned 30, and I feel like my wife's career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we've both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live. And now I'm ready to work on my stuff, my career. I feel like everything's taken care of. I'm just in a really good place."—Movies.about.com
• Reese on career, marriage: "Marriage and family come before everything. You don't want to make a movie at the cost of your relationship."—Us Weekly, September 6, 2004 issue.