'She doesn't care for him': Reese Witherspoon freezes out ex-husband Ryan Phillippe for his 'messy life'

Reese and Ryan, co-parents to Ava and Deacon, are at odds with each other of late after their children have grown up

'She doesn't care for him': Reese Witherspoon freezes out ex-husband Ryan Phillippe for his 'messy life'
Reese Witherspoon last attended a red carpet event with Ryan Phillippe, then her husband, in 2006 (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Once they were the most beloved Hollywood couples in the naughties decade. But Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe today are not even fond of speaking to each other. The situation between the two has soured to such an extent, that Reese is freezing out her ex-husband from her life.

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Reese and Ryan exchanged nuptials in 1999 on the heels of their ‘Cruel Intensions’ success. But the marriage didn’t last long as the duo decided to call it off in November 2006, with Reese filing for divorce after 7 years together. However, the pair decided to stay close to co-parent their children, Ava and Deacon. But with their children all grown up, Reese seems to want nothing to do with him.

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A source close to the former couple told RadarOnline that Reese and Ryan have now cut all ties since their daughter and son are on their own now. "Reese and Ryan maintained a civil relationship when they were making decisions about their children — but that's gone now," the source dished. The insider also added that the ‘Just like Heaven’ star now doesn’t even care about Ryan or his "messed up" life. "Reese still sees Ryan's life is messy, and she doesn't want to be drawn into it," the source said. "She doesn't care for him — or see the need to be buddies."

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Reese Witherspoon Is visited by her husband Ryan Phillippe and their child on the set of 'Legally Blonde' on October 21, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Eric Ford/Online USA)

Talking about their personal differences, the insider said Reese is still exasperated with being dragged into the trial against Ryan. For those who didn't know, in 2017, Ryan’s ex-girlfriend model Elsie Hewitt slammed the actor with a $1 million lawsuit accusing him of assaulting her in his Los Angeles Home. The model claimed that Ryan “braced his body and violently threw her down his staircase as hard as he could" after the two got into a fight.

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Reese Witherspoon attends the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. 1184596
Reese Witherspoon attends the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. 1184596 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)

She even presented bruises on her body as evidence in court. But Ryan denied all these allegations and accused Elsie of trying to extort him for money. In response to Ryan’s allegations, Elsie claimed he was addicted to “cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids.” She even dragged Reese into this mess and listed her name in her witness list.

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Ryan Phillippe attends the Fanatics Super Bowl Party at 3Labs on February 12, 2022 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

This trial ended with Ryan settling with Elsie in 2019. Talking about the trial, Ryan said he tried to keep Reese out of this mess but he failed miserably. However, Reese has moved on from him in her life for a while now. After divorcing Ryan in 2007, she remarried in 2011, exchanging nuptials with talent agent Jim Toth. They have one son, Tennessee, 10.

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