Did Ryan Philippe’s pregnant ex set him up to get papped with her?

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There are new photos of Ryan Phillippe out with his heavily pregnant ex girlfriend, actress Alexis Knapp, 21, in LA on Monday. US Weekly has the photos. Alexis got pregnant last fall presumably right before she and Ryan broke it off. (After she allegedly busted him making out with another girl at his birthday party.) The last we heard of Ryan, he had sent Alexis $5,000 worth of gifts for the baby, a story that sounds suspiciously planted by his PR people to make him look good. However, it’s possible that Alexis is pulling a Samantha Burke (remember her? – Jude Law’s hookup and the mother of his youngest child) and that she’s playing this for all it’s worth.

On Monday, Ryan Phillippe was photographed in Los Angeles for the very first time with Alexis Knapp, his very pregnant ex-girlfriend. Phillippe and the model-actress, who dated on and off last year, were snapped picking up cold beverages at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf before heading into an obstetrician’s office. Phillippe, 36, then dropped off the first-time mom-to-be, 21, at her home.

Back in March, Us Weekly was first to break news that Knapp was expecting — and had announced to pals that ex Phillippe (they split for good in September 2010) was the father.

The Lincoln Lawyer actor (dad to Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, with ex-wife Reese Witherpsoon) has remained mum his ex’s talked-about pregnancy. “He doesn’t know if he’s the father,” one insider told Us, adding that he plans to take a paternity test. “If it’s his, he’ll take responsibility.”

So Undercover star Knapp, meanwhile is “really excited to be a mom,” another insider said.

She has similarly not spoken publicly about her baby-to-be, who is reportedly due soon. “Alexis has maintained her silence and will continue to do so,” her rep told Us in March. “She continues to appreciate the love and support of her family and friends.

[From US Weekly]

Alexis may be “maintaining her silence,” but I do believe she called the paps for this little outing with Ryan. Ryan has long bitched about how much he hates the paparazzi and he looks miserable in those photos while Alexis looks like she’s ready for it with her cute maternity tube top and sipping her tea. (Check out her Kabbalah bracelet.) Plus these photos are with agency Pacific Coast News. They also have exclusive photos of Alexis at a maternity fashion show for Pea in The Pod in May, (below) and I would bet she has a contact there. At least Ryan is seeing her and trying to step up to the plate. He probably won’t wait to meet the baby until lawyers are involved like Jude Law did, but Alexis better watch it. If she keeps pulling stunts like this Ryan might be as willing to help her with the baby – or with child support.

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Photo of Alexis credit: Pedro Andrade/Gaz Shirley, Pacific Coast News. Ryan is shown out drunk in Hollywood on 6/13/11, credit: David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com, at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on 6/11/11 and at a benefit for One Voice Scholars Program on 6/5/11. He looks hot there! Credit: WENN.com

 

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  1. the original bellaluna says:

    Hide yo booze! Hide yo crack! The Blohan is on the loose!

    And I’m totally sure she did. Nothing says “fame-whore” like getting pregnant with a baby by someone who’s more famous than you!

  2. brin says:

    I didn’t know she was only twenty one.
    Ryan needs to use a condom stat if he doesn’t want future Phillippes.

  3. Jana says:

    Hell, yeah, she did. Ryan doesn’t really get papped, rarely.

  4. Sloane Wyatt says:

    I CALL OUT US magazine for photoshopping Ryan and babymama together. FAKE!

    But sleazy easy Ryan WAS excellent in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ – what a great flick. I sure would love more good movies worth the ticket price like this one instead of the latest stinking crap of the pr-ck Michael Bay.

  5. Isabel says:

    This baby will be the sibling of Ava and Deacon. I’ll bet Reese is fit to be tied!

  6. Iggles says:

    Eww at the age difference! He’s 36 and she’s 21! So last year they were 20 and 35? It’s legal but a few years ago she was in high school! Yuck.

    I don’t like this chick. Ryan is douchey, but I’m pulling for him. I’m sure if he’s the dad, he’ll be a great father. I don’t think he’ll pull a Jude Law, even if the mom is a famewhore wannabe..

  7. Victoria says:

    FIRST of all, let’s get something crystal clear. It takes two to get pregnant. It’s about time he stepped up to the plate and made an effort. I would suggest that he wear a condom, or perhaps abstain from sex altogether if he doesn’t understand the risks of pregnancy involved with sex. Get real people, and stop bashing these women.

  8. EMA says:

    Wow! Ryan looks really pissy in the pap photos. It’s obvious he’s not happy about Alexis’s pregnancy or being papped.

    Anyone else think that this statement “Alexis has maintained her silence and will continue to do so. She continues to appreciate the love and support of her family and friends” is a veiled threat to Ryan?
    If worded basely, it would probably read ‘Alexis appreciates the hush money she’s received from Ryan to date and will remain silent as long as the hush money keeps rolling in!

    OR am I being pedantic?

  9. Bee says:

    Hes an idiot for getting her pregnant. If she were a famewhore, I think she’d be blabbing to every tab out there, not getting pap’d 1 freakin time with her baby daddy. Geez give this woman a break, she’s barely the legal drinking age and stupid Ryan should have wrapped his sh!t up.

    If the child is his, he has to pay support whether he wants to or not. Have no sympathy for him and don’t get why shes getting bashed

  10. Embee says:

    His baby momma (21) is closer in age to his daughter (11) than to him (36).

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Embee – Ewww…

  12. junk573r says:

    Victoria, I don’t understand your comment. You said it takes two people to get pregnant and then use the rest of your comment to shit on Ryan as if it’s only his fault. I agree wearing a condom is a no brainer but a lot (I’m finding out way more than I would have guessed) girls lie about being on birth control or are inept at consistently taking it. I used to think the guy was a dickweed because of the way this site portrays him and his general pissy face whenever he was papped but after seeing endless interviews while pimping Lincoln Lawyer, I found him pretty laid back and likeable. Time will tell but I think he’s stepped up so far.

  13. tapioca says:

    “I would suggest that he wear a condom.”

    Maybe he did? An aspiring actress just about to get dumped by her much more famous boyfriend and looking for a meal ticket has ways around those, while the time-line is WAY too sketchy for this to be an “accident”.

  14. bluhare says:

    Yeah, who’d have thought that getting knocked up was a savvy career move. Child support for 18+ years? Job security.

  15. Wresa says:

    bluhare – IN THIS ECONOMY…

  16. dahlia1947 says:

    Well she WAS at the Pregnancy Awards so I guess she is gettin’ somewhere. lol

  17. Betsy says:

    You know, part of the problem with Ryan is that he has a jerk face. I thought Lincoln Lawyer was great and he comes across just fine in interviews. He just LOOKS like an a$$. His PR people need to make him practice making a non-douchey expression. His kinder, gentler Blue Steel.

    Yep, I think Ryan is OK. I mean, he is going to the OB/GYN appointments with her and seems to be a great dad to the other two kids.

    I am cutting ol’ Ry Guy some slack.

  18. Victoria says:

    Showing up to one appointment isn’t stepping up so far.

  19. sandy#1 says:

    poor ryan, i like him, of course she is fame seeking,i think he thought he was done with her, he was great in his last film.

  20. Micki says:

    @EVA (8)I thought the same or even worse -that she is not sure either who the father is…so after the test it can be resolved for both of them without much ado provided she gets “good bye” present. Silence is indeed golden.

  21. Danni says:

    These two were NEVER exlusive how I understand it, so really should not be mad that he might date others just as she did when they were dating off and on. Silly girl!! I think that Ryan likes to have fun, but that doesn not make him sleazy really.
    Anyway, yeah, this definitely looks like a set-up, but I will give her the benefit of the doubt and say that her firends are repsonsible.