Ryan Phillippe wants Abbie Cornish to be his kids’ step-mom

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Ryan Phillippe may be planning to propose to Abbie Cornish, according to In Touch Weekly, which also had the story about Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhall’s impending nuptials. It seemed like some In Touch editor was like, “Hey, let’s have a story about how Reese’s ex is getting married too!” If they really wanted to make it hilarious, In Touch should have had Reese and Ryan Phillippe having a double wedding – to other people! Shocking.

So In Touch is claiming that Ryan “plans to propose soon” and that “they basically are already married since they live together.” Which I think means I’m married to my dog, since we also live together. My dog and I even sleep in the same room! Oh my God, we are married! Anyhoodle, these engagement stories come out every once in a while, and I don’t put much stock in them. Especially since the last gossip about Ryan and Abbie was about Ryan’s wandering eye in Cannes.

Ryan Phillippe has called his divorce from Reese Witherspoon “the worst time of my life,” but these days, the 34-year-old seems to be in a much happier place. According to an insider, the actor and his longtime girlfriend Abbie Cornish, 26, are already to take the next step.

“Ryan has said several times that he wants to marry Abbie,” the insider tells In Touch. “He plans to propose soon!”

The insider adds that it won’t be much of a change because “they basically are already married since they live together.”

They also won’t be planning a splashy affair.

“Abbie wants a low-key wedding, nothing too huge, and so does Ryan,” says the insider. The couple has even talked about having children of their own.

“Ryan thinks Abbie will be a great step mom to Ava and Deacon, and they want to have a baby together one day.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition, June 22 2009]

The step-mom thing … will people get worked up over that? I hope not. Whether or not you think that Ryan’s a cheater, I feel pretty good saying that he’s a great dad, and he wouldn’t bring the wrong woman into his kids’ lives. And people don’t get worked up about Jake Gyllenhaal being in the kids’ lives – or maybe that’s because we think Jake’s so dreamy? I don’t think Ryan’s a bad guy, but I still think Reese deserved an upgrade. So does Abbie, for that matter.

Here are Abbie and Ryan with Ava watching Deacon’s baseball game on June 6th. Images thanks to WENN.com .

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  1. Ggirl says:

    step-mom or not, Ryan will never be able to keep it in his pants

  2. Cinderella says:

    That should keep Abbie busy while he’s running around.

  3. nimble minx says:

    funny, didn’t he denydenydeny when it was rumored he was having an affair w/Cornish when he was still married?

    in any case, he may be a lousy husband but he is clearly a good father and I agree, he wouldn’t bring the wrong woman in to his kids’ lives.

    but I’ll add this…if Cornish thinks he’ll be faithful to HER, she’s deluded.

  4. Iggles says:

    Wow, here comes the Ryan hate.

    I’m not sure if this report is true, but Abbie gets along great with the kids. Ryan is a great dad. I wish them the best.

    To me, Ryan is alot more likable than Reese. They had been going to therapy for years. Some marriages just don’t work out.

  5. wow says:

    wow, Reese cloned herself, cute little doggie underbite and all.

  6. OXA says:

    Is that supposed to be an upgrade from mistress?

  7. sarcra says:

    Whenever I see Ryan Phillipe, I see an insecure man whose ego couldn’t handle his wife’s success. Not someone desirable in the least!

  8. Rosanna says:

    Ditto sarcra! I hope Abbie runs away before it’s too late for her too.

  9. heather says:

    whenever I see Reese fans hating all over Ryan when they have absolutely no idea what went on in that marriage I imagine a fat girl who’s never had a boyfriend.

  10. Jillian says:

    what is that saying… when a man marries his mistress, it leaves a vacancy in that position?

    and no, i have no idea what happened in ryan’s and reese’s marriage, but it is NEVER right to cheat.

  11. Eileen Yover says:

    This kids have it made! Jake as the “stepdad” and Ryan as the dad?? Helloooooo!!! I’m not huge fans but they are very pretty!

  12. eternalcanadian says:

    well, obviously ryan doesn’t have any hang-ups after his marriage to reese, probably coz he was the one dickering around, yeah?

  13. ryan says:

    Who are you to say if anyone’s a good dad or not just by looking at pictures all day long?

  14. Eileen Yover says:

    Whoa “ryan” grab a sense of humor and get over yourself. It was an observation made on celebrity children and thier pretty parents. Are you a Sarah Palin fan??

  15. move on says:

    Did anyone expect 23 year-old movie stars who got married because of an unplanned pregnancy to live happily ever after?

    Reese and Ryan were a terrible match. They were separated more then they were together while they were “married”.

    Now they have both moved on it’s a shame their fans can’t just let go and still be fans of both of them. And it is obvious that they are good parents even if it is just from the occational picture or video.

  16. lunachick says:

    A friend of mine lived in the same building with Resse & Ryan in NYC, back when they were married. She said Reese was totally domineering, shouting at Ryan all the time, just awful to him. Described Ryan as an in-love puppy dog.

    I don’t mean to excuse cheating at all, just saying it seems like they really didn’t belong together.

  17. Nebraska says:

    Sometimes you choose more suitable partners when you get older since you know yourself better. When in your twenties, it is about the hormones; thirties is more about friendship and companionship. I enjoyed that first movie that Ryan and Reese starred in together; I can remember it vividly and yet cannot call it’s title.

  18. Dirty Martini says:

    Apparently Reese and Ryan have both moved way on.

    Too bad some of the posters here havent.

  19. Jess says:

    “Quick kids, I see cameras. Hold my hand and smile like I’m awesome.”

  20. Judy says:

    Divorce doesnt always suck for kids. I have friends that were so happy when their parents finally got a divorce. They were so sick of the fighting and their father cheatingn and the boozing. When they divorce happened their whole lives changed and they were much happier. Ryan is an ass but when you marry someone you dont love because they are pregnant this usally happens. I dont think much of her choice for a step mother but birds of a feather is what they are lol It will be the 2 cheaters sharing visitations together, because they will never get custody unless reese dies si it isnt like theyn will have much to do with how those kids are raised lol actually they can be babysitters while Reese has vacations lolm ooops isnt that what this “other woman was”??

  21. di says:

    once a cheat, always a cheat, hope she can handle what is coming downthe road.