Call me crazy, but I think the National Enquirer may be on to something with this report – they’re claiming that Ryan Phillippe is “back to his horndog ways” and screwing around big time on live-in girlfriend Abbie Cornish. First, let me say this: Abbie and Ryan don’t talk about their relationship very often, so when the tabloids do report anything about them, it’s usually either extreme: either they’re getting married and planning on a million babies, or Ryan is cheating on Abbie and she’s heartbroken. Either could be true. But there’s something about Ryan that I don’t trust, so I usually believe the “Ryan is a womanizer” rumors, like the ones from a few months ago that had Ryan being a douchey tool while Abbie was promoting a film in Cannes.
Anyway, this week’s version has Ryan cheating with an assortment of no-name girls, except for one: Hayden Panettiere. Oh, yes. This is why I think there’s a whiff of truth to it – can’t you see Ryan making a move on Hayden? I can.
Ryan Phillippe seems to be chasing after every girl in Hollywood – and it has all but wrecked his romance with girlfriend Abbie Cornish, say close pals.
“Ryan and Abbie are on the rocks because he’s back to his horndog ways,” an insider told The Enquirer. “He’s been hitting the clubs regularly and desperately trying to hook up with almost every young woman he meets. His womanizing has gotten so out of hand it’s like Abbie never existed.”
While Ryan and Abbie’s relationship seemed stable as recently as late October when he visited her on the set of her film “Sucker Punch” in Vancouver, the couple hasn’t been seen in public together since.
Over the past month, Ryan has been hitting Hollywood’s trendiest hotspots alone. He was particularly flirtatious with a blonde who was having dinner with her mother at the Hollywood restaurant Dan Tana’s recently.
“He kept interrupting their meal, practically begging the girl to hang with him and his friends when she was done eating,” revealed the insider. When she turned him down, he grabbed her cell phone and saved his number on it.
Ryan was also “all over” a stunning brunette at Crown Bar, according to eyewitnesses. And he was spotted getting cozy with 20-year-old “Heroes” actress Hayden Panettiere at the Los Angeles clubs Wonderland and Voyeur.
Although Abbie knew Ryan’s cheating reputation when they started dating, she thought he’d change for her, added the insider.
“Now she’s feeling the pain of his philandering firsthand.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, January 4, 2010]
The last thing I heard about their relationship was Abbie’s cryptic interview in W Magazine back in August. She made it clear that they were together, but things could have conceivably changed in the past few months. I think the most interesting note is that they haven’t been out in public together for months – and Abbie’s had several red carpet appearances the past few months where she’s flown solo. Could it be that Ryan and Abbie are no more? If it’s true, then I say good riddance to Ryan.