Ryan Phillippe is still a horndog, possibly cheating on Abbie Cornish

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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.

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  1. joan says:

    once a cheater, always a cheater.

  2. Ally says:

    Cornish’s profile rose big-time with Bright Star. She’s being treated as one of the serious young actresses, to be given good parts and awards.

    It may be that Philippe decided to cheat and get out before he found himself the partner of another blonde who outshone him.

  3. Olga says:

    Abbie is such a beautiful & talented actress…¨Candy¨ which she filmed alongside Heath Ledger is one of the most emotionally moving & powerful movies I´ve ever seen & just one example of her magical & unique presence on screen. She doesn´t need Ryan Phillippe to help her career. I agree with Ally:
    ¨It may be that Philippe decided to cheat and get out before he found himself the partner of another blonde who outshone him.¨
    Abbie Cornish will shine on with out him!

  4. neelyo says:

    Maybe he mistook Panetierre for a lost child playing dress up and wanted to help her find her mommy.

    Shouldn’t he be focusing on his barely existent acting career?

  5. minki says:

    If they will do it with you they will do it to you…looks good on both of them!

  6. Essie says:

    I just want to point this out to Abbe: Honey, he cheated on his wife and two babies with you. What did you expect? His wife became a star and he became “Mr. Reese Witherspoon” and hated it. You were a nobody then, now you are getting praise for being a good actress. He can’t stand it when his woman outshines him. Prepare to be dumped, dear!!!

  7. DD says:

    I was thinking is she being nominated for an oscar? Maybe that’s his weakness. Oh well can’t say I’d feel bad for her if this is true.

  8. P says:

    Calm down Reese fans. This is The National Enquirer, the publication that made you wet your panties by reporting that Reese and Jake would be married by year’s end…two years in a row. Abbie and Ryan were seen with the children in October, if you’ll bother to recall, and the pix from then show them very much affectionate toward each other. This is just made up crap.

  9. nona says:

    This is a plant from Reese’s PR people.
    Since she is boyfriendless recently, she wants to put Ryan’s relationship in a bad light too.
    She is standing on Aniston territory now and she knows it! ;D

  10. nnn says:

    “Once a cheater always a cheater” didn’t stop Paul Newman to stay married and faithfull to his second wife with whom he cheated when he was with bthe first one…and it lasted 50 years until death did them apart.

    If that guy cheats then it was never REAL love to begin with and he has no eucation whatsoever to dump the woman before he actually go to the next one.

    OVERLAPPING, EATING both meals at the same time is what is wrong. Leaving someone for another one is being true and showing the minimum of consideration and respect even if it’s hurtful.

  11. Feebee says:

    Yes, this may be from the National Enquirer but it’s the same National Enquirer that broke the Tiger Woods debacle and pointed same accurate fingers at John Edwards.

    However, while this may not be true, chances are if he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you, especially if you get more famous than him.

  12. DrM says:

    @nnn – you aren’t seriously comparing (or mentioning them in the same context) that douche Phillipe to PAUL NEWMAN are you???? My computer just exploded…

  13. P says:

    DrM, this only goes to show how short people’s memories are. I get the reference to Newman and Woodward. They were EACH married when they co-starred in “Long Hot Summer” and each divorced in order to marry each other. Newman had two young children. But the difference is that there weren’t any tabloid mags or internet gossip sites to call Joanne names and condemn Paul. So now the only thing people remember is that he was a constant husband. What happened to once a cheater, always a cheater? Sheeze, leave Ryan and Abbie alone.

  14. rachel says:

    LOL at source.
    Sounds like bullshit to me…

  15. irishserra says:


    LOL!! ROFLMAO!!!

    “Leaving someone for another one is being true and showing the minimum of consideration and respect even if it’s hurtful.”

    Nope. Being “true” is maintaining your commitments, your promises, no matter how painful. Being “true” is being honest and up front right away and acknowledging that you don’t have the stones to stick it out in a relationship, so stop pretending you do and stop making promises you can’t keep.

    THAT’S being true.

  16. lucy2 says:

    In general, it seems that someone who cheats will likely cheat again, and if you’re the person he left his wife and kids for, you can’t be too surprised. There are exceptions of course where the second relationship is the one =but I think it’s rare.

    I think there’s a big difference between cheating constantly and lying to your spouse that everything’s fine (Tiger Woods) and realizing that you’ve truly fallen in love with someone else and ending your marriage (Paul Newman). It’s usually something that takes a long time to tell, but if there’s already rumors of Ryan cheating on Abbie, I’d guess he’s the former rather than the latter.

  17. P says:

    lucy2, there are rumors at this site, and the various sites that quote it. NO ONE else bothered with that NE story. Did you notice that Reese was in NY for Xmas away from the kids? She was. Did you notice that a large group of people picked Abbie up at LAX on Dec. 23? I think the pair have holed up for the holidays with their extended families and stories like Nat’l Enquirer are trying to smoke them out with a statement. Abbie and Ryan have been together for over two years. That drives the sites run by scandal crazy and Reese’s bitter fans even crazier.

  18. Justme says:

    Last week’s US Weekly reported that Abbie and Ryan were still going strong after two years together. Reportedly Ryan bought a necklace for her Christmas present. (It was in the US issue about Reese and Jake’s big breakup.)

  19. Lizzy says:

    Ryan Phillippe is ten times better person than Reese
    Witherspoon, ask people who know them both.

    I was happy when Ryan left Reese, too bad that Jake Gyllenhaal was stupid enough to showmance with that phony woman.

  20. Liz says:

    I’m so tired of people bringing up NE and John Edwards story. That’s one story. How mant times have they reported that Dr Phil , Rachael Ray, and Oprah and broken up w/ their spouses I have seen at least 10 covers for each couple.How many times has Liz Taylor been near death. How many times did they Patrick Sawayze had 5 weeks, or 3 months to live. He lived almost 2 years after they claimed he had 5 weeks to live. They are correct less than 10% of the time

  21. tiffi says:

    National Enquirer is so stupid. US Weekly wrote they are together. He was in Canada with her in November .