Ryan Phillippe knew his ex was knocked up the whole time (update: did he know?)


Earlier this week, Us Weekly reported that Ryan Phillippe may be the father of his ex-girlfriend’s gestating baby. His ex, Alexis Knapp, is currently in her second trimester, allegedly, and that would line up with their breakup, which seems to have happened in late September of last year. For some reason, I was under the impression that this whole baby daddy drama had taken Ryan by surprise, and that Alexis had maybe kept her pregnancy from him. According to People Magazine’s sources, I was wrong. It seems Alexis told Ryan about her pregnancy very soon after she found out, and Ryan has been maintaining that the paternity test should be done when the baby is born. Meanwhile, he’s just been blithely boning Amanda Seyfried, Rihanna, randoms and whoever else. While that’s obviously his right, it doesn’t make him look good, does it?

As Ryan Phillippe awaits the results of a paternity test to determine if he is the father of ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp’s unborn baby, Knapp herself is happily preparing for the birth, sources tell PEOPLE.

“She’s doing really well, handling everything and just taking it day by day,” a source says of the actress, who dated Phillippe last summer and is believed to be due in June. “She’s excited for the baby!”

As for Phillippe, he is keeping a low profile until test results come back, adds another source.

“In all likelihood, Ryan’s not doing or saying anything publicly until there’s a paternity test that proves he’s the father,” says a source close to the actor.

And although the pregnancy came as a surprise to the public, “Ryan has known from the very beginning,” adds the first source. “As soon as she found out, she told him. She found out she was pregnant while she was filming [her upcoming movie] So Undercover.”

Phillippe, 36, who has two children with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon 34, has moved on romantically, and was spotted recently cozying up to Amanda Seyfried after the premiere for her movie Red Riding Hood, as well as at the opening of his The Lincoln Lawyer last week.

Knapp appears in two upcoming movies, Project X this Thanksgiving and Miley Cyrus film So Undercover, also in the fall.

[From People]

This is looking less like a situation where “it could be anybody’s baby” and more like “Ryan is the father and he’s just in denial.” It seems like Alexis got pregnant at the tailend of their relationship, told him about it, and he was all “Is it mine?” Ugh, why is the douche so strong in Ryan? Was he always like this?

Also – Amanda Seyfried, get out. You can do better. This is your douche intervention.

UPDATE: Okay, now Us Weekly’s sources are saying Ryan had no idea that Alexis was pregnant until last month! Who to believe? I don’t know. According to Us Weekly, Alexis went to a party in mid-February and announced that she was pregnant, and that the dad was Ryan. RYAN WASN’T AT THE PARTY. Sketchy, right? Apparently, Ryan was “blindsided” when he heard Alexis’s announcement second-hand: “Alexis hadn’t even talked to Ryan before that party.” Oh, and apparently Reese is being “supportive” during this difficult time for Ryan.



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  1. Lisa says:

    Yes, he’s a major asshole.

  2. jc126 says:

    I’m not at all surprised. One has to assume Amanda Seyfried knew, as well, if they split and got back together.

  3. Riley says:

    He’s such a tool. Seriously, though, I know he said earlier he would take responsibility for the child if in fact it is his. That should really mean more than paying child support for 18 years. Children need parents who participate in their lives. He needs to fight for visitation and work to include this new child into the family he has with Ava and Deacon. This should be kind of interesting. Ryan seems very immature and selfish to me (I will admit I don’t like him. He is greasy and a terrible actor but what evs). Anyway, he doesn’t seem smart enough to me to be able to balance all that is in his life but who knows. Maybe he will grow up a little from all of this.

  4. brin says:

    He and Jude Law are almost interchangeable in their douche behavior.

  5. happygirl says:

    “This is your douche intervention”
    Hahahhahahahaha!! Agreed.

  6. Rita says:

    “It seems like Alexis got pregnant at the tailend….”

    Yep, that’s where everyone gets pregnant.

  7. Celebitchy says:

    I swear he timed the release of this news to coincide with his movie. Bad news is better than no news.

  8. di butler says:

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for this girl who was barebacking it with a known swinging dick like Ryan? Uh, no. Pass.

  9. Quest says:

    And this is the man who was giving advice yesterday about crap. Right…I will take Ryan’s advice with a pinch of salt

  10. kmn says:

    He used to be so attractive, but his behavior has made him SO gross in my opinion. Wonder what Reese thinks about all this…

  11. GIA says:

    why the hell are y’all calling him a douche???? he is a great father to the kids he has and most likely will be to the one on the way. so he likes girl?! what’s wrong with that? i didn’t see no ring on any of the fingers of the ladies he’s been seeing. why a guy is considered a douche for keeping his options open is beyond me. and I am a woman.

  12. Hautie says:

    “Am I supposed to feel sorry for this girl who was barebacking it with a known swinging dick like Ryan? Uh, no. Pass.”

    I agree.

  13. kai says:

    I thought you could take a paternity test before the baby is born? …?

    I liked Lainey’s take on this, that we shouldn’t be applauding him for doing “the right thing” when its THE ONLY thing to do. Also, I kind of think part of being a good father is to not have children with random hook-ups.

  14. Isabel says:

    I’m loving the placement of this mess next to Reese’s happy wedding story.

  15. Dana M says:

    He sucks.

  16. NayNay says:

    I used to LOVE ME some Ryan Phillippe, but lately, he has become such a major douchebag. Or, perhaps, he was one all along, and I was too blind to see it. Shame on these lame chicks who keep getting with him. My guess is, he must be really good in bed, in order for him to be hooking up as much as he does.


    He is a douchebag for cheating on Reese with that Abbie chick. And, I am sure there were plenty more random lays that he had, but we haven’t been made aware of all of them. Anybody can be a great father, but it takes a hell of a real man to be a DAD!!! Which, in my opinion, he ain’t much of a real man. He’s still a LITTLE BOY!

  17. silken_floss says:

    Ugh, why is the douche so strong in Ryan?


  18. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    I still think his sperm has to be some of the strongest sperm ever. Those littles guys just keep swimming and swimming until they hit their target I mean…geeze ha. Scientists should study it.

  19. Wendy City says:

    I know Reese is like ‘what the hell was i thinking?’

  20. Nicki says:

    Amanda needs to run away as fast as she can. How does he keep getting all these attractive women?! He is not bad looking, but his behavior is a major put off.

  21. Rachael says:

    Ew. He is so gross. Reece and her Southern snobbiness is all….SO TACKY and is disgusted with him…as she should be.

  22. Relli says:

    @ Isabel i am also loving the position with Reese’s post, nice CB!

    I also agree with Lainey, why do men get applauded for taking care of their own children? Its the only thing for him to do and as far as Amanda… well know I think she is has moved into that “he would never treat me like this.” Well at least she has moved to denial the next step is acceptance…..

  23. Riley says:

    Yeah, I am kind of wondering why he is referred to as such a great father? He gets papped smoking dope in his car, so he obviously drives around stoned. Does he do this while his kids are in the car? We really don’t know. We can only hope he doesn’t. Also, he really doesn’t seem to respect women. What kind of example does this set for his young daughter? “Oh, Honey, it is ok if men screw you and then dump you or screw you while he is screwing someone else. Or screw you, get you pregnant, tell you that you are a slut and demand a praternity test before he admits the child is his. It is what men do.” I am just curious why the Ryan lovers love him so much. He seems really gross to me.

  24. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I believe the mere fact that Amanda is dating him all but confirms Ryan’s douche status. She dumped Askars to get back together with her cheating tool of a boyfriend whats-his-cock (as Charlie would say). She likes her men slimey.

  25. Chris says:

    I remember hearing an interview on Howard Stern and he spoke alot about this girl – youtube it. He was defianely with her and into her for quite awhile so this fake surprise act of his is really off-putting. He and Amanda appear to be users and deserve each other.

  26. amanda says:

    Such a douche. I hope AS drops him quickly. Really don’t understand why he has supporters.

  27. sapphire says:

    @Morticians-the local phrase is “what’s his nuts”.

    Anybody remember Liz Hurley who had the same situation?

  28. sapphire says:

    @Morticians-the local phrase is “what’s his nuts”.

    Anybody remember Liz Hurley who had the same situation?

  29. nanster says:

    Good Lord – pregnancy is preventable! WTF???? Sounds like Alexis Knapp should have gone after a bigger star (bigger payout).

  30. Roma says:

    I get that mistakes happen, but:

    I am 31 years old. I have been having sex since I was 17. Subtract the time that I was married and/or in serious relationships and I would say that leaves me with a solid 6 years of seriously boning casual men. I will admit that.

    But I have never been pregnant ONCE. Because I hyper vigilant about birth control. When this girls get pregnant after short flings or towards the tail end of a relationship I get nothing but suspicious. So yeah, paternity test the hell out of that baby.

    I don’t know why but girls like this make me angry. Maybe I’m just a bitch.

  31. TG says:

    As others were saying above, I think when you have a daughter it is your responsibility to treat the mother and all women with respect otherwise he is telling Ava it is ok to marry a man like him and accept that kind of treatment. No it isn’t, he is a douche.

    @Relli – I agree with you too and with Lainey it is your job to be a good parent no awards given. My husband always says that about Mother’s and Father’s Day. You shouldn’t expect some damn award for it. Don’t have kids if you are looking for a special day to be honored for doing what you are supposed to be doing in the first place.

  32. Working says:

    While I do agree with Lainey’s point ( there IS no other option other than taking responsibility), I can’t help but think Ryan is still a step up than some…remember the Eddie Murphy / Spice Girl baby drama?? Now THAT is a REAL douche. I think Ryan just out having fun, the chances of knocking someone up are greater tho the more sex you have i guess! I don’t think he’s a total tool, but i think he learned a lesson.

  33. Denver Danni says:

    Douche or not, being a dad seems to be the only thing he does well.

  34. Bodhi says:

    Ditto Roma. Preventing a pregnancy is not a hard thing to do. Granted, accidents DO happen, but when a pregnancy occurs *right* before people break up or after a 1 or 2 night stand I always get suspicious.

    I don’t understand why he doesn’t spring for an in-utero paternity test. They are expensive, but its not like he is hurting for money

  35. Newbie says:

    “I kind of think part of being a good father is to not have children with random hook-ups.”

    @Kai: AMEN.

  36. brin says:

    Now US has “Ryan was blindsided by this”….sheesh, gotta love pr people.

  37. Lisa Turtle says:

    Poor Amanda Seyfriend.

    Now I’m convinced she is a nice person, because only the nicest, most trusting girls fall for repeat offending douchebags. (As opposed to the bitches who can figure out whats up)

    First Amanda was with that awful co-star from Mama Mia, Dominic Cooper, who cheated on her multiple times.

    Now, she is with Ryan “Dead Beat Dad” Phillippe. He’s such a loser.

    I feel so bad for Amanda, the attraction to douchebags is strong for that one.

  38. Cherry Rose says:

    She is really not that attractive, and really is not Ryan’s usual type.

  39. the original bellaluna says:

    Maybe the reason he’s not insisting on an in utero paternity test is…he’s actually concerned for the welfare of the baby. Shock!

    *hangs head in shame for defending such a douchey bastard*

  40. Anti-icon says:

    This is some seriously careless behavior all around. I mean, babies/families should be planned. But I will say this, all parties involved are VERY attractive…..the baby will most likely be beautiful. There’s that.

  41. Franny says:

    Could it be remotely possible that this woman isn’t upset about the pregnancy, and that she isn’t asking for anyone’s sympathy/understanding/respect? I’m not sure why people on here are talking about her like she’s a welfare recipient trying to snag a baby daddy. My only issue with her is that she chose this short, untalented, greasy cad to father her child.

  42. serena says:

    This Alexis sounds like a bitch.
    Bitch+douche = ohmygod!

  43. Franny says:

    And Roma, who knows what went on behind closed doors. Maybe this pregnancy was intentional on her part. Not everyone is scared of being a mother out of wedlock, especially not successful models who can afford nannies.

  44. melinda says:

    @Roma. ITA! I am pretty much in the same situation. It isn’t hard to prevent pregnancy if you are even remotely smart about it. Still think Ryan is a douche though.

  45. cici says:

    um HI!

    i don’t know about all of you but when i have sex, i take responsibility for MYSELF NOT GETTING PREGNANT. why would i rely on the other person? it’s not their body.

    what a NOVEL concept!

  46. cici says:

    also, alexis knapp is sooooo gorgeous. so is he, for that matter.

  47. hottathanholywatta says:

    How does this bloated , no talent, has-been keep getting these good looking girls?? He deserves to be with linsday lohan

  48. carrie says:

    as boyfriend or husband, he seems awful but as dad,he looks dedicated

  49. Roma says:

    @Franny: I’m totally saying that it was intentional on her part.

    I know very few women who really, really want to have a baby with a divorced man that they’re only “casually” having a relationships with, especially if the relationship is almost finished with. It is naive to think that fame and status have nothing to do with it.

  50. fabgrrl says:

    For months, I have been agonizing, every day whether or not to approach my husband with the idea that we discuss the possibility of having another child in a few years. And these tools just throw their DNA at each other like its nothing. That goes for the men and the women both. You are making a BABY – a real, little, person who needs you to be a responsible adult.

  51. Ally says:

    Once again, proof of the slim straight-serial-monogamist pickings in Hollywood, that young actresses with promising careers are lining up to date douches like Ryan Philippe and Justin Timberlake.

  52. Bodhi says:

    @original bellaluna – An in-utero paternity test doesn’t have to be harmful to the baby. They are more expensive, sure, but not necessarily more harmful.

    A good friend of my husband was in a similar situation (it was a 2 night stand tho, not a relationship of any sort)

  53. lcat says:

    Wait. Am I wrong or can’t they do paternity tests before the baby is born? Shouldn’t he want to know as soon as possible so he can support the mother of his child through her pregnancy? Birthing children is not cheap and can be emotionally tolling if you don’t have a support system. Also, unless he has reason to believe this girl was stepping out on him wouldn’t the mature thing be to assume the child is his until the paternity test. I think he knows it is his and is just putting off owning up to it. This whole situation reeks of douche.

  54. Mimi says:

    I’m def not a Ryan fan but he does seem to be a good dad. So, hopefully he will be a good dad to the new baby if it is his. They were both very immature and irresponsible to let this happen. though. I too have to wonder if maybe this was intentional on her part.

  55. OXA says:

    Wasn’t Reese 6 months pregnant when they got married. I wonder if he asked Reese if it was his.

  56. Black Beauty says:

    Are you people crazy??????? Not one of you know what the sitution is between Ryan of Alexis. Clearly the the author of this article didn’t have his/her facts straigt before he/she posted anything so he/she is a “Douch”. And so what he’s asking for a paternity test that’s his god given right. As the the person asking can’t she take a paternity test before the baby is born she can. But most doctors would not advise a healthy young woman to have an ameniocentesis if there is no health issues with the mother or the fetus. So they will have to wait until the baby is born.

  57. sandy says:

    sorry, still like ryan, he is single and an adult, he makes mistakes like any human (cheating on reese was wrong, if true) but other than that, he is a single man…go get em..tiger lol he is not holding a gun to these people heads, why did this person get pregnant?

  58. Snarky_Pup says:

    Major creep. Also, it’s worth mentioning that Ryan is 10 years older than this girl, and nearly 10 years older than Seyfried. He cheated on Reese with Abby Cornish. Just another Hollywood guy who can’t control himself, except that he has zero talent.

  59. Franny says:

    These people don’t live by average middle class standards. Mortgage payments, car notes, health premiums, gas costs, food, clothing, school tuitions, spending quality time with your offspring while you hold down a nine to five…these are all middle class concerns. It’s why unwanted pregnancies are so devastating to us average folk. Most of us just can’t afford to have kids willy-nilly.
    And when you’re a single middle class lady, there’s the added emotional worry of ” Who’s gonna want me with a kid?”.

    But this girl is a model, probably has money if she’s hob-nobbing around in Hollywood, and will most likely have nannies to care for her kid. She’s gorgeous, so no concern as to who will want to commit to her and her baby. As for getting knocked up for fame and status, WHAT fame and status? That’s not George Clooney up there, it’s Ryan “Can Barely Remember A Film He’s Been In Mr.Reese Witherspoon’s Ex” Philippe.

  60. hatekyle says:

    @Roma: I totally agree with the last sentence of your comment, no doubt about it.

  61. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Somewhere in Hollywood Jessica Biel is banging her head against the wall wishing she had thought of this.

    @sapphire, gotcha. Guess Charlie bastardized whats-his-nuts, when he said whats-his-cock?

  62. Camille says:

    He’s another Halle Berry; pretty on the outside, major douche a**hole on the inside.

  63. hatekyle says:

    @mimi (#54): seriously, you call ryan a good dad? i guess gifting your kids with an illegitimate sibling is a good dad. and at 36, you give him a free pass for being immature and irresponsible? get outta here…it’s not like ryan can audition for MTV’s Teen Dad!

  64. Fuzzy Cat says:

    Well said di butler!

  65. Kristin says:

    “Ugh, why is the douche so strong in Ryan?”

    ‘The douche is strong with this one.’ xD Ohhhh Star Wars quotes.

  66. latam says:

    i dont get why he’s a douche. his ex girlfriend might be pregnant and he’s waiting to see if hes the dad…did he leave her knowing she was pregnant??

    what is he actually doing wrong? it’s as much her fault as it is his

  67. Zelda says:


    Why is everyone hating him over this?

  68. di butler says:

    He’s probably well and truly a selfish douche, (he is an actor, after all), but this chick by passed about 70 different forms of birth control, morning after pills, and even an abortion. This is a money/fame baby. AKA, Hollywood Baby.

  69. dovesgate says:

    Yeah. I don’t understand why he’s being labeled a douche for waiting to find out if its his. He broke up with baby mama before knowing she was pregnant. Big deal. I had broken up with my ex before finding out I was pregnant with my first (broken condom baby – oops).

    I don’t even care that he’s sleeping his way around Hollywood. Thats what Hollywood people do as far as I can tell.

    Who knows, maybe he did offer to pay for an in-utero test. Maybe she turned it down. I’ve had an amnio before – its not fun and I’d never have had it done if I didn’t absolutely have to.

  70. hatekyle says:

    @dovesgate: most douche-s don’t know either why people think they are douchebags…and fellow douche can’t tell one from the other…it’s like the game “spot the difference.” i know it’s hard…

  71. The H says:

    No one ever mentions how young he looks. He is 37 but looks like a college freshman! I’m rather obsessed with this factoid.

  72. dovesgate says:

    @hatekyle: Kudos to you for having that self recognition. Have a lovely day.

  73. latam says:

    hes does look incredible for his age!

  74. madylane says:

    I don’t see the doucheyness like I do with Jude Law and some others. He seems like a relly good dad. We see equal pics of him with the kids as we do Reese with the kids. Some article I read said he didn’t want to do the in utero paternity test cuz it can be a risk for miscarriage. That sounds like someone who will be a good dad and may even hope it is his. Lots of guys would be throwing money at the mom telling her to take care of it.

  75. Trashaddict says:

    I have never understood the appeal of this bozo.
    Never sat through an entire film of his. Find his face very vanilla. Hollywood is so full of little cookie cutters, they all seem to use the same damn botox and have the same damn surgeons. Blah, blah, blah.

  76. Zelda says:



    Am I missing some inter-poster drama here?

    @The H
    Holy Dinah.
    That IS interesting.