Ryan Phillippe & his 25-year-old fiancee Paulina Slagter broke up


I always forget that ‘Tis The Season For Breakups. Prime breakup season for celebrities tends to be a few weeks before Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Of course, that’s also prime engagement season, so you take the good with the bad. Just after Christmas last year, Ryan Phillippe announced his engagement to Paulina Slagter, his then-girlfriend of four years. Paulina is 17 years younger than Ryan, and she was still in law school when they became engaged. I guess she’s probably got her law degree and possibly even passed the bar at this point. Which, just my opinion, is probably why she didn’t want to be tied down to a 40-something dude like Ryan.

Ryan Phillippe and his fiancée, Paulina Slagter, have split after nearly five years together, a source tells Us Weekly. The Secrets and Lies actor, 42, and the law school student made their red carpet debut as a couple at a Hugo Boss event in Beijing in May 2012. Phillippe proposed to Slagter last Christmas, and the pair celebrated their engagement with a lunch at Seaspice in Miami two days later.

The Cruel Intentions star gushed about Slagter back in April 2015 on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show. “She’s awesome,” he said. “When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model, but she’s about to graduate Stanford Law. Also, what’s great about it — as you get older, certain issues become more important to you. I’m very involved in civil rights issues, and so to be with a woman who could actually make an impact in the legal realm — that’s a beautiful thing.”

Phillippe was previously married to Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2007, and they share kids Ava, 17, and Deacon, 13. Following his split from Witherspoon, he dated Abbie Cornish for four years. The actor is also dad of 5-year-old daughter Kai with ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp.

[From Us Weekly]

They make it sound so cryptic. I mean, we don’t need to know what happened, but I’m guessing it wasn’t just some casual and mature falling-apart and wanting different things. They got together when she was a 20-year-old college student, for the love of God! That’s a huge deal at her age. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we heard something scandalous about this in a few weeks or a few months. Like, did he get someone else pregnant? And how is it that Ryan was never part of Leo’s P-ssy Posse? Because he has a P-ssy Posse face.


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  1. Anon says:

    I noticed him commenting on Caroline Vreeland’s instas…and her replying ‘hello daddy’…ew

    • blue banana says:

      that’s just a new phrase kids say now meaning “hot guy” – trust me, i have young teen girls.

      • jerkface says:

        Since you are on the inside with access to the teens of today, I was wondering if you think there is any way we could get them to stop doing that? haha

      • MC2 says:

        I am willing to pitch in for Itunes gift cards if Blue Banana thinks bribery would help.

  2. Embee says:

    As a lawyer, I can share from my experience that many couples fall apart when the (usually woman, but not always) new lawyer begins her law career. You spend your first few years basically living at the firm, learning so much and proving your mettle. It can be a dramatic shift in how available you are to your partner, and depending on how the couple negotiates that shift it can be un-navigable. Sounds scandal-free to me! And at least she’s not pregnant!

    • KL says:

      Fellow lawyer… you’re so right. You grow a lot those first few years. For me, since I’ve been in practice, I’ve pretty much become allergic to BS. The idea of dating a flighty actor does not appeal to me in the least at this point (especially one who would talk about me like an accessory. Gross.). However, I can imagine thinking it was cool and exciting while still in those idealistic law school years.

      Amal Clooney had the better idea… If you’re gonna do it, pick one who’s old, actually charismatic, and super duper rich.

    • KS says:

      This. Second-year associate in biglaw here with my relationship hanging by a thread.

  3. detritus says:

    he has douchetastic face, but I would still hit it for Cruel Intentions nostalgia.
    I would pretend to be SMG though, Selma Blair’s character came off as brain dead.

  4. jinni says:

    Have you seen the guys in the Pussy Posse? Most are hit in the face and even though I don’t find him attractive many people think Ryan is attractive, so I doubt Leo would want competition in the looks department. Especially since even though Ryan is a dad, unlike Leo, he doesn’t have a dad bod.

    • HeidiM says:


    • MC2 says:

      I totally agree although “Because he has a P-ssy Posse face” is one of the best lines ever so maybe Kaiser thought that it wasn’t perfect but she had to use it. Not 100% accurate but it made me laugh out loud and tuck it into my back pocket for future use (credit will be given).

      Who does have a P-ssy Posse face? Hmmmm….I vote for Hyde from that 70s show. Is he in it already? I can’t think of others.

      • detritus says:

        Ahh MC2, I see you are victim of the ever confusing ‘Scientology face’. It looks like P_ssy posse face, but with less unwashed body smell and a dash of the unhinged.

        Jinni, I agree. Leo is queen bee, he can’t have hotter guys than him in the posse.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      I feel like he would have been in the PP with Leo but he was with Reese Witherspoon at the time.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Oh Celebitchies, you are the best ever…makes my week reading your posts.

  5. jerkface says:

    He has always been a temper tantrum throwing sour patch kid. Very bratty. Also I LOL’ed reading that he is “very involved in civil rights issues”. Ok buddy. Sure you are. I think he is getting civil rights issues confused with young models panties.

  6. minx says:

    He’s not a bad looking guy but he always looks angry to me, like he’s about to blow up.

    • Matomeda says:

      He doesn’t look angry to me, but he does look mean or like an a$$. He just seems unpleasant for some reason.

  7. BobaFelty says:

    I think Leo basically has the “ugly bridesmaids” mentality, because the rest of the P-posse is not so attractive. And I suspect Ryan is just too much of a douche for even a pack of wild bros to want to hang out with.

  8. elle says:

    His quote about her on Howard Stern sounds almost Trumpian to me.

    • elle says:

      The more I think about this, the madder I get. He’s implying that because she’s a lawyer, she’s smart enough to talk to him, a douchenozzle with an interest in civics. F*ck right off, Phillippe.

      • Snowflake says:

        I think hes trying to say hes not with her simply because she’s young and hot. Cause he knows that’s prob what people are thinking.

      • lauraborealis says:

        @snowflake… I know that’s what he was going for, but the way he phrased it was like, “she’s hot AND she’s smart enough to hang out with me.”

  9. Bella bella says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Ryan. I think he is a good actor and he is also easy on the eyes. I hope he finds a mature relationship that he can go the distance with.

  10. Ana says:

    Ok Ryan. Angelina is free now. I saw Playing by Heart and the chemistry was incredible. Go after her man. 🙂

  11. QQ says:

    The death of True Love… I’m sure he is already perusing the VS catalog for his next order

  12. ell says:

    so they got together when she was 20 and he was 37… ugh.

    on an urelated note, i never got what he and american citizen reese had in common.

    • Izzy says:

      What they had in common: They were co-stars who were sleeping together and she got pregnant, IIRC.

  13. tan says:

    funnily, his daughter is 17 and she has 25 year old difference with him and his gf is 25.

    that also means his ex fiance was just 8 yrs older to his daughter.

    next probably he will date his daughter’s classmates.

    Some people just never grow up

  14. Lemon says:

    I bet she dumped him. He really should stay single. He seems nice to me although a little thirsty and insecure. I imagine most women would find him exhausting after a while. I thought he and Amanda Seyfreid were perfect for each other though. Too bad they didn’t last.