Is Ryan Phillippe cheating on Abbie Cornish in Cannes?

Abbie Cornish and Ryan Phillippe are in Cannes to promote their projects. It comes as some surprise that they’re still together – I haven’t heard anything about them in months, back at the beginning of the year when there was some mutterings of Abbie being pregnant. That turned out not to be the case, so at least they’re good at flying under the radar and avoiding the gossip. Perhaps Ryan isn’t too good at it now, because Page Six is reporting that there may be some trouble in paradise for the couple.

While Abbie is out and about, promoting her film Bright Star (directed by Jane Campion, who did one my favorite films of all time, The Piano), Ryan is hanging out with random blondes until the wee hours of the morning:

RYAN Phillippe’s wandering eye should come as no surprise to Abbie Cornish.

Phillippe (above), who left his wife, Reese Witherspoon, for Cornish in 2006, was spotted partying with some blondes at VIP nightclub in Cannes, a spy reports.

Though Phillippe and Cornish went to the film festival together, the actor was later spotted at 3 a.m. partying with Ne-Yo at Nikki Beach. He went back with the singer for lunch the next day, and Cornish was not with them, according to a source. Phillippe’s rep had no comment.

[From Page Six]

I’m sure there will be lots of talk of “once a cheater, always a cheater”, but I’ve never completely bought that infidelity stuff from Ryan. Yes, I’ll buy that he probably screwed around on Reese Witherspoon, but I don’t think that was the reason Reese and Ryan split. Maybe my view of relationships is just different – I tend to think that cheating if often a symptom of a bad relationship, not always the cause of a bad relationship. In any case, I wonder if Abbie thought she had tamed the womanizer?

Going back to Bright Star, the film Abbie’s promoting. It’s a true story based on the romance between the poet John Keats (played by Ben Whishaw) and Keats’ neighbor Fanny Brawne (played by Cornish). So, it’s a period romance tearjerker, my favorite. I can’t wait!

Ryan Phillippe is shown out at Cannes on 5/15/09 and with Abbie in Cannes on 5/17/09. Credit:

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  1. stewie says:

    “once a cheater, always a cheater” is exactly what I normally would say, but I tend to agree with you on this one.

    that is, the cheating was a symptom of a bad relationship, not the cause.

    frankly, I think that Ryan felt that he was living in his wife’s shadow. she was more famous and got more work than he did. not that that should give him license to cheat, but I think that led to it.

  2. GeekLuva80 says:

    Is Ryan tippy-toeing in those pics?

  3. nony says:

    yes, I agree it wasn’t the cause of the bad relationship.
    It was his own ego and insecurities, and when an attractive woman boosted that broken ego and made him feel like an all-powerful god… the fact that he was a husband and a father no longer took top billing in his life.
    I view cheating as a symptom of a passive aggressive individual that would rather risk ruining everything within a 100 mile radius, than just be honest with themselves and their loved ones. JMHO

  4. Annie says:

    I refuse to make excuses for cheaters.

    Even if it IS the product of a bad relationship.

    And I really do believe that if you’re capable of cheating once, you’re capable of cheating multiple times.

  5. j. ferber says:

    Why does a woman’s success make a man feel like less? When my husband succeeds, I’m proud of him and happy for him. I think Reese is the more talented of the two (a no-brainer), the more driven and she liked him for his hunky looks (who could blame her?). They seem like they were mismatched from the start. Now, he just seems like a weasel.

  6. Patsy says:

    Do I hear the Reese fans celebrating? You all know that Ne-Yo is a man, don’t you? Folks, unlike in high school mature committed people do things apart. He was partying with a rapper. He is particularly into rap music. Abbie was someplace else. There’s no more and no less than that to it. Grow up.

  7. j. ferber says:

    Yes, I’d like to see the movie, too. From my faded memory of college lit on the Romantic poets, Keats, a consumptive who died at 25, loved Fanny from afar and didn’t have a real relationship with her (though I could be wrong on this). I think Keats was the most exquisite of the Romantic poets (of the trio including Shelley and Byron). I believe he wanted as his epitaph, “For one whose words were writ on water.” Sad and beautiful.

  8. REBBA says:

    u are correct once a cheater always a cheater,& let us not forget he walked off w/half of Reese’s money,just like Nick L.walked with half of Jess’s.What kind of men are these guys anyway ?? They could sit a home be Mr. Mom & live in the lap of LUX>>> but nooooo they have to be numero ono,evan though they are no talent hacks.Pretty boys, how they look in the mirror every day is beyond me..I know there are lots-o-women out there too who fall in this catagory(LOTS-O-WOMEN)I guess there are no real men in hollyweird,getting pretty sick & tired of meterosexuals(sp)they can only play a real man when the camera is running & there is a script!! sorry about the rant but these leaches really need a reality check !!!!! again sorry about the rant.

  9. j. ferber says:

    Rebba, You make some very good points. By “metrosexuals,” are you saying that the men pay more attention to their own vanity than to their relationships?

  10. Annie says:

    I <3 Ne-Yo. He’s hot (When he wears the hat..boy should never be without a hat…funny shaped head) and 95% of his songs are about sex. (Ok I exaggerate…but not really)

    Either way. While partying with Ne-Yo doesn’t automatically = cheating! I totally think that he’s capable.

  11. Patsy says:

    Rebba, you all are making things up. Either that or you’ve seen the private financial papers that were filed after R & R’s divorce. As for there being real men in Hollyweird, I can tell you from personal experience they exist. They are just not fairy tale prince charmings. Real men, remember? I agree that Bright Star sounds like a fascinating film.

  12. Cinderella says:

    Partying with Ne-Yo? Hmmm, interesting.

  13. the original kate says:

    once a cheater? yeah, it still applies. doesn’t matter if his marriage was bad – since when is that a “get out of jail free” card? people need to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming everyone else. so yeah, he probably is cheating on this chick, who kind of deserves to get cheated on. funny how that works.

  14. Ggirl says:

    Once a ho, always a ho! She can do so much better.

  15. Lex says:

    Patsy – well said!! I am often out with men and women that I’m not sleeping with – what’s up with the rest of you?? When did partying become cheating?! Hate to be in a relationship with someone so possessive that they were one in the same!

  16. Iggles says:

    Wow, he’s cheating on her because he hung out with a rapper. That article had no evidence.

  17. donya9 says:

    another thing they say about the cheaters…”you lose em the same way you got em”…so if she got with him while he married, this should come as no surprise for her. karma’s a bytch!

  18. Sarto says:

    Ryan’s a viper — clearly. What no one seems to have noticed is that he is repeating his marriage with Reese. He is once again in the shadow of his significant other as she promotes her prestigious movie. He is still male arm-candy. And again, perhaps, he is trying to get back at her by making her jealous.

    It’s bizarre. He has this love-hate thing with actresses more talented than he is. It’s clear he wants to be with them not because of their looks — since he can have his pick of women — but because of their talent, which he wants to possess like some kind of vampire. Since this is impossible, he tries to take them down by ripping out their hearts. It worked with Reese.

  19. bros says:

    oh stop with the sanctimony jesne. everyone in hollywood is a cheater.

  20. sickofit says:

    i never understood girls havin a crush on him… he looks like a boy, not like a man.
    and i agree: cheating is immature. being in a relationship with kids one should know when to leave without taking this kind of road…

  21. MeowMeow says:

    Cheating is never ok. Just break up with the person, then go screw around.

    Cornish, a knowing accomplice in breaking up Reese and Ryan’s marriage, will get exactly what she deserves.

  22. Dirty Martini says:

    I wanted those 2 crazy kids to make it (Ryan & Reese) but it wasnt to be. As great as they looked together (how cute they were together)……They were quite young, with young kids, and the pressure of one mega watt hot career….and another not so much.

    Yes he cheated. Somehow, I’ve almost forgiven him……i think it was symptomatic of a relationship that wasnt working, and I dont think hes a major douche. I think he made a very big mistake.

    Reese seems to have moved on and seems to be with someone more suited to her today.

    But he is not married to Abby Cornish and if he wants to play around on a girlfriend, then I need to text him my number.

    From about 20 years ago. (sigh)

  23. kc454 says:

    Ne-Yo IS NOT A RAPPER!!! The man is a talented vocalist, writer, and producer. He has NEVER RAPPED, he’s a talented SINGER.

  24. Iris says:

    I think he’ll always be a cheater. yes, he’s capable of settling down and being faithful when he’s fully committed and ‘in love’ – but this phase won’t last long, and he’ll probably revert back to his old ways

  25. Jessica says:

    Wow lots of people are invested in this. I think If Abbie let him go to a club with Ne-Yo then she is obviously fine with him hanging out and talking to people. She knows what he’s up to.

    Reese Witherspoon fans cannot imagine any other reason for him to leave other then him being insecure because of her success. Since this theory has never been proven I refuse to believe the Reese fans detailed analysis.

    I think he’ll be with this girl for a while IF she wants to have kids. I think he really wants more kids if she wants to focus on herself and her career then he’ll walk. Just like he did last time.

  26. loldongs says:

    “I tend to think that cheating if often a symptom of a bad relationship, not always the cause of a bad relationship.”

    In other words, cheating is acceptable if you can cite the relationship as an excuse.

    Holy personal biases BATMAN!

  27. hunnybe says:

    Verrry interesting,tell me again why Ne-Yo is being classified as a rapper, because he certainly does not look like one(unless everybody looks alike to you).This man sings mushy R&B music.Heres an idea try google instead of running with someone elses twisted opinion.

  28. Money says:

    Ryan has a sad and imprisoned countenance in his eyes; Abbie has a smug look on her face. It seems that she is using Ryan to further her own career. Reece, the ex-wife holds the same expression upon her face.

  29. mags says:

    reese and ryan got married very young when she got pregnant with their first kid while they were filming ‘cruel intentions’ i know this b/c i was obsessed w/ the movie in high school. they were very young and hadn’t been together for a long time. often those relationships don’t last. yes, once a cheater always a cheater, but i would agree with Kaiser that the reese/ryan divorce probably had a lot more to it than just “he cheated”

  30. I so totally agree with Annie 100%. My ex cheated on me countless times although I never gave him a reason to do so. He just could not keep it in his pants. Then lied about it all 16 months we were together.

    Once a cheater – always a cheater.

  31. gg says:

    Ryan’s just trying to overcompensate for still looking 12 years old.

  32. santacruz says:

    What goes around, comes around Abbie!

  33. Paulette says:

    I’ve never cheated and I never will. I think you either have it in you or you don’t. If someone has already proven he’s capable of cheating, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll do it again, but I take it as a VERY bad sign.

  34. alexis says:

    They look so cute and happy together. I hope they last. I think Ryan and Reese were a bad match and were separated more then together at the end of their marriage. I always assumed he was given license to cheat and she thought that would keep him married to her at least in the public eye. Those arrangements never work out. They both seem better off now.

  35. Ryan is definetly cheating

    with me at my secret place!

    Baby of my dreams. John