Did Abbie Cornish think Ryan was sleeping with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon?

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Yesterday, CB reported the shocking (not so much) news that Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish had split. The report seemed very reliable – it came from People Magazine, and Abbie’s rep confirmed the split, saying “Abbie ended the relationship with Ryan and she moved out of their home.” What’s a little bit funny is that one sentence has set off a pretty interesting and funny bitchiness from Ryan. Ryan’s rep contacted People and had them rewrite and republish (online) a new version of the breakup article with a new quote. Ryan’s rep told People: “Ryan ended the relationship and asked her to move out of his house.” Hm… I love a little he-said/she-said bullsh-t.

Obviously, the bulk of the Cornish-Phillippe post-breakup fight won’t be done in the pages of People Magazine, because People isn’t going to pick sides… yet. OK! Magazine was game, though. They published a “What Really Happened” account of the split, and included a little dirt that Abbie was concerned that Ryan and Reese might still be hittin’ it! That’s good gossip, right?

As news surfaced this morning that Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish have called it quits, Hollywood has been left asking — who brought about the break-up?

Sources close to the couple say both sides are claiming they are responsible for the split. “Ryan ended the relationship recently while she was in Australia and asked her to come and remove her items from his residence,” a pal of Ryan’s tells OK!.

“She was gone for seven months in production and they basically grew apart,” the source adds. “They’d broken up a few times prior. There was no cheating or roving eyes.”

Over on Abbie’s side, a friend tells OK! the starlet was concerned over Ryan’s fidelity — especially since his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon recently ended her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.

“Abbie has always questioned Ryan’s loyalty. How could she not? When she began dating him he was married, she’s a smart girl,” dishes the insider. “She knows men don’t change, she hoped he would but she always knew deep down this wasn’t forever.”

However Ryan’s pal insists that there was no other woman involved — including Ryan’s ex.

“He will always care about Reese, she is the mother of his kids and his first big love,” claims the source.

During the course of Abbie and Ryan’s romance, Abbie became close to his kids with Reese, Ava and Deacon.

“She is very sad about not seeing the kids regularly,” Abbie’s pal tells OK!. ” She loves them, adores them and will miss them terribly.”

Now that Abbie has moved out of Ryan’s home, where will she go next? Looks like the native Aussie might be heading back to her roots!

“She is seriously considering moving back to Australia before the summer. She moved here for Ryan, and now doesn’t really think she could stay in L.A. without him,” Abbie’s friend dishes to OK!. “She still hasn’t grown comfortable with living here and is just much more comfortable with family back in Australia. Her mother really wants her to come home.”

[From OK! Magazine]

So, they don’t come right out and say “Abbie was concerned that Ryan might still be slipping Reese a little something-something” but it’s all in the subtext. However, even though I love a great piece of juicy, dirty gossip, I don’t think it’s true. And if it’s true that Abbie had those particular concerns, I think girlfriend needs to wake up. Ryan and Reese are no longer bangin’. He’s been bangin’ other women, but not his ex-wife.

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  1. tey says:

    hmmm. Reese doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would take a snake back into her life.

    And Ryan seems like a cold one. Even if he did the breaking up, it would be kinder if he let Abbie say she initiated it.

  2. Embee says:

    His insistence that he did the breaking up virtually assures me that she ended it. I detest this boy.

  3. DD says:

    Nah I get the huge ego vibe from Ryan so I totally believe he wouldn’t want stories being planted that she dumped him.

  4. Essie says:

    What an ass!! I mean he won’t even allow her to say she dumped him. Ryan, honey, I know it’s hard, but try to show a little grace and style. Let Abbe be the one who left and just STFU and move on with your next piece.

    This guy has zero class. There is no way Reese would take him back.

  5. exiled says:

    I always think she looks like Julie benz from Dexter *now on Desperate Housewives* just a younger version…

  6. Lway says:

    I don’t think Reese would stoop to that level…. she seems too classy to get involved in this Bullshit.

  7. princess pea says:

    I read that last night somewhere, that Abbie was worried he was shtupping Reese or something now that she and Jake split. What a ridiculous notion; there is NO WAY that Reese would take his ass back. Seriously, that woman is way too type-A and put together to want anything to do with his crap. I gotta say, though, Reese and Ryan broke up pretty quickly and quietly, none of this he said/she said drama. I wonder if there’s more dirt, or if it really is as simple as Ryan’s wandering eye/hand/penis.

  8. lucy2 says:

    I doubt this is true, and I don’t think Reese would ever take him back, it would be pretty interesting as far as gossip goes.

    “When she began dating him he was married, she’s a smart girl” LOL. Yeah, cause dating a married guy is the very definition of smart.

  9. Ursula says:

    Reese to take that back? She has more self respect than that.

    Ryan has always struck me as a sour loser and a mean spirited sport.

  10. nana says:

    wow, i think shes good looking.

  11. Huma says:


    You guys. I know he’s an ass, a total douche. He cheated on Reese with this one and this one with many women (allegedly). I know he’s a total jerk.

    …But I still think he’s smokin’ hot.


    Gah. Someone slap me.

  12. Brooke says:

    I think the breakup has more to do with a blind gossip item that was published a few weeks ago that, by popular opinion, had Phillippe hitting on Cornish’s best friend.

  13. Iggles says:

    We don’t know why they split. It is fun to speculate though. I’ll play devil’s advocate here:

    If you broke up with someone and then they told the world they broke up with you, wouldn’t you try to set the record straight if the lie gives you a ton of bad press as a cheater?

    If the word is Abbie broke up with him of course everyone is going to assume he cheated, whether he did or not. Perhaps it’s not ego or bitchiness on Ryan’s part — maybe it’s self preservation.

    Now, I could see why Abbie would put out a statement stating she broke up with him: either she’s pissed at him for the way the relationship ended (cheating?) or she’s saving face after being dumped. And Ryan put out his statement either to save face after being dumped or trying to avoid bad press.

    Which leads us back to more he said/she said. I think the Ryan hate is a bit much because it’s so unclear what really happened.

  14. Aitch says:

    well he is a cheater, what can you say. A HOT cheater, but a cheater nonetheless.

  15. Goosie says:

    @Brooke, haha!

    They both suck, and I hope they both get more petulant and nasty because it makes for great gossip.

    She knew (or should have known) exactly what she was getting into, so no sympathy from me. She went in eyes wide open.

  16. annie says:

    He is not good enough for her.

  17. RobN says:

    Her initial statement should have been that they decided together to end it. The moment she went with the I Dumped Him statement, it was open season. He’s a strangely cold fish, but she went after a married man and helped ruin a family so I’m not going to be Team Abbie in this thing. Frankly, I think they kind of deserved each other.

  18. bellaluna says:

    I doubt Reese would ever take him back! I certainly wouldn’t!

  19. grisgris says:

    I don’t think he liked it when his wife became a bigger star than he was. Abby has been getting alot of positive press for her work and was just on the VF cover – so adios chica! He’s such a slimebag.

  20. bellaluna says:

    I agree with those who think he can’t handle his career being out-shined by *gasp!* the woman’s he’s with. I also believe he is a jealous, mean-spirited little boy

  21. Karen says:

    @Goosie – Why would you say she sucks? Have you seen any of her films? She has more talent in her baby toe than Phillipe or that wet dish rag Witherspoon can ever hope to achieve. Team Abbie!

  22. Leek says:

    It’s always a sad day when a man and his mistress he screwed behind his wife’s back break up. Poor girl…

  23. nycmom10024 says:

    Interesting rumor if true. They also would’t be the first divorced couple to have sex if it were true. That wouldn’t mean they were planniing to get back together, just hot sex, if they rolled that way.

  24. Reader says:

    Reese has WAY too much pride to take him back. The only reason she tolerates his cheating ass at all is because she’s trying to be a good parent.

    I feel a bit sorry for Abbie. She was young and silly and she believed him when she shouldn’t have – but how many women haven’t made that mistake at least once?

  25. i’d bet money that there is much more to this story than what the p.r. teams are advancing. when he’s not out trying to bang anything with an xx chromosome, he usually maintains a fairly low profile. he seems concerned about exposure regarding his children… and this exchange via people magazine certainly raises that profile. it doesn’t quite add up to me. this isn’t a simple he said/she said. something else went down- and it’s not pretty.

  26. Goosie says:


    I wasn’t talking about her talent (or lack thereof). She sucks because she was the (final straw for Reese)mistress of a married man and then was his long-term girlfriend. He is, by all accounts, a turd extraordinaire and a big-time cheating jerk….and she apparently had no problems with any of these aspects of his personality until whatever went down recently. So yeah, she sucks, and I hope she fades into obscurity soon.

    I know mileages vary a whole lot when it comes to fidelity & cheating, and some couples have different understandings of what is kosher in a relationship. But Ryan has always seemed like a major slimeball, and not at all shy about hiding it (he’s an epic cheater, based on gossip reports everywhere). Abbie has been with him a long time, and was part of his infidelity record with Reese–she knows exactly what Ryan is all about. By cheating with him, and by remaining his partner for many years, she tacitly condones who is he is and what he does.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I think Ryan got tired of Abbie quite sometime ago and has been cheating all along. But not with Reese. He probably has some other woman waiting for him. Abbie was too lienient with his running around. He saw an opportunity to get rid of her and he did.

  28. Fire says:

    Good goosie! SHE DOES SUCK! I knew you were talking about her as a person and not as an actress. I frankly don’t care about her acting either. It’s a shame she fell for his BS, but she did, in fact, help break up that marriage/family. Wait until the divorce is over to jump into someone’s bed! If it’s really love, it can wait.

  29. Iris says:

    repost of Leek: “It’s always a sad day when a man and his mistress he screwed behind his wife’s back break up. Poor girl…”

    Couldn’t agree more! actually, I think Reese should have revenge sex with Ryan, ruin things with Abbe, and then drop him!

  30. Daisy says:

    Reese has talent,Karen.Has Abby won awards for her acting?The only movie I have even seen her in is stop-loss,and she did not impress me at all.She isn’t even very pretty.At least Reese can act.Oh,And Ryan is smokin ass hot.He might be a cheater,I don’t know him personally,but he is hot.

  31. Rianna says:

    if he cheats WITH you he will cheat ON you!

  32. whateva says:

    he never e-v-e-r looks like anything but a prick in his photos. that is all.