Ryan Phillippe: “I’m tired of getting sh-t on, I don’t deserve it”

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There are so many rumors about Ryan Phillippe’s love life, past and present, that you would think the dude has a jock of gold. But honestly, Ryan has only been in two major relationships in the past decade – his marriage to Reese Witherspoon, and his three/four-year relationship with Abbie Cornish. Now, he could totally have been screwing around on one of both of them – those are the rumors, at least. Persistent rumors about his wandering eye and wandering wang. And Abbie Cornish didn’t really do anything to dismiss those rumors when she announced that she dumped Ryan in February, after months of rumors that he was screwing around on her.

But now Ryan is trying to get “the truth” out in a new interview he did on Howard Stern’s show. Ryan has been on Stern’s show before, which always makes me hate Ryan. Ryan loves to gossip. Ryan loves to dish about his relationships and costars. And this interview was no different. According to Ryan, Abbie didn’t dump him, it was mutual. Oh, and those persistent rumors that Abbie was “the other woman” when he and Reese split? Ryan says: “I’m tired of getting sh-t on. I don’t feel like I deserve it. Things happen! How many people have you broken up with over your life?” Umm…

When a rep for actress Abbie Cornish told UsMagazine.com in February that she had broken up with Ryan Phillippe, at least one person was surprised: Ryan Phillippe.

“I have a new rule: not to date anyone who has a publicist,” Phillippe quipped during a Monday radio interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show. The actor explained that he and Cornish had privately ended their four-year romance face-to-face — but no one had warned him of an impending public statement claiming Cornish had dumped him.

“Who announces a breakup? I don’t understand that! There’s no need for that.” Phillippe added, “I’ve been dumped on in the press for relationship stuff since Reese [Witherspoon] and I divorced.” Phillippe and Cornish began dating in 2006, around the same time as his split with Witherspoon after seven years of marriage.

“I’m tired of getting s*** on,” Phillippe, 35, told Stern. “I don’t feel like I deserve it. Things happen! How many people have you broken up with over your life?”

The actor and Witherspoon now share joint custody of their daughter Ava, 10, and son Deacon, 6 — and, he said, “it’s gotten to a place where we’re great friends and great co-parents.” Such great friends, in fact, that they console each other after breakups.

“After I had my breakup, she called, and after she did, I called.” Witherspoon, 34, called it quits with Jake Gyllenhaal in early December after nearly three years together.

Phillippe didn’t have much to say about Witherspoon’s new beau, Jim Toth. “I trust her to make the right decisions around our children,” he said simply “I hope she feels the same way.”

He points out that his kids don’t get too invested in their parents’ dating lives. “If the kids care about mom dad, and if that’s consistent and they feel protected that way, they don’t they don’t really care so much about who the parent is dating. They just don’t.”

To Howard Stern’s chagrin, Phillippe also reveals that he and his ex-wife have not had “ex sex.” “That hasn’t happened,” he told the shock jock.

Since the Cornish split, he said he’s “enjoying the single-ish” life, although he calls himself a “serial monogamist…Either a girl is worth spending all of my time with or none of my time.” He shoots down rumors that he’s hooked up with Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, Lindsay Lohan or Jessica Simpson. “I’ve never met Jessica Simpson!”

[From Us Weekly]

Before the inevitable “but he did that in 2006” and “but she said this in 2007” stuff, let me point out that Reese has moved on, visibly, vocally, emotionally, physically and mentally. She’s not out there talking about taking four years to do “spring cleaning” or demanded that everyone form a goddess circle around her yoga mat. She’s never disrespected Abbie, or Ryan for that matter. So Reese has never “sh-t” on Ryan, at least in public. Is Ryan claiming Reese has? I don’t think he is, honestly. I think he’s talking about us, out here, celebrity gossipers, who “sh-t” on him for probably screwing around on Reese. Personally, though, I think he’s a douche because A) He seems to screw around on every girl he’s with, not just Reese and B) I don’t like adult men who go on Howard Stern to complain about their women they’ve had relationships with. It’s pathetic and petty, and it makes him seem like he‘s desperate to have any kind of relevancy. And you know the simple fact that Ryan answered the “ex sex” question is going to piss off Reese.

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  1. bite me says:

    i wonder if reese would have married him if she wasn’t pegnant with Ava at the time

  2. bellaluna says:

    I beg to differ, Lord of the Douche: you totally deserve to be shat on by whomever feels it’s necessary. Stop whining and grow up. Take responsibility for your actions. You’re not 12, you’re grown. Act like it. And work on your self-esteem while your at it.

  3. Ursula says:

    bite me,

    I think she would, she was smitten. Even the break up seemed to break her heart. Something about the way he broke up with Reese left a bad vibe about him that he will have to live with forever. Honestly, he comes across as a quiet douche who hurts those in his inner circle but is harmless to those outside it.

  4. Crash2GO2 says:

    He just has a douchy face IMHO. Small eyes, small mouth, wide nose. Closed expression in every photo I see him. Like he’s hiding something. I just get weird vibes from him.

  5. Lilias says:

    Total douche. Complete and absolute. “how many people have you broken up with?”

    It isn’t about breaking up, it’s about leaving your family, you a-hole. That is why you get sh*t on.

    Speaking of which, what is with sh*tting on Jennifer Aniston in a story that has nothing to do with her? There is no need to start talking about how Reese is better than her because Reese never said anything about her divorce (not that I can recall anyway, I didn’t really follow it). Their divorce didn’t get nearly as much attention as the Jen/Brad thing because neither of them were super-star famous.

    People deal with their grief in different ways. Jennifer chose to talk about it, Reese chose not to (that I can recall). That doesn’t make either choice better, just different.

  6. Just a Poster says:

    Oh boofriggenhooooooo!

    So now that he has a douchey rep, he wants to go all crybaby now?

  7. lucy2 says:

    Funny that he’s whining about never wanting to date a girl with a publicist again, yet HE is out there talking about both relationships on Stern! Idiot.

    Breaking up is one thing – ending a marriage with two small children is something totally different.

  8. pooky says:

    Aww, but he’s so pretty! I’d forgive you anything RP.

  9. Iggles says:

    I see Ryan’s point about be burned in the court of public opinion again, if he really was blindsided by Abbie announcing their break up. He had cheating rumors mar him with his break up with Reese, so regardless of what happened with Abbie everyone already has an opinion.

    I like Ryan, but he does need to quit whining. The gentleman thing to do is suck it up and say, “Things didn’t work out. I wish her the best.”

    Kaiser I agree with you 100% here:
    “I don’t like adult men who go on Howard Stern to complain about their women they’ve had relationships with”

    He’s acting like a boy, not a man. Chin up Ryan! Make better decisions in the future! Nobody likes bitter, whining guy! He’s starting to remind me of Ethan Hawke..

  10. Chelly says:

    Is this guy still relevent? Gimme a break loser.

  11. Me says:

    With all those great and wise men – Tiger Woods who gets to be cheered upon by crowds just a few months after it came to light he screws everything that moves – or Jesse James, the man who broke the heart of your American sweetheart – and many others… why is Ryan so hated? Perhaps he should take up professional golf in order to be celebrated no matter how fuckin’ disgusting his behaviour is? WAKE UP people and be fair. After all, he’s right… how many of us have have broken with our partners (without hurting them)???

  12. Jazz says:

    Ryan if you don’t want to date anyone with a publicist, then stop going out with actresses!

  13. TG says:

    @ Crash2GO2 – I agree 100%. Did everyone notice when Ryan said: “I have a new rule: not to date anyone who has a publicist.” I don’t think Ryan realized how true that statement is. Everytime one of them gets bigger or more praise than him he douches on them. What a douche.

  14. Obvious says:

    I love this piece of man candy. But i don’t like him. There is a difference. He is a golden boy but that’s as far as it goes.

    Now Jude Law I love and like him.

  15. buckley says:

    boo-hoo Ryan.
    Man up and learn to act because you’re one of the worst actors out there.

  16. bite me says:

    excuse me, but Reese has spoken about her divorce in print interviews… and i beg to difer but Reese had just won her oscar when she and Ryan split… Reese is a much bigger star than that other America Sweetheart or whatever he suppose to be

  17. d says:

    His is the tone of a man not used to getting dumped and not used to not being catered to. He likes to be adored, to be the important one, and to do the dumping. I think he can’t handle women who don’t put up with his crap. If he doesn’t want people to dump on him, he might want to reconsider his approach.

  18. mollination says:

    I don’t think someone deserves to be sh-t on for years over one single thing. And we don’t have any evidence of any other instance – just speculation.

    And if he *hadnt* answered the ex sex question it would have looked like he was insinuating they had via a “no comment” – so I’m sure Reese is fine with his answer.

    This may be 5 years in gossip land for us, but this has been five actual life years of the same treatment for Ryan. … I can kinda see his being fed-up.

    *And lastly – did Aniston ever once saying spring cleaning had ANYTHING to do with Brad!>?!?!?!? ERGH!!!! She’s not allowed to have ANY answer to the questions someone else asks her without being sh-t on either.

  19. moo says:

    He should hang out with Chris Brown… I’m sure they’d have a lot in common.

  20. Jeri says:

    If Ryan did not go on a national radio show & whine & complain there would be less talk – all he did was stir the kettle.

  21. Kim says:

    Commenting about a public announcement of a break up and how he thinks its unneeded is as unneeded as him whining about being sh.t on publicly. He seems immature.

  22. Ruffian9 says:

    STFU dude.

  23. Kelly says:

    Hey Ryan!



  24. Boombeeba says:

    I feel him though. Just look at the rest of the comments here about him are negative so how could one blame him for feeling like the press shits on him all the time bc they DO! Now I’m not saying he’s innocent or anything I just think it takes 2 to tango… & if he had to go on Howard Stern to tell his side of things (especially if doing so is a cathartic, healing thing for Ryan) more power to him!