Ryan Phillippe on his ideal woman: ‘unconditional love and patience’

Ryan Phillippe is promoting his goofy new action parody, Macgruber, out May 21, and has been giving some pitiful “poor me,” “I’m a victim” quotes. We last heard him whine to Howard Stern about how he was “getting sh*t on” in the press for his breakup with Abbie Cornish, adding “I don’t deserve it.” He told Men’s Health that he’s still kind of hurt about his divorce from Reese Witherspoon in 2007. He admitted “I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce.” That’s so deep, right?

In the latest issue of Women’s Health, Ryan gives us some more insight into what a mature, thoughtful person he is and what he’s looking for in a partner. He says he’s looking for a woman who is funny, doesn’t make fart jokes, and who has “unconditional love and patience.” Does that mean she waits dutifully at home with dinner in the oven while he runs off with his latest costar or whichever woman is left at the bar at the end of the night? He seems to have expected that of both Reese and Abbie.

On how humor is a turn on
“Do something-anything- to make me laugh. If a woman is funny, that will leave an impression and stay on my brain. I like dark, intellectual wit. But no jokes about bodily functions. That’s not a turn-on for me.”

Wants “patience,” “unconditional love” in a partner:
“Unconditional love and patience. A lot of times, people are in a relationship with someone they’d love to grow old with, but things become tumultuous, and there’s so much that can divide you. That’s the challenge. I got married when I was 23; I’m 35 now [and divorced]. A lot of change can take place in that time. And actors are slightly handicapped by their lifestyle: Couples spend time apart and with other people, and we deal with public scrutiny. It’s hard.”

On how to ditch a date – either get drunk or use the kids
“If you’re not laughing and mentally stimulating the other person, there’s nowhere to go. You can resuscitate it by drinking. I always have the perfect excuse: ‘I have to put the kids to bed.'”

Claims he can rap
“I rap really well. I can sound like Lil Wayne or Ludacris. I’m dead serious…I can spit!”

He loves Jersey Shore
“I was really into MTV’s Jersey Shore . Oh my God. I got really obsessed. I would count down until the next episode-literally, like, ‘OK, four more days…’ I was into it. I’m from the East Coast and I knew guys like that growing up, so it was fascinating. I could relate to it in some strange way. The most entertaining character is The Situation: There’s so much insecurity going on there. But we don’t need to analyze the cast!”

[From Women’s Health via I’m Not Obsessed]

Wouldn’t it be precious if Ryan started a solo rap career a la K-Fed? I don’t see what’s stopping him if he thinks he’s so talented. It’s not like his movie career is much to speak of lately. This guy seems so simple and downright douchey. He comes across as a devoted dad in the interviews I’ve seen with him, but he’s definitely not the sharpest tool. It’s like he can’t help but reveal what a stupid ass he is in just about every interview. Reese is so much better off without him.

Ryan Phillippe is shown out on LA on 4/8/10. Credit: LRR/Fame Pictures

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  1. Oenix says:

    Unconditional love and patience are what you get from your PARENTS not your spouse – and even parents have limits. Or should. That whole statement implies the other has to wait for you to grow up while you get to do God knows what. There are certain things that you just don’t do in a partnership such as cheating, lying, abusing – and the list goes on – the list is called “implicitly understood CONDITIONS and requirements for me to stay with you”.

  2. Leticia says:

    Oenix, you took the words write out of my mouth.

  3. J says:

    Unconditional and patience? I want one too!

  4. LisaMarie says:

    He’s not into bodily function humor but he likes Jersey Shore. Wait….I’m confused.

  5. LolaBella says:

    “And actors are slightly handicapped by their lifestyle: Couples spend time apart and with other people, and we deal with public scrutiny. It’s hard.”

    Guess what Ryan? It’s hard for EVERYONE, not just actors, FFS!! Most of us choose to work at and commit to our marriages or relationships with maturity, respect, honesty and grace.

    We don’t resort to cheating and claiming that our spouse doesn’t understand us, or doesn’t love us or have patience for what we may be going through. You talk things through like the adults that you are and if needed you get counseling etc.

    Maybe you did get married too young and weren’t ready for that level of commitment, but you’re a grown man now and should be MATURE enough to contribute to a loving, committed, respectful relationship, right?

    Hmmm, I guess we’ll know for sure IF your next relationship ends with rumors of infidelity again.

  6. meme says:

    Patience for what? Your cheating?

  7. Susana says:

    What a RETARD!!!!

    Sure Honey, cheat all you want, I will love you unconditionally, no matter how many times you cheat.

    Only someone with emotional issues, who is needy or with mental problems would love a cheater unconditionally.

    Ryan needs to just shut up, or address his issues and then talk.

  8. your momma says:

    “unconditional love and patience, so i can get away with cheating on your ass but will give you hell if you do the same to me.”

  9. UrbanRube says:

    Exactly, your momma. Why is it that guys like this always think unconditional love is a one-way street? More like a dead end…

  10. nAynAy says:

    That is what I want in a man, but I haven’t found it yet.

    Does that mean that Phillipe wants a women who will turn a blind eye to his cheating?

  11. bellaluna says:

    No woman is going to unconditionally love a cheater and have unlimited patience with their selfishness. Simpleton.

  12. Alarmjaguar says:


  13. Jaded says:

    I wanna slap that smug sulk off his face.

  14. notgaga says:

    Yes, give a man unconditional love, trust and patience, then when he cheats on you with scores of whores, the media and commentators will say that you knew all along and were “along for the ride.”

  15. buckley says:

    “Unconditional love and patience”?
    get a dog, you douche.

    I’m delighted he is playing a supporting role in a movie starring Will Forte. HA!

  16. Red Folder says:

    Grow up. *Eye rollie* Whiner.

  17. gg says:

    If I were he, I’d be more worried about scaring the beejebus out of all woman with the ‘roid voice and possible steroid related rage issues.

    I saw him on SNL and his voice sounds like the mighty Hulk. SCARY. Nobody’s voice is like that. I would bet money he is into steroids. Which is sad.

  18. TG says:

    Everybody on here has given me a very good laugh for the day! Thanks. He is such a douche along with Tiger and that barnyard-dressing Jesse. And if he is so mature why is he watching “Jersey Shore”? I would never watch a show where anyone calls themselves “The Situation”. So hokey and 1980’s it isn’t even funny.

    And sounds like he is seriously regretting dumping Reese. What a loser.

  19. Cath says:

    My English to Douche dictionary translates “love and patience” as

    “Love me even though I f*ck around on you and stick with me until I’ve gotten it out of my system.”

  20. happymom says:

    How did Reese stay with him as long as she did?! What an immature creep.

  21. voiceover says:

    There are no words in any human language to describe what an idiot he is. Shut the hell up already.

  22. Camille says:

    What an a-hole.

  23. Ruffian9 says:

    “…unconditional love….’ – like the ‘condition’ when you become a cheating asshole? That kind of unconditional? Jackass.

  24. john says:

    I love the Jersey Shore and I think Ryan Phillippe sounds like a normal guy. I’m imagining a lot of you ladies are committed to the single life. You all sound like you’re pms-ing anyway.

  25. BooBaaBee says:

    “unconditional love and patience, so i can get away with cheating on your ass but will give you hell if you do the same to me.” <—– wow that kinna sounds like my guy…there must be an epidemic

  26. kili says:

    Unconditional = love me even when I cheat on you

    Patient = put up with my imature ass

    good luck finding any quality woman fool, you only got reese by knocking her up and then blew that.

  27. unconditional love and patience, so i can get away with cheating on your ass but will give you

  28. ray bans says:

    What an a-hole