A statement was released early Monday morning confirming that Reese Witherspoon and her husband of seven years, Ryan Phillippe, have decided to split. From TMZ:
"The couple's rep released a statement to TMZ Monday morning that says "We are saddened to announce that Reese & Ryan have decided to formally separate. They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time." Sources tell TMZ Witherspoon has contacted celebrity divorce lawyer Robert Kaufman, who has represented Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne and Lisa Marie Presley."
The couple met at Reese's 21st birthday when a friend asked what she wanted for her birthday and she drunkenly pointed at Ryan, saying, "Him." They have two children, Ava and Deacon. I don't think I saw this coming, but Ryan's recent confessions that he'd love to move to an island and smoke pot all day long, and that he and Shirley Maclaine were drunk at the Golden Globes together, it sounds like he isn't as anal about life as Reese, type A productions, is. I just think they want different things from life. Well, at least they produced some of the most adorable children in Hollywood. And I know it's sick, but when couples split up like this, I always wonder who they're going to date next, it's kind of exciting. A new golden couple of Hollywood awaits! Oh, and Reese's better not be Joaquin Phoenix.