You know those relatives who go: “Oh everyone says we look like twins,” and you look at them and think: “Bitch, who?” Reese Witherspoon is not that person. 45-year-old Reese and her daughter, 22-year-old Ava Phillippe, look pretty much the same–you could cast Ava in a Legally Blonde remake tomorrow and it would be perfect. Except, her mom still looks like a twenty-year-old too, so she’s just gonna do the Legally Blonde reboot her-damn-self. And wouldn’t you know, Reese loves hearing from people that she still looks like a fresh new young person. This is rare–people normally hate being told they look young.
Reese Witherspoon Says Ryan Phillippe’s Joke About Her Making More Money At The 2002 Oscars Was Not Planned
Catch Reese Witherspoon on the right day, and she might talk your ear off about herself. But catch her off guard, and you might find her totally speechless! Like when her then-husband Ryan Phillippe cracked a joke about her making more money than him when the two presented at the 2002 Academy Awards. All Reese could do was twist her face into an awkward smile while gasping nervously. And 18 years later, Reese has said she had no idea Ryan was going to publicly call her out as the biggest moneymaker in their marriage.
That picture of Ryan Phillippe above may look like the makings of a story titled Ryan Phillippe Is In Trouble With Middle Eastern People For Dressing Up Like This At Halloween. And that would probably be correct if this picture was taken in October. But it’s a recent picture.
Ryan, along with dozens of famous people and influencers, are catching shit online for a trip they accepted to attend Saudi Arabia’s MDL Beast music festival. The problem is that their attendance might be little more than a propaganda campaign sponsored by Saudi Arabian officials in an attempt to help people forget about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
If there was a scale that measured blonde actress Hollywood divorces, you might have Gwyneth Paltrow on one end, bragging about how she loves hanging out with her ex-husband so much, she invited him on her honeymoon. On the other end, you might have Reese Witherspoon, rolling her eyes about how she’s still being pulled into Ryan Phillippe’s orbit of bullshit twelve years after they got divorced. Well, technically Ryan isn’t the one doing the pulling. That would be Elsie Hewitt, Ryan’s former girlfriend and the woman suing him for assault.
In another dimension, Ryan Phillippe is living a respectable life as an ageless hottie who was once married to Reese Witherspoon. In this dimension, he’s that, but minus about 50% of the respectability, with a side of domestic abuse. Ryan is still fighting his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt over domestic assault allegations she made last September. Ryan denied the allegations. Elsie has a theory about why Ryan believes he did nothing wrong; according to Elsie, drug use might have clouded Ryan’s memory.
Back in September, we got a teaser taste of what the The Secret Life of Ryan Phillippe might look like when his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt filed a police report accusing Ryan of putting the hurt on her in a drug and alcohol-fueled rage. With the exception of a temporary protection order, nothing panned out criminally. But Elsie went ahead and filed a civil suit against Ryan for $1 million dollars.
Ryan has vehemently maintained his innocence throughout, and was quick to lawyer up and threaten a countersuit for defamation and malicious prosecution. Now we’re getting another little taste of how Ryan rolls. He filed that countersuit and posted about it on Twitter.