Super-hot Crash star Ryan Phillippe and his little bridge-troll wife Reese Witherspoon have separated after seven years of marriage.
An official statement from the couple's rep: "We are saddened to announce that Reese and 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."
Respect their privacy and the safety of their children? What, are they worried somebody might take advantage of the situation to attempt a kidnapping?
I think I see a pattern emerging with these celebrity marriages that break up. It happened earlier this year with Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe too. These hot young couples seem so happy together, but underneath there's all this simmering resentment, because the woman is far more accomplished than the man. I mean, Hilary wins two Oscars, and what does Chad Lowe do? Win Employee of the Month at Costco? And then at the ceremony, Hilary doesn't even bother to remember the poor schlub.
It wouldn't surprise me to find out that what finally broke Ryan and Reese up was that Oscar Reese won. I mean, sure, Ryan's movie won Best Picture, but that was an ensemble piece, and Ryan wasn't even nominated for an acting award. Reese, meanwhile, is garnering individual accolades like there's no tomorrow. That's a lot for a man to stand, especially one as obviously loaded with testosterone as Ryan. Having to sit there smiling pleasantly while your woman beats your ass at the thing you both do. The male ego is a pretty fragile thing, you know.
Monday, October 30, 2006