Actor finally opens up on divorce from Hollywood star

It's hard to believe that it is almost 10 years since Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe announced their divorce.

While both have moved on with their lives (Witherspoon is married to agent Jim Toth, while Phillippe has been in a relationship for the past four years) Cruel Intentions star Phillippe has finally opened up on the reason behind their split.

Speaking candidly in an interview with Larry King this weekend, the 40-year-old revealed that while he and Reese are "very much" still friends, separating was the right thing for both of them.

Ryan, who shares two children  – 15-year-old Ava and 11-year-old Deacon – with Reese, said: "I think more of the problem was age. When we got together we were so young. I think it can create issues with two people in this industry because there's so much noise that goes along with it."


He added that the couple, who first met at Ryan's 21st birthday party, have a completely amicable relationship, and went on to describe himself as a "devoted father".

It's nice to hear that a couple can stay on good terms after such a public split. Oh well, we will always have Cruel Intentions!