Ryan Phillipe definitely made the Yuletide gay by popping the question to his model girlfriend of four years, Paulina Slagter, over the Christmas holidays. 

While neither couple has confirmed the news, according to the New York Post, Ryan asked his 24-year-old partner to be his wife during the festive season. 

The 41-year-old Cruel Intentions actor was previously married to Reese Witherspoon for eight years and the couple have two children together, Ava (aged 16) and Deacon (aged 12). 

The couple met when Paulina, a model and law student, was just 20 years old. 

In a recent radio interview, Ryan commented that Paulina may just be the one. 

Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe


"It's serious. I'm not opposed to [getting married again]. She's awesome."

"When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model but she's about to graduate Stanford Law."

"I'm very involved in civil rights issues, and so to be with a woman who could actually make an impact in the legal realm – that's a beautiful thing."

Ryan and Reese, who met at Reese's 21st birthday party, called it quits on their marriage in 2006 citing irreconcilable differences.