Actor Ryan Phillippe and fiancée Paulina Slagter have ended their engagement after nearly five years together.
Phillippe, 42, and law student Slagter, 24, met in 2012, and Ryan proposed last year at Christmas. Prior to the engagement, Phillippe gushed about his then girlfriend on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show. “She’s awesome,” he told Stern. “When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model, but she’s about to graduate Stanford Law. Also, what’s great about it — as you get older, certain issues become more important to you. 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 was previously married to actress Reese Witherspoon with whom he shares two teenage children, Ava and Deacon. He also has a child with ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp.