Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were one of the most quintessentially ’90s celebrity couples, ranking just below Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, and Brad Pittand Jennifer Aniston. The pair met, per ’90s magazine JANE, on Witherspoon’s 21st birthday, during which she slurred at him, “I think you’re my birthday present!” A year later, they were engaged and happily playing sexy proto-Gossip Girlversions of decadent French aristocracy in Cruel Intentions. Witherspoon and Phililippe later endured a highly publicized divorce in 2007.
In a new interview on British talkshow Lorraine, Witherspoon made it clear that she regrets nothing about their relationship with Phillippe, with whom she still remains good friends and shares two children. The topic came up while the actress was promoting her new film, Home Again, which is about a mother who has an affair with a younger man. “It’s about that next chapter in your life,” said Witherspoon. “What do you do when you get to 40 and you made a decision when you were 25 to get married and have kids? I got married when I was 23 and I had two kids by the time I was 27. So I don’t know, you know, sometimes it’s good to know yourself.”
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