“Man, I am so pro-woman”: Reese Witherspoon Was Left “Flummoxed” At the Oscars Stage After Her Ex-Husband’s Ill-Timed Unscripted Jab Aimed At Her

Reese Witherspoon Was Left “Flummoxed” At the Oscars Stage After Her Ex-Husband’s Ill-Timed Unscripted Jab Aimed At Her
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Reese Witherspoon is among the most talented and famous actresses in Hollywood. She attained star status with her fabulous acting in the Legally Blonde film series. The diva enjoys a massive fan following for her comedic skills and natural acting. Her prominent works include The Morning Show, Sweet Home Alabama, Just Like Heaven, Hot Pursuit, Devil’s Knot, and more. Despite her successful professional life, she has not been lucky in her marital life.

ryan phillippe and reese witherspoon
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon married Ryan Phillippe when she was at the peak of her career. Troubles in their marital paradise started shortly after, which was evident when they co-presented an award at an Oscar event.

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Ryan Phillippe’s comment left Reese Witherspoon flummoxed

Cruel Intentions actor and actress tied the knot in 1999 after dating for almost two years. However, within a few years of marriage, issues started cropping between them. The tension between the stars was visible when they read out the nominees for the best make-up at the Oscar event in 2002.

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon at Oscar
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon at the Oscars

At the stage, Witherspoon jokingly asked her husband if she could open the envelope and announce the winner. He replied,  

“You make more than I do. Go ahead.”

Witherspoon shared she was flummoxed by his out-of-script comment in an interview with The HFPA in Conversation podcast. Witherspoon said, “He did say that, and no, it wasn’t scripted.”


She went on to say, “He didn’t tell me he was going to say that before it happened on air. So I was a little bit flummoxed in the moment too.”

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Ryan Phillippe dismissed jealousy rumors from his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon

Both actors, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon, were famous when they were married. Witherspoon was a bigger star than her husband, and Phillippe was completely fine with it. However, he felt people were trying to create issues between them, and if there were any issues, he was blamed for it.

Reese Witherspoon with Ex-husband Ryan Phillippe
Reese Witherspoon with Ex-husband Ryan Phillippe

I Know What You Did Last Summer actor shared with The Guardian,

“People were always trying to pit us against each other, and any time there were rumblings that we were going through a rough patch, they would make it seem like it was because I was jealous. Man, I am so pro-woman. I have three sisters, I was raised by women, so I never felt that way. But that’s the way people wanted to paint me. And that was unfortunate at times, but if people project a broad-brushstrokes image onto you, what can you do about it?”

Ryan Phillippe has worked on projects like The Lincoln Lawyer, Shooter, Big Sky, The 2nd, and others. 

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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon share the reason for their split

In an interview with Distractify, Ryan Phillippe opened up on his separation from the Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon. Talking about a prominent issue in their marriage, he shared,

“I think more of the problem was age when we got together so young. I think it can create issues — two people in this industry — because there’s so much noise that goes along with it.”

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon also shared a similar opinion on their age being a prominent reason for divorce. She appeared on the ITV talk series Lorraine in 2017, where she talked about taking up a lot of adult responsibilities at an early age. Home Again actress shared (via Hello Magazine),

“I mean, I got married when I was 23. I had two kids by the time I was 27… Sometimes it’s good to know yourself. I would never change anything. I’ve said to my daughter, ‘you know, 25 you start to know yourself a little bit better.'”

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon have remained good friends over the years.


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Source-The Guardian Hello Magazine Distractify


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