After a twelve-year marriage to Jim Toth, Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe were recently photographed together celebrating the release of their son Deacon's debut album "A New Earth". The reunion took place at a party in honor of the album's release, with Ryan taking to his Instagram to share several photos from the event.
"Awesome night with family and friends celebrating the release of, 'A New Earth' by @deaconphillippe! Stream, download, and listen to the album," wrote Ryan in the caption of a carousel of images from the gathering. Reese was also photographed at the party, posing with her son and daughter, who many say resemble their parents.
Ryan Phillippe Pens a Heartfelt Message
In 2021, Reese and Ryan reunited for another special occasion, this time to celebrate Deacon's 18th birthday.
Ryan took to Instagram to share a sweet message about fatherhood and co-parenting, writing, "Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son. You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you.
We are lucky to be your mom and dad. Love you, pup... (I'd say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon)." Reese and Ryan were married in 1999 in Charleston, South Carolina, with Reese six months pregnant at the time of the wedding.
The couple welcomed daughter Ava three months after their nuptials and son Deacon a few years later. Despite the initial appearance of being a perfect couple, Reese and Ryan's relationship became increasingly distant in the early 2000s.
In 2006, the couple announced their separation, emphasizing in a joint statement that they would continue to co-parent their family but could no longer continue as a couple. Ryan has spoken about the importance of therapy in maintaining relationships, once stating that the biggest mistake he made in his marriage to Reese was not seeking therapy and allowing the marriage to fail due to laziness.
Reese has also reflected on her young age at the time of her marriage and the pressures of starting a family and a career, saying in an interview a few years ago, “I got married when I was 23 and I had two kids by the time I was 27.
I don’t know, sometimes it’s good to know yourself [first]," she said before clarifying, “I would never change anything”.