Ryan Phillippe Tells Ex Reese Witherspoon They ‘Did Pretty Good’

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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon with son Deacon.
Courtesy of Ryan Phillippe/Instagram

Coparenting champs. Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon‘s son Deacon Phillippe is officially an adult, and the Big Sky star gave his ex-wife a shout-out on his son’s birthday.

“Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son,” Ryan, 47, shared by way of Instagram on Saturday, October 23, alongside photographs of him and Witherspoon, 45, with their son in entrance of his birthday cake. “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.”

The proud dad added, “I’d say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon.”

The Cruel Intentions costars met in 1997 and had been married two years later. However, they divorced in 2006 after seven years of marriage when daughter Ava Phillippe was 7 years outdated and Deacon was 3. The two have coparented their youngsters since their cut up.

Witherspoon commented on her ex-husband’s publish, “So proud of our boy … I mean our ADULT Son! 😮❤️.”

Deacon, for his half, didn’t appear to thoughts the emotional tribute. “Thanks dad!! I love you,” he wrote.

His mom, in the meantime, shared her personal Instagram publish with photographs of Deacon by way of the years. “How did this happen?!! @deaconphillippe is 18?!!” Witherspoon wrote.



Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon with son Deacon.
Courtesy of Ryan Phillippe/Instagram

She recalled how a lot her son has modified over time. “One day he was trading Pokémon cards, singing Bruno Mars songs, and playing American Ninja Warrior in the backyard,” she added. “The next day, he is taller than me, cooking the family steaks on the grill and making his own music with his best friends. My heart is bursting with pride about the young man he is becoming. Happy 18th Birthday Deacon! I love you to the moon around the sun and all the stars.”

Though Witherspoon and Ryan’s marriage didn’t work out, the 2 are pleased with what they’ve made collectively. In addition to their two youngsters, in addition they made Cruel Intentions collectively, and the daddy of three (he shares daughter Kai, 10, with Alexis Knapp) revealed that he’s pleased to be reminded of the long-lasting movie he made along with his ex.

“[The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’] makes me smile almost every time. No matter where I am,” the Lady of the Manor actor completely instructed Us Weekly in September.

“And there’s been a couple of times in my life where I’ve been, like, at a gas station or whatever. And I’ll suddenly hear the song from across the way. And then there’ll be a group of people waving to me. Like, they put the song on a purpose because they saw me there,” he continued. “But to have to be associated with a song, there could be way worse songs to be associated with. You know, it’s a really great song still. And so, when I hear those strings start up, it does, it still makes me happy. So it makes me smile.”

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