Actor Ryan Phillippe has reportedly called off his engagement to law school student Paulina Slagter.
The 42-year-old Cruel Intentions star proposed to the future lawyer last Christmas (15), but sources tell Us Weekly the couple has split after dating since 2011.
News of the break-up may surprise some as it appeared the pair was going from strength to strength just a few months ago, when Ryan gushed about Paulina during an April (16) appearance on shock jock Howard Stern's satellite radio show.
"She’s awesome,” he smiled. “When people see her they have these judgements 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.”
Phillippe was previously married to Reese Witherspoon and shares daughter Ava, 17, and son Deacon, 13, with the actress. The couple split in 2006 after seven years of marriage, and their divorce was finalized a year later (07).
Following his break-up with Reese, Ryan moved on to date Australian actress Abbie Cornish for three years until they parted ways in 2010. He then ignited a relationship with model/actress Alexis Knapp, the mother of his third child, five-year-old daughter Kailani.