Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and now Reese Witherspoon – immediately after winning an oscar all of these leading ladies succumbed to a split from their partners after their big wins.That might be an unfortunate coincidence, but an interesting finding nevertheless.

To say that people were shocked by Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s sudden split would be an understatement.Sadly, explosive new details are surfacing about Reese and Ryan’s troubled marriage, including reports of an alleged affair between Ryan and a young actress Abbie Cornish, a rising Australian actress who reportedly resembles Reese.Reese came across pictures of Ryan and Abbie together and she immediately confronted Ryan. He admitted having an affair.

Reese and Ryan, who have a 7-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son, have been plagued by rumors of problems before. Just days after Reese’s big Oscar win in March, tabloids were reporting their marriage was in crisis.

The couple met when a mutual friend brought Phillippe to Witherspoon’s 21st-birthday party. Two years later, after they had costarred in 1999’s Cruel Intentions, he proposed. They married in June 1999 and had Ava three months later.

Though the couple seemed to have it all – a successful relationship, thriving careers and beautiful children – they both spoke openly about having to work on their marriage.

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