Reese Witherspoon filed for a divorce from her husband Ryan Phillippe in November 2006, after 7 years of marriage. She filed under irreconcilable differences. The actual divorce was granted on October 5th but there were custody and financial settlements that had to be taken care of.

Everything was finalized completely on Thursday.
The couple has two children together, a daughter, Ava 8, and a son, Deacon, who is 4 years old. No details were given on the custody settlement though.

Reese Witherspoon has been named one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses with a salary reported of over $15 million per picture placing her above actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz or Nicole Kidman.

She has starred in hit movies such as “Legally Blonde” and “Rendition”. Reese Witherspoon also won the best-actress Academy Award in 2006 for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line.”
The divorced couple met at Witherspoon’s birthday party in 1997 and after a long distance relationship they became engaged to be married in December of 1998. They got married June 5th, 1999 in Charleston South Carolina’s Wide Awake Plantation

Phillippe, who has recently starred in the film “Stop-Loss”, apparently is involved with Australian actress Abbie Cornish, who he met on the set of the movie. He claims that the break up of the marriage was the most devastating time of his life but I guess he has decided to move on with his life now. Reese seems to have done the same thing because she has reportedly been dating actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Jan Barrett 

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