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"We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate," a rep for the couple said in a statement released Monday. "They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time."
TMZ.com first reported the couple's split and People magaine confirmed it.
Witherspoon, 30, and Phillippe, 32, have two children, daughter Ava, 7, and son Deacon, 3.
Witherspoon, who won an Oscar for her role in last year's hit Walk the Line, is next expected to appear in the drama Rendition. Phillippe is currently starring in the WWII drama, Flags of Our Fathers.
We hope Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore aren't next to call it quits.