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It is a rare occasion when we see actor Ryan Phillippe out in the public eye and we now may know the reason why! The world knew Ryan not only for his role on the soap “One Life to Live” but also in film projects including “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Cruel Intentions.”

His biggest role in “real life” was his stint as husband to actress Reese Witherspoon from 1999-2007, at least in the eyes of the media.

In an interview yesterday on Howard Stern‘s Sirius XM radio show, Ryan let loose his feeling about how he has been portrayed to the world after the divorce. He said, “I’ve been dumped on in the press for relationship stuff since Reese and I divorced. I am tired of getting s**t on. I don’t feel like I deserve it. Things happen! How many people have you broken up with in your life?”

Ryan is referring to speculation that he had cheated on Reese with actress Abbie Cornish and that was the reason behind their divorce. Cornish and Phillippe did start dating not too long after the split in 2006 but ended their relationship four months ago.

Phillippe said that he and Reese are “friends” for the sake of their two children. The actor believes that if his children feel protected and safe they really don’t care who their parents are dating.

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