The story behind the story about the Ryan Phillippe - Reese Witherspoon break up is that Ryan cheated on Reese. With Abbie Cornish. Who looks sort of like Reese. As does his other blonde girlfriend(s). What was he thinking?
But Abbie says she is not the cause of the marriage ending and that she wasn't having an affair with Ryan, even if she was spotted tongue kissing him at that sushi bar in Texas.
Us Weekly magazine is reporting that Ryan and Abbie were seen canoodling at the Texas eatery where they were filming “Stop Loss”: “Ryan did not go out of his way to hide the fact that he was having a fling with his co-star Abbie Cornish. Besides the fact they were spotted making out in a sushi restaurant together, she was spotted many times leaving his loft apartment.”
It wasn't until the "Flags of Our Fathers" premiere in New York that Reese found saucy e-mails from the Aussie actress on her husband's BlackBerry and confronted him.
“Ryan admitted it was true and said, ‘We just need to end this,’ ” a US Weekly source said. “Reese literally had no choice.”
Ryan went off to Morocco to finish filming "Stop Loss" and hoped Reese would cool off while he was gone.
But when he got home in late October, Reese kicked him out. Before announcing the split, Reese contacted Los Angeles celebrity divorce attorney Robert Kaufman, who has represented Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Marie Presley.