Ryan Phillippe on life, family, and raising the kids

05/15/2005 at 10:09 PM ET

Phillippe Ryan Phillippe on Life and Family: “Home life’s great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I’ve reached this sort of wonderful precipice. I’ve been in this business for a long time at my age, I’ve just turned 30, and I feel like my wife’s career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we’ve both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live. And now I’m ready to work on my stuff, my career. I feel like everything’s taken care of. I’m just in a really good place.”

Would Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon Raise Their Kids in LA?: “Where you raise your children isn’t as important as how you raise your children. I think [it’s] what you talk to them about, what you expose them to, what you make them mindful of. And you’ve got to do that anywhere you live. LA can be a very open and accepting creative environment. But it is important, because there is this odd separation here, it is important to make your kids mindful of other people and other people’s plight. I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it’s really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people.”


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Jacks on

Good for him! Reese & Ryan seem like such grounded and hands on parents. I hope everything continues to go well for them and their beautifuls kids.

bab on

How wise he is.

Makeup Mama on

Ryan is so grounded and intelligent – you can tell that he is a truly wonderful father. I sincerely hope that he and Reese stay together – they are such a great couple and a real example of “reality” in Hollywood.

Scarlett on

*sigh* I love Ryan so much. *heartbroken* hehehe.

julie on

From all of the media coverage of Ryan it seems like reese is a lucky woman. He sounds like such a good guy that really loves his family. And he’s pretty easy on the eyes as well 🙂 I really hope they last!!

Alyson on

Man! Reading this just makes him even hotter! whew* Hearts a pounding!!

Coco on

He is the sexiest Dad in Hollywood.