Ryan Phillippe says he's 'open' to getting married again

"I haven't closed any books!" the actor said of the prospect.
By Annie Martin  |  Dec. 29, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Newly single actor Ryan Phillippe says he's "open" to getting married again.

The 42-year-old Shooter star revealed in an interview with People that he hasn't closed the door on marriage despite recently ending his engagement to Paulina Slagter.

"I'm open to it," he said of the prospect. "I don't have a date or any plans set. I haven't closed any books!"

Phillippe and Slagter called it quits in November after an 11-month engagement and five years together. The actor was previously married to Reese Witherspoon for seven years, and finalized his divorce from the actress in 2007.

"[Fame] affects those in your life who didn't choose to be a public figure: your children and the people you are in a relationship with," he said of dating in the public eye.

"I think that's when it gets really difficult," the star admitted. "Of course [dating] is a challenge. When I've been involved with people in my industry in the past, there is a little bit more of an understanding of what to expect, but I feel like when you are with someone who is not in the industry, the focus isn't there to the same degree."

Phillippe shares 17-year-old daughter Ava and 13-year-old son Deacon with Witherspoon and 5-year-old daughter Kai with ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp. He told Entertainment Tonight in November that he and Witherspoon have learned to co-parent amicably and effectively.

"[We're] healthy about how we do things," the actor said. "You have to get to that point as a divorced parent, as any parent, where you're not putting yourself first. You want the kids' experience to be its own and not like, 'Well, I need to have my time!'"

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