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Ryan Phillippe is engaged to a Stanford Law student, so go him

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Well, this is a positive way to cap off 2015: Ryan Phillippe popped the question and received a “yes” from his longtime girlfriend, Paulina Slagter.

Phillippe, who shockingly is 41 years old, has been dating the 25-year-old for four years. The pair got engaged on Christmas, according to E! News.

“They arrived in Miami on Sunday and had lunch at Seaspice, where they ate facing the river at the owner’s table,” an insider said. “She was really cute and humble about the way she showed off the ring.”

Phillippe seems quite smitten with his fiancee, telling Howard Stern back in April, “She’s awesome. When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model but she’s about to graduate Stanford Law. Also what’s great about it — as you get older, certain issues become more important to you. I’m very involved in civil rights issues, and so to be with a woman who could actually make an impact in the legal realm — that’s a beautiful thing.”

This will be the second marriage for Phillippe, who was famously married to a fictional law student, Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon, for eight years until their divorce in 2007. The exes share a 12-year-old son as well as a daughter who is a mere nine years younger than her stepmom-to-be. Phillippe also has a daughter with model-actress Alexis Knapp.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:41pm]


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