Ryan Phillippe and his ex-wife, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, split almost a decade ago but still share two happy children together – 17-year-old daughter Ava and 13-year-old son Deacon.
The 42-year-old actor is now opening up about how him and Reese co-parent, especially around the holidays.
“As a divorced dad we trade off, so last year my kids and I went to my parents in Delaware, this year they will be with their mom and I am shooting a movie up in Toronto,” Phillippe told ET of his Thanksgiving plans at the Innocence Project Benefit gala in New York City on Tuesday. “I am going to fly down to Philly and just have a Thanksgiving with my parents and the kids get to be with Reese.”
As for his “healthy” relationship with Reese he says, “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!’ We have been very good about that.”