During their nine years together, it really felt as though Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were the perfect couple. With their all-American good looks and their stellar Hollywood careers, it really felt like they came straight out of a fairy tale. Unfortunately, like most Hollywood couples that get together when they’re really young, these two didn’t last, which left all of us with broken hearts. Thankfully, we can still remember what it was like when they were together, which is why we have 11 things you didn’t know about the former couple’s relationship:
11. The Best Birthday Present
They met at Reese’s 21st birthday party. Ryan came with a mutual friend of theirs. According to her, she went up to him and told him that she thought he was her birthday present. They clicked immediately and began a long distance correspondence, communicating via phone calls, letters and emails because he was filming I Know What You Did Last Summer in North Carolina. Five weeks after their first meeting, she went to visit him on set. After filming wrapped, they took a road trip together and fell in love.