Love Is Dead: Ryan Phillippe and Fiancée Paulina Slagter Split After Five Years

Ryan Phillippe and his fiancée Paulina Slagter have ended their engagement after 10 months.

The couple, who got engaged last Christmas, have been together for nearly five years. According to Us Weekly, who broke the news, there is no word yet on what caused the split.

The breakup comes as a surprise since, earlier this year, the Cruel Intentions star gushed about the Stanford law student, describing her as “‘awesome.”

“When people see her they have these judgments because she could be a model, but she’s about to graduate Stanford Law,” he said. “[But] 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.”

Phillippe was previously married to Reese Witherspoon with whom he shares two children, Ava and Deacon. He also has a child with ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp.