Just five months into his romance with actress Amanda Seyfriend, Ryan Phillippe is facing a bombshell that could torpedo the budding relationship. Alexis Knapp — an actress the divorced father of two briefly dated last summer — is heavily pregnant and claiming Ry is the father.
Try to keep up. There’ll be a quiz on this later…
After dominating the searchers of Gossip Junkies for the better part of the week, on Thursday, Alexis broke her silence via a statement from her rep.
In a true show of restrain by Hollywood standards, Knapp intends to remain silent about her pregnancy.
Knapp’s publicist told PEOPLE Thursday that the actress and model “has never asked Ryan for any help, nor does she expect it. Alexis has maintained her silence and will continue to do so. Any ‘source’ claiming to have been her or her camp up to this point is false. She continues to appreciate the love and support of her family and friends.”
Phillippe, who can be seen next alongside Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, has not commented publicly. The 36-year-old Crash actor has two children from his marriage to Reese Witherspoon, Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, and friends say he’ll take responsibility for a third child if it’s proven to be his. He’s just waiting on the results of a paternity test.
“Ryan doesn’t know if he is the dad,” a informant-type tells Us Magazine. “If he is, he will take full responsibility for the child. He’s a good guy. He loves being a dad and takes being a dad really seriously.”