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Ryan Phillippe gets engaged to Paulina Slagter

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Ryan Phillippe gets engaged to Paulina Slagter

Ryan Phillippe is engaged.

The 41-year-old actor has reportedly got down on one knee and asked for girlfriend Paulina Slagter's hand in marriage over the holidays, the New York Post's Page Six column reports.

Meanwhile, the 'Catch Hell' star - who was previously married to Reese Witherspoon for eight years - recently gushed about his wife-to-be.

He shared: "It's [serious]. I'm not opposed to [getting married again]. 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."

And Ryan also recently admitted he's more focused on his family, including his three children, daughters Ava, 16, and Kai, four and 12-year-old son Deacon, and his career is taking a back seat as a result.

He shared: "Since I became a dad, I love the business [but] it's not everything to me. I think that's held me back in some regards."