Who is Deacon Reese Phillippe?
Deacon Reese Phillippe was born on 23 October 2003, in California, USA, and is a student, but known for being the son of actor Ryan Philippe from his marriage to actress Reese Witherspoon. Due to both of his parents being successful actors, there is a lot of speculation that he will pursue a similar career in the future.
The Net Worth of Deacon Reese Phillippe
As of early-2020, Deacon Reese Phillippe’s net worth is estimated to be over $2.5 million, mostly through benefitting from the success of both of his parents. Ryan Philippe has a net worth estimated to be over $30 million, and his mother a bank account of over $150 million. As a result, he enjoys a relatively luxurious lifestyle.
Parents’ Relationship and Divorce
Ryan and Reese met during her 21st birthday party in 1997 – the two would go on to work together in the film “Cruel Intentions, and begin a romantic relationship, from which she became pregnant, leading to the two marrying in 1999. Deacon Reese was born in 2003, growing up with older sister Ava Elizabeth Phillippe who would later pursue a modeling career.
When he was three years old, his parents announced that they were separating, leading to Witherspoon filing for divorce just a month later, citing irreconcilable differences and the couple battled due to the lack of a prenuptial agreement.
Deacon’s mother refused any spousal support to his father, and wanted sole custody of the children. On the other hand, Ryan requested joint custody and didn’t care for any spousal support. Things were eventually settled, with the couple awarded joint custody.
Father – Ryan Phillippe
Ryan started his career at a young age, signing with a New Jersey-based talent agency called Cathy Parker Management. His debut was in the ABC television series “One Life to Live”, playing the character Billy Douglas for a year – his role marked the first time a gay teenager appeared as a character in a daytime soap opera.
Ryan rose to fame quickly, starring in several high-profile films of the late 1990s including “I Know What You Did Last Summer” alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
In 1999, he starred in “Cruel Intentions” alongside Deacon’s mother Reese Witherspoon, a retelling of the novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”. The role solidified his status as a male sex symbol, and continued to build on his fame. Later in his career, he focused more on roles that would establish his versatility, playing a Navy corpsman in “Flags of Our Fathers”, and working on a rare comedy in “MacGruber”.
He also starred in “The Bang-Bang Club”, which as the name denotes, is based on the group of South African photographers who documented the end of the racial segregation in the region known as apartheid. His latest projects include “Shooter” and “Catch Hell”.
Mother – Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is one of the most successful actresses of today, establishing himself during the 1990s with roles in “Fear” and “Cruel Intentions”. In 2001, she gained international recognition for her role in the comedy “Legally Blonde”, playing the character Elle Woods, a role she would reprise in the sequel two years later.
During the mid to late-2000s, she experienced a downturn in her career and took less noticeable projects. In 2011, she got back into the limelight with a role in the romantic film “Water for Elephants”.
She also started working in production responsible for films such as “Gone Girl” and “Wild”. One of her latest projects is the show “Big Little Lies” which won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series. She is listed by “Forbes” as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and “Time” magazine named her in their list of 100 most influential people in the world.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is also a recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actress for role as June Carter-Cash in “Walk the Line”.
While Deacon’s parents separated when he was young, he had no shortage of time with them. Their shared custody meant that he could always be with his parents, with both agreeing on an equal schedule with him. He spent a lot of time with his mother who documented his upbringing through photos shared on the website Instagram, through which some of her fans saw his birthdays, achievements, and a few of their activities.
In 2016, he made his first foray into social media and created an account, quickly gaining over 70,000 followers mainly from the popularity his parents have. This number continues to grow steadily, despite him not being that active with postings. Apart from that, he’s also appeared with his parents in public several times, mostly joining them in red carpet events. He is completing his high school education, and it is not known if he will further his education in college, or if he will enter acting. He also grew close to two step-siblings, and when it comes to the media, he doesn’t like to engage, and doesn’t answer any personal questions.
Deacon Reese is single as he is still young and focused on completing his high school education. Apart from school and spending time with the family, it is known that he loves watching professional baseball games. He plays a lot of baseball as it is his main sport, and there is a possibility that he could pursue professional sports as well, though it has yet to be confirmed.