Phillippe’s romance hots up

Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe is reportedly getting “serious” with his girlfriend.

The 39-year-old actor has been dating 22-year-old model Paulina Slagter since December 2011.

The pair spent some of the festive period in Miami and were spotted enjoying an evening at Wall nightclub at the W Hotel South Beach on Saturday.

“A source told us Phillippe was overheard describing his relationship with Slagter as ‘serious’,” reports New York Post.

Ryan and Paulina apparently travelled to the sunny city so they can ring in the New Year on Wednesday.

They may have been together for a couple of years but the pair are still into each other, with claims they couldn’t keep their hands off each other over the weekend.

“[They were] all over each other [and] very affectionate,” the insider explained.

Ryan and his model girlfriend even put on a sexy dance display at one point.

Earlier this year there were rumors the pair were ready to take their romance to the next level after they were seen out with Ryan’s children. He has daughter Ava, 14, and ten-year-old son Deacon with his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon and two-year-old daughter Kailani with his ex-girlfriend Alexis Knapp.

He and Paulina took the older kids to a Bruno Mars concert in Los Angeles in July. In May, the pair were seen at one of Deacon’s sports matches, with Reese and her husband Jim Toth also in attendance.

Ryan and Reese have worked hard to maintain a good relationship for the sake of their kids. The actor has previously admitted he isn’t totally against them following in their parents’ footsteps, but would prefer them to choose other careers.

“I think there’s good and bad people in each and every occupation,” he said. “If they’re tough enough to handle all that would go along with it, then you know.

“And I’ve often said, and I don’t mean to dismiss or demean our industry, but I’d like to see them do something a little more meaningful or important. If I had the education and what they have offered to them as kids, I may have gone a different way.”

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