Although they’ve been not-so-secretly been dating for almost two years, Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish (Phillippe’s co-star in Stop Loss who reportedly had a hand in breaking up his marriage to Reese Witherspoon) ended speculation about their relationship when they made their first public appearance at the 2008 Australian in Film Breakthrough Awards in Beverly Hills last night. People reports:
They were adorable,” says a guest. “He had his arm around her and they were cozy and comfortable.” When Cornish – who was being honored with a Breakthrough Award – was introduced, Phillippe rubbed her back while she leaned against his shoulder. Throughout the evening, they held hands…The secret to Cornish’s appeal? “We needed a girl who could knock back and drink the guys under the table, change a blown tire, whatever she needs to do,” their Stop-Loss director, Kimberly Pierce, tells PEOPLE. “And she has that. She’s that kind of girl.”
I can understand how this was a big step for Ryan. I secretly dated a girl for two years and when I finally took her out the cops surrounded us and starting yelling stuff at me like “missing person” and “manhunt.” Whatever. I think they were just jealous. I bet the only reason she ran into that cop’s arms in the first place was because they were related or something and just wanted to catch up.
Abbie Cornish (and Heath Ledger) topless in Candy (NSFW):