Friday Flesh: Ryan Phillippe

These are happy times in the Phillippe/Witherspoon household. Reese, a/k/a Mrs. Ryan Phillippe, just won a Golden Globe for her performance in the movie Walk The Line. I haven’t seen the movie, but I hear it was a well-deserved win.

But we’re not here to talk about the talented Ms. Witherspoon today.

We want to discuss her husband.

We all remember the beautiful man we know as Ryan Phillippe when he was just a young lad, when he played the first major gay character on the soap opera One Life To Live. He was adorable then, but we had no idea what we were in for at the time.

Ryan Phillippe in his younger days.

Then came a movie called White Squall, which had all kinds of young boys running around shirtless all the time– Ryan included. He was instantly moved from “Cute young kid” to “Hot young stud.”

Then came I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions. And then, finally, 54. A star– and a stud– was born.

Ryan had become a superstar. His face was everywhere. His body was everywhere. And we loved him for it.

And then he got married. It seemed that after marriage, our boy Ryan took a backseat to acting to become a father. And you know what, I find that very admirable in a guy.

But lest you think that Mr. Phillippe just sat around drinking beer and getting fat, I am here to prove you wrong. For Ryan has only improved with age; much like a fine wine or a sharp cheese. OK maybe that was a bad analogy. But still.

Ryan Phillippe looking HOT in recent days.

These recent photos of Ryan working out were posted on the Most Beautiful Man.com website and let me tell you, if all dads looked this great, there would be a lot of adulterin’ going on. Damn.

Sure he’s looking a little streety here, but sometimes I find that kinda hot in a guy. Especially on him. For another view of Ryan, checking to make sure that everything’s hunky-dory (and I do mean HUNKY), check out this photo.

These pics also remind me to let you know that tomorrow starts a new day for me. I will be attending my first Weight Watchers meeting. It’s a big step for me, and a scary one at that. I’ve wanted to do something about my weight problem for a long time (and for the record it’s not THAT bad.. but bad enough that I want to change it). So watch for updates on my progress as things go along. I don’t know if I necessarily want to say how much I weigh when I go in there, but I’ll be more than happy to share how much I’m losing.

And for the record, my weight loss goal is 35 pounds.

Wish me luck… and have a great weekend!

OH and PS – Friday Flesh stays as is. Enjoy 🙂

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