Stunning Legally Blonde 2: Red, WHITE AND BLONDE actress Reese Witherspoon is planning to move to London's trendy Notting Hill with husband RYAN PHILLIPPE.

The attractive couple are taking their cue from other stars who have flocked to the fashionable west London area, including singers Robbie Williams and Geri Halliwell, and actress Minnie Driver.

At the London premiere of his pregnant wife's new film, Ryan said yesterday (23JUL03), "We've been doing some serious house-hunting in Notting Hill, that's where we want to live.

"The place has such a funky feel about it. The restaurants and bars are very cool and we have had a look at some great houses. With all the interest in us as a couple in the US, we are looking for a kind of safe haven, I suppose. This is a really nice place to settle.

"We have spent a lot of time over here recently and I have been spending time in Hyde Park while Reese has been working and vice-versa. London is a great city for families and children."

Reese and Ryan are already parents to three-year-old daughter AVA ELIZABETH, and their second child is expected in November (03).

IGBY GOES DOWN star Ryan continues, "Reese is pregnant. Even without the baby, this kind of work schedule is exhausting.

"In a couple of weeks we are both taking some time out. We have been doing premieres for about four or five years together now - so sometimes it's a bit like going through the motions for us. Reese is the real star though. I'm a very lucky guy."

24/07/2003 17:07