Actor Ryan Phillippe has dismissed reports his 2006 marriage split was caused by jealousy over his former wife Reese Witherspoon's blossoming Hollywood career.
The former couple split just after Witherspoon won her first Oscar in 2005, while Phillippe could only muster critical acclaim for films like Crash and Stop-Loss.
Reports suggested the pair drifted apart because the actor couldn't handle his wife's success - but he insists nothing could be further from the truth.
He says, "That was the least of our problems. I was always really proud of her success. I'm not a competitive person, and I have no aspirations to be a giant in this industry. I like making movies, but I never had designs on making $25 million a picture."