Actor Ryan Phillippe is struggling to get over his split from Reese Witherspoon, finding their separation the "most difficult" period of his life. Phillippe married Witherspoon in 1999 and they have two children together - seven-year-old AVA and three-year-old DEACON - but they split in October (06) amidst rumours Phillippe's partying and flirting destroyed their relationship. The FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS actor has found it hard to move on with cameras following his every move. He says, "It's unfortunate when you have kids, but I signed up for this and have to deal with it. I don't read the magazines or watch the shows. It's hard when people follow me to my kid's school. This is the most difficult time in my life."