What to Know about Deacon Reese Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon’s Son!

Deacon Reese Phillippe is the second child of the Cruel Intentions actors, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.

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He has recently stepped into the entertainment industry as a singer.

Early Life of Deacon Reese Phillippe

Deacon Reese Phillippe was born on October 23, 2003, to Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. He was raised alongside his elder sister, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.

Deacon Reese Phillippe with His Parents, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.
Deacon with his parents on his 18th birthday.
Source: Instagram

Deacon recently celebrated his 18th birthday with his parents, who separated in 2008.

Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son. You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you. We are lucky to be your mom and dad. Love you, pup..(I’d say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon)

Regarding his education, Deacon attended Brentwood School until 2017. He then joined Pacific Palisades Charter High School from where he will graduate in 2022. In 2019, he completed a Behavioral Economics Summer Program from the University of Cambridge.

Dating Marine Degryse

Deacon Reese Phillippe is currently dating beauty influencer, Marine Degryse. The duo is together since May 4, 2019.

Marine Degryse's Instagram snapshot.
Marine and Deacon are together for two years.
Source: Instagram

They were first seen together on Deacon’s Instagram on April 26, 2021, and on Marine’s Instagram on May 4, 2021.

Career as a Musician

The 18-year-old Deacon Reese Phillippe started his music career in 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown. He made music digitally at the time but hoped to meet people and collaborate with them.

I feel like the best records are made in person.

Phillippe got interested in music while spending time with his dad listening to the radio in the car. His dad taught him most of the stuff he knows and started learning more from the YouTube videos.

I realized there’s more to making music than just being a vocalist, and that a lot of times it’s the production that makes me feel something. I asked my dad about how it works, and he taught me all the stuff he knew, and then I started watching YouTube videos.

Dance-Music producer, Kygo approached him and released his debut single, Long Run featuring vocals by Nina Nesbitt. He also released his second single, Love for the Summer, written by Kelsea Ballerini featuring TikTok star Loren Gray.

Long Run featuring Nina Nesbitt.

Phillippe says he wants to write and produce songs for now. But, we might soon hear his voice.

During his interview with Interview Magazine, he also revealed that he’s interested in acting. But, we are yet to see him on the big screen.

Prior to becoming a musician, Deacon worked part-time at Deedle as a Social Media Producer. He has also been working as a Freelance Graphic Designer since October 2016.

Relationship of His Parents

Deacon Reese Phillippe’s parents, Ryan and Reese married on June 5, 1999, at Old Wide Awake Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. They had first met at a party on his mom’s 21st birthday and were cast in Cruel Intentions the following year.

Unfortunately, their marriage came to an end after six years. In October 2006, the pair filed for divorce and a year later, on October 5, 2007, they were officially separated. The pair got joint custody of their kids.

Post-divorce, his mother married Jim Toth in 2011.

Reese Witherspoon with Her Husband, Jim Toth.
Reese married Jim in 2011.
Source: Instagram

Meanwhile, his father dated model and actress, Alexis Knapp in 2010 but broke up the same year. He also dated Paulina Slagter and even got engaged in 2015. However, they called it off the following year.

Ryan also had a brief relationship with Elsie Hewitt. He’s currently single!

Three Siblings

Deacon Reese Phillippe has three siblings, sister, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, and two step-siblings, Kailani Merizalde Phillippe-Knapp and Tennessee James Toth.

Reese Witherspoon with Her Current Husband and Kids.
Reese with her husband and kids.
Source: Instagram

Ava was born on September 9, 1999. She’s an artist, photographer, and sculptor. She’s also a political speaker and activist.

Ava Elizabeth and Deacon Reese Phillippe.
Ava and Deacon were born four years apart.
Source: Instagram

Kai Knapp was born in 2011 to Ryan and his ex-girlfriend, Alexis Knapp. She is 10 years old as of 2021.

Deacon’s youngest sibling, Tennessee was born in 2012 to his mother, Reese, and her current husband, Jim.

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