Ryan Phillippe ‘very happy’ for newly engaged ex-wife Reese Witherspoon

London: Ryan Phillippe has congratulated his former wife Reese Witherspoon upon her engagement to Hollywood agent Jim Toth.

The ‘Cruel Intentions’ star, who was married to the Oscar-winning actress for seven years until they split in 2008, said on Thursday that he was ‘very happy’ for the couple, reports the Daily Mail.

“I`m very happy for both Reese and Jim,” the 36-year-old actor said in a statement to the New York Daily News.

“I wish nothing but the best for the mother of my children,” he added.

Witherspoon and Phillippe have two children together - 11-year-old daughter Ava and seven-year-old son Deacon.