The actor - who has children Ava, 10, and Deacon, 6, with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon - claimed he was comfortable enough to go to a gay bar in Austin, Texas, with a friend, because he's so comfortable with his own sexuality. He said: "We ended up going to a gay bar there, but I don't even think anyone noticed me. I was kind of shocked. Maybe my gay fans are just better behaved than my straight fans.
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And it's a career choice that he says nearly cost him his relationship with his family. In a recent interview with New York's KFC Radio , Phillippe reveals that his parents, Richard and Susan, weren't pleased when he landed the pioneering role in the early 90s. I mean, this was and I was playing a gay teenager and I was in a Christian school. They weren't happy about it. As fans may recall, Billy Douglas was a popular but closeted high school student who was a jock that became class president. His story was one of the longest and most complex narratives to deal with a lesbian or gay character on television up to that point, and Phillippe said that he was actually warned against the "risky" role, as it came at the height of the AIDS crisis.
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Literally swimming in worldwide recognition since the beginning of the millennium, the woman does not take her incredible success for granted. Reese shoots at least one movie or TV series per year. As a philanthropist, Witherspoon engages with organizations fighting for the rights of children and women. Reese is also a co-founder of the Hello Sunshine media firm, which produces female-led films and series.
Newcomer actor Ryan Phillippe played the role from April until May The character is the first openly gay teenager featured in a television series ,     and Phillippe's breakthrough role  is considered groundbreaking in daytime television. In , One Life to Live executive producer Linda Gottlieb hired a fresh-faced year-old Ryan Phillippe to play the newly created role.