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Ryan Phillippe Shocked by Abbie Cornish's Split Announcement

April 13, 2010 (9:05 am) GMT
The actor vows that he would never date any celebrity who has a publicist as he thinks it's inappropriate to announce a break-up publicly.

Actor was astonished when he learned Aussie actress had dumped him - because he thought the pair had agreed to mutually and privately end a four-year romance.

Cornish's representative went public with the split in February and sent the "" star reeling. Speaking to U.S. shock jock on Monday, April 12, Phillippe stated, "I have a new rule not to date anyone who has a publicist. Who announces a break-up? I don't understand that. There's no need for that."

The actor also used the radio chat with Stern to attack those who have taken aim at him for ending his seven-year marriage to . He added, "I've been dumped on in the press for relationship stuff since Reese... I'm tired of getting s**t on. I don't feel like I deserve it. Things happen."

Phillippe revealed he's still good friends with his ex-wife - and they console each other over bad break-ups: "After I had my break-up, she called, and after she did, I called."

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