The Wicked City star said he had a brief romance with the Oscar-winning actress back in 1992

By Lindsay Kimble
November 04, 2015 03:40 PM
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Before settling down with Jim Toth, and even before having two kids with Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon was romantically entwined with another Hollywood figure – Jeremy Sisto.

The actor revealed that he and the Oscar-winning star had a teenage romance after meeting on the set of a 1992 made-for-TV movie.

“[Witherspoon] was my first actress girlfriend,” Sisto, 41, said during a Reddit AMA. “We had a long-distance relationship for a long time.”

The movie, a drama called Desperate Choices: To Save My Child, was filmed when Witherspoon was around 16 and Sisto was around 17 years old. In the film, Witherspoon played a teenager dying from leukemia.

“I was so into her,” Sisto, who’s currently starring on Wicked City, wrote.

When Witherspoon took off for Africa to film 1993’s A Far Off Place, however, Sisto assumed the relationship was over.

“I guess I thought she had broken up with me because she didn’t call that much,” he admitted. “So, I moved on and met my ex-wife Marisa [Ryan]. When [Witherspoon] returned I found out that wasn’t her intention, but I had already gotten involved. Felt badly. She’s a great person.”

Oh, what could have been!