Ryan Phillippe: 'Things Are Great' with Reese Witherspoon

"It makes the kids feel better that the parents are interacting," the actor says of his ex-wife

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They’re getting along well – for the sake of the kids.

That’s the current state of the relationship between Ryan Phillippe and his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, the actor says in an interview airing Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“Things are great,” says the actor, 35. “It is so important as divorced parents to keep that connection. It makes the kids feel better that the parents are interacting. We go to all the school events together, and we’re there for each other.”

Given their line of work, it takes some juggling – but they’ve made it work. “From one week to the next you don’t know where you’re going to have to be for a promotional tour or on location,” Phillippe says. “We’ve done a really good job with that, and our kids are happy and healthy and doing awesome.”

Phillippe and Witherspoon split in 2006 after seven years of marriage. They have two children together – Ava, 10, and Deacon, 6.

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