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Ryan Phillippe's daughter taught him 'what love truly is'

2014-09-12 03:00

Los Angeles - Ryan Phillippe learnt what ''love truly is'' from his eldest daughter.

The Secrets & Lies star's daughter Ava - his child with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon - turned 15 on Tuesday leading him to make a number of emotional Twitter posts recalling what happened on the day she was born.

Ryan revealed it was not an easy trip for him to make to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to be by Reese's side for the birth because he was shooting a movie in Utah and had to be flown to the hospital by helicopter.

The actor let us know that a fathers love for his daughter goes something like this:

Ryan reached the milestone age of 40 on Wednesday but he was not as enthused with his birthday as he was with Ava's.

Referring to his own special day, he tweeted:

Ryan and Reese also have a 10-year-old son Deacon and the former couple share joint custody of their kids.

Ryan also has a three-year-old daughter Kailani with his ex-girlfriend, model-and-actress Alexis Knapp.

Reese, 38, is now married to talent agent Jim Toth and they have a 23-month-old son Tennessee together.

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