The star of Legally Blonde may for not much longer be legally bound to her husband. In a statement released to TMZ.com on Monday morning, a spokesperson for Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe says, "We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate." The duo, who exchanged vows seven years ago, have two children, ages 7 and 3. The rep's statement goes on to say that Witherspoon and Phillippe "remain committed to their family, and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time."