On The HFPA in Conversation, host and journalist Margaret Gardiner asked the actress about the time she and the actor co-presented an award at the 2002 Oscars, during which he said she should speak before him because she makes more money than him. Reese said in the interview that the moment "wasn't scripted" and she did not know he would say it ahead of time.
"There's so few women that make a lot of money that sometimes they're shamed for it, and sometimes they are expected to give more and do more and be more to others in the same position that, say, a male movie star would not be expected to," Reese said. "But I do think gender norms have changed quite a bit since that moment in 2000 or something."
Reese, 44, and Ryan, 46, co-starred in the dark teen cult film Cruel Intentions and were married between 1999, the year the film was released, and 2008. The actors, once one of the most popular celebrity couples, share two children, Ava Phillippe, 21, and Deacon Phillippe, 17.
Three years after her divorce from Ryan, Reese married her current husband, CAA talent agent Jim Toth. The two share a son, Tennessee Toth, 8.
But Ryan is not the first actor Reese has dated. In the past, she has also been romantically linked to more of her co-stars, including Jake Gyllenhaal. Check out her confirmed and rumored dating history below: