Alexis Knapp makes ‘Phillippe’ part of baby Kailani’s name


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Ryan Phillippe has remained silent on the possible paternity of a baby long suspected to be his -- but Alexis Knapp may have dropped a clue that he’s the father of her newborn girl.

Knapp, an actress and friend of Miley Cyrus, has reportedly given the name Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp to the baby born July 1.


Despite the inclusion of Ryan’s surname in the baby’s name, the field in which the birth father is identified was left blank, People said.

In March, an expectant Knapp was telling friends she was carrying the ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ actor’s child. The pair were said to have dated in February 2010, after his split from actress Abbie Cornish.

Phillippe hasn’t commented on his dad status, but was seen escorting Knapp to doctor appointments toward the end of her pregnancy and was at the hospital for the delivery.

‘Ryan is aware of the situation [and] totally prepared to take responsibility should the child be his,’ a source said when rumors first circulated in the spring.


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