The actor, 36, who already has two kids with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, may become a father again -- so says his ex-girlfriend, pregnant model-actress Alexis Knapp, who claims she's carrying his baby. (Knapp recently stepped out in Hollywood bearing an unmistakable baby bump.)
"She's in the second trimester," a source confirms to UsMagazine.com of Knapp, who next stars in the film "Project X" (out this Thanksgiving) and the Miley Cyrus flick "So Undercover." (A rep could not be reached for comment.)
First-time mom-to-be Knapp dated Phillippe for several months on and off last year before he ended the relationship in September. "She has been telling people he is the father," explains another source to Us.
"Ryan doesn't know if he is the dad," adds the second source. "If he is, he will take full responsibility for the child."
Explains a third insider of Phillippe and Knapp, "He and Alexis were actually together for a while. ... It was pretty serious."
"He's a good guy," adds the insider. "He loves being a dad and takes being a dad really seriously."
His kids with Witherspoon, 35, are Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7.
"If this kid is his," the insider says, "He will do the right thing. He takes his responsibility seriously."
Phillippe's current squeeze is Amanda Seyfried -- although the duo have been tight-lipped about their romance. "I'm dating," said Phillippe on Friday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show." "Not nearly as voracious as the magazines like to make out, [but] I am dating."