Reese Witherspoon spent the Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by her family — and there is no question who her kids look like. The Big Little Lies actress shared the sweet Instagram photo of her entire brood around their decorated table.
The picture features Reese, husband Jim Toth, her two children from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe, daughter Ava, 21, and son Deacon, 17, as well as son Tennessee, 8, from her marriage to Jim. It’s rare to see her with all three of her kids together, but it’s clear the Witherspoon genes run strong in her family.
There’s been no doubt that Ava is her mother’s doppelgänger, we’ve seen the similarities for years. They could almost be twins because you see so much of Reese in her daughter’s face — it’s uncanny. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty is now 21 years old and continues to be a light in her mom’s life.
Wow! How is it possible that this little girl is 21?! Happy Birthday to my sweet girl who has become the most incredible young woman. 💫 Ava, there aren’t enough words to describe how proud I am of you. I can’t wait to see ALL the Good you will put into this world. I love you 💕 pic.twitter.com/ALitsSYxcl
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) September 9, 2020
“Wow! How is it possible that this little girl is 21?! Happy Birthday to my sweet girl who has become the most incredible young woman,” Witherspoon wrote on Twitter in September. “Ava, there aren’t enough words to describe how proud I am of you. I can’t wait to see ALL the Good you will put into this world. I love you.”
Deacon has always looked like his dad, but what’s striking about the Thanksgiving photo is how much he resembles his mom, too. From the shape of his eyes to his slightly mischievous grin, there are hints of Reese’s personality in him.
Reese has been supportive of the budding musician and producer’s young career. She often promotes his work on her social media platforms.
“So proud of my son @deaconphillippe… his first single with the incredibly talented @ninanesbitt is out now! It’s the perfect summer bop with a sick beat and dope drops (is that what the kids say?!) check it out,” she bragged in July about his single, “Long Run.”
As for Tennessee, he’s keeping mom busy with homeschooling trials and tribulations now that he’s in second grade. It’s not hard to see that he takes after his mother when it comes to those strong Witherspoon genes. His blonde locks and sweet smile also resemble a baby Reese.
No matter who they look like, Reese always gives an honest perspective on parenting — it isn’t easy. The one thing she wants to make clear that all moms are working hard and trying to raise the best kiddos possible.
“No one’s really doing it perfectly,” she refreshingly admitted to Southern Style. “I think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can.”
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