Reese Witherspoon is about to have two adult children in the house, now that her oldest son, Deacon Reese Phillippe, is turning 18 on Oct. 23. And that makes mom “want to cry,” not because they are causing her problems, but because she’s “grateful that these little humans are in [her] life,” per Interview Magazine. She added, “I never expected the kind of relationship that I have with them, but it’s so rewarding to be able to have kids that you can process life with a little bit, and they help me understand the complexities of what it means to be a human now.”
And Deacon, who is also the son of actor Ryan Phillippe, feels the same way about his mom. He lovingly honored his Oscar-winning mom on Mother’s Day, writing, “Every day is Mother’s Day when u got a mom this good 😌I love u mama.” Her roots in Tennessee have helped shape his creative interests and his dad’s supportive guidance, when it came to pursuing a new hobby (and now, career), is what makes Deacon an atypical Hollywood kid. He’s pretty darn nice to his parents, his siblings and his girlfriend of two years.
Now that he’s 18 and graduating from high school in 2022, we can’t wait to see where his career takes him. Find out everything you need to know about Deacon right now — and we think you’ll be surprised about the biggest debate in the Phillippe-Witherspoon households.