It’s no big surprise when kids look like their parents. That is the magic of DNA, after all. But it doesn’t mean that sometimes the resemblance isn’t so striking that it makes you stop and wonder if there is some sort of Orphan Black sorcery at hand. Such is often the case with celebrity offspring because we get to see their lives play out in the public eye.
Judging by some Hollywood families, famous moms must have tenacious genes — while we all know a partner contributed to the kid’s genetic makeup, you can’t necessarily tell it just by looking.
Although Ava Phillippe and her petite Southern mother, Reese Witherspoon, are precisely this kind of pair, the list doesn’t end there. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Hilary Duff — there are many Hollywood moms whose children are their mini-mes. Keep clicking and prepare to be impressed by the power of genetics.