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It’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s 50th birthday! Chris Martin and Paltrow share daughter Apple as well as son Moses Martin, and you don’t have to look far on Paltrow’s social media to see that young beauty Apple is the light of her mom’s life. She also happens to take after her gorgeous blonde momma more than just a little, as the slew of lookalike mother-daughter selfies below will inform you in no time, and it’s been an absolute honor to watch Apple grow up from a sweet little girl to a full-grown model (for Goop, anyway). At 18 years old, and with supportive celeb parents like these, the world is young Ms. Apple’s for the taking — but first, let’s take a look back at the best photos of her growing up with lookalike mom Paltrow.
A version of this article was originally published in May 2022.
International Women’s Day
For International Women’s Day in March 2022, Paltrow took to Instagram and shared an adorable photo from a FaceTime session she had with her daughter. Not only did Paltrow highlight just how much her daughter is her spitting image (though not purposefully) she also gave her girl a sweet shout-out in the caption to her post. “But today I want to pay tribute to one (technically almost) woman on the cusp of it. This woman gives me hope for the future of sisterhood, and for the future of our planet. And this woman has made me the woman I am today more than anyone else,” Paltrow’s caption read in part.
National Daughters Day
On September 26, 2021, it was all about Apple for National Daughters Day: “Oh man do I love you #nationaldaughtersday,” the Goop founder wrote under another stunning twinning photo of her and her gorgeous teen.
Apple joins the family business
A happy Thanksgiving
16-year-old Apple accompanied 15-year-old brother Moses and mom Gwyneth to her late dad’s resting place on Thanksgiving.
Three generations of beauty
Paltrow is smiling ear to ear with her mom and daughter by her side — three generations of beautiful women.
Like mother, like daughter. Both ladies love a good Tracy Anderson workout.
“Okay, now a serious one.” At age 16, Apple is still best friends with her dad.
Gwyneth’s mini-me turns 16
“I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words but… happy sweet sixteen my darling girl,” Paltrow wrote on her daughter’s birthday in 2020. And the photos she shared are unbelievably stunning.
These sun-swept, wind-swept cuties are too much and Paltrow kept us guessing about how her kids surprised her for Mother’s Day, writing: “Thank you to my two beauties for the best morning, and for my entire life.”
Apple takes control of mom’s posting
For her 15th birthday, Apple thought ahead and shared some approved picks for her mom’s inevitable birthday post. We love the one she went with.
Apple or Gwyneth: Round 1
Excuse these two with their ocean-blue eyes and dimples — they only know how to be this adorable.
Apple masters the smize
Raise your hand if you’re over 30 and you’ve never stared into a camera this confidently! This girl is 14 years old and hitting her angles like a pro.
Apple turns 13
At age 13, Paltrow’s looks are seriously starting to come through in young Apple.
Paltrow’s young kids are already world travelers in this snap from Barcelona.
Apple & Blue Ivy Carter’s Super Bowl playdate
The infamous picture that confirmed the erstwhile friendship between Paltrow and Martin and fellow celeb couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
10-year-old Apple and dad Chris Martin share such a sweet bond.
Keeping Mama humble
The day after the 2015 Met Gala, Paltrow qualified where the truly important red carpet was: at home with daughter Apple’s dino slippers.
Before you go, click here to see which daughters who look just like their famous moms.