Reese Witherspoon Wishes Look-Alike Daughter Ava Happy Birthday: ‘I’m So Lucky’

Reese Witherspoon Wishes Look-Alike Daughter Ava Happy Birthday: ‘I’m So Lucky’


Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon attend the 29th American Cinematheque Award honoring Reese Witherspoon at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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They grow up so fast! Reese Witherspoon wished her look-alike daughter, Ava, a happy 17th birthday with a sweet Instagram post on Friday, September 9.

“Can’t believe my baby is 17 today! I love you, @avaphillippe ❤️,” the proud mama captioned the snapshot of Ava sitting next to a pretty bouquet of flowers. “Your gorgeous heart and loving spirit never cease to amaze me! I’m so lucky the universe let me be your mother. 😘 #HBD #17DancingQueen.”

Witherspoon, 40, has shown some serious social-media love for Ava — who she shares with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe — in the past. In July, the Big Little Lies actress shared a stunning image of the pair sporting similar grins.

“Mother daughter time,” she captioned the photo, adding a long string of red heart emojis. The tiny difference between the pair? Ava’s delicate nose ring, which was just barely visible in the sunlit selfie.

In April, Witherspoon told Us that Ava, who at the time had just dyed her hair pink, was “so much cooler” than she is.

“She’s very cutting edge, and she knows a lot about fashion, and she has her own sense of style, which is amazing,” the Oscar winner told Us. “We try to confer about new styles. She tells me whether or not I can wear things.”

Witherspoon is also mom of sons Deacon, 12 (who she shares with Phillippe) and Tennessee, 3, whose dad is her husband, Jim Toth

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