Reese Witherspoon posted a sweet post on her Instagram in honor of daughter Ava Phillippe’s birthday, and fans again are reminded of just how identical the two look.
“Happy Birthday to my girl… You are the sunshine in my life! Love you to the moon and back!” Reese captioned the photo of Ava. In the photo, Ava’s sitting down outside wearing a basic white T-shirt and jeans. She looks pretty much like a younger version of Reese, except with a nose ring.
“Happy birthday. She is going to be a total heartbreaker :),” one fan commented, while others said she’s “the perfect blend of you and Ryan!”
Ava’s been pretty busy, as she recently landed her first modeling gig for Rodarte in January. It was a great break into the industry, as Ava worked alongside Kirsten Dunst and Tessa Thompson, detailed People. She posed in a beautiful black-and-white floral dress with a flowing white skirt, and the backdrop looks like a fantasy Disney scene complete with soft, romantic hues. Ava also donned a pink strapless dress with red flower accents, complete with matching gloves.
Phillippe also just graduated high school in June, which she commemorated on Instagram with a throwback picture from Freshman year.
And just six days ago, Ava posted a photo of herself and some friends from a park in San Francisco, saying “We [heart emoji] SF.”
Draper James did an interview with both Reese and Ava, and the result was sweet, as expected. While Reese commented that she and her daughter share “strong opinions and empathy,” this is what Ava had to say about how her mom has influenced her personal style.
“The best thing about how my mom has influenced my style is that, while I do take her advice, it’s still my own. She and I agree on a lot of what’s ‘fashionable,’ but we have different taste, and she’s really respectful of my personality as I express it through clothes.”
The youngster certainly has a great sense of style, and she does follow her mom’s cues more than she may realize. Ava has been seen sporting lots of classic looks with simple lines, but she also has branched out with some fun color combinations and an edgier vibe.
Reese and Ava get along great, and it’s reflected in how Ava loves to spend time with her mom on set when she gets the chance.
“I love being around my mom, and this shoot was an opportunity to have fun and support her work as a female entrepreneur. She also brings a lot of comfort and positive energy with her to work, and I think it’s inspiring to see her personal relationships with everybody on set.”