Inside Reese Witherspoon’s close relationship with daughter Ava Phillippe

We love this mother-daughter duo!

Reese Witherspoon has a long list of accomplishments under her belt.

For instance, she’s an Academy Award-winning actress and the co-founder of the successful media company Hello Sunshine.

But Reese is also the proud mother of three children.

She shares daughter Ava Phillippe, 24, and son Deacon Phillippe, 20, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. Reese also shares son Tennessee James Toth, 11, with ex-husband Jim Toth.

The eldest of Reese’s three kids, Ava, is often described as a ‘mini-Reese’ as she bears a striking resemblance to her mother.

And it’s clear the mother-daughter duo have a great relationship; for Reese’s 47th birthday, Ava – who has a rather successful modelling career – penned a lengthy message to her mother on Instagram.

“HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this legendary lady I’m lucky enough to call my mama! She is truly a force of nature. While I am endlessly inspired by her and so proud of all she’s accomplished, what I admire most is the way she moves through the world as a curious, considerate, gracious, and loving person.

“With each year, I find even more reasons to love her, and I am thrilled to celebrate another year of her bright light in my life! Love you always,” Ava wrote.

“How did I get so lucky to have a daughter like you?” Reese replied in the comments.

Here are some of our favourite moments Reese Witherspoon and daughter Ava Phillippe have shared…


In April, Reese and Ava lloked stunning as they attended the Tiffany and Co. launch of Blue Book 2024 together.


When Reese Witherspoon attended the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards, she took Ava as her date… How sweet!


Reese wished her fans a Merry Christmas on Instagram in late December 2023, and included this sweet picture of her and Ava in the post.

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In honour of Ava’s 24th birthday, Reese shared this adorable picture.

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She also shared this cute throwback snap.

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“Summer nights with my favourite daughter,” Reese captioned this post on Instagram in September 2023.

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In May 2023, Ava shared this Polaroid in honour of Mother’s Day. “Gosh, I love sharing life with you,” she wrote.

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In September 2022, Ava shared a heartwarming photo of her, Reese and Betty Witherspoon – Ava’s grandmother and Reese’s mother.

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Ava was by Reese’s side in 2017, when she won an Emmy award for her performance in Big Little Lies.

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In 2010, when Reese was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she posed with Ava and Deacon.

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While filming the cult classic film Legally Blonde, Reese was visited by then-husband Ryan and little Ava – who would’ve been only 1 year old at the time!

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