Reese Witherspoon Fans Can’t Believe How Much Her Daughter Looks Like Her in Holiday Photo: ‘She Gave Birth to Herself’

Reese Witherspoon is a talented actor with a career that spans decades. While most people recognize her for rom-coms like Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, and Walk the Line, fans have also enjoyed seeing her in other movies like the drama Mud and the animated science-fiction comedy Monsters vs. Aliens.

Beyond her work, many people love to follow her home life, which includes three children: Ava, Deacon, and Tennessee. The Little Fires Everywhere star often posts photos online offering glimpses into what their life is like, but in one picture all people could focus on is how much Reese Witherspoon’s daughter looks like her.

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Reese Witherspoon at an event | Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter is from her first marriage

Witherspoon shares Ava with her Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillipe, whom she married in 1999 following a two-year relationship (via Us Weekly). The actors welcomed Ava in September 1999 and their son Deacon in October 2003, but the relationship didn’t last.

In 2006, the pair announced its split, which was finalized in 2008. Explaining what went wrong, Phillippe told Larry King he thinks they were too young to be married. “I think more of the problem was age. When we got together, we were so young,” he said. “I think it can create issues with two people in this industry because there’s so much noise that goes along with it.”

But despite those “issues,” the two were able to keep the peace and build a healthy co-parenting relationship for their kids. They even stepped out together in 2018 with Deacon, as seen in photos in photos obtained and published by The Daily Mail.

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Now, Ava is all grown up

At 21 years old, Ava is officially all grown up — and she looks so much like her mom, so much that that’s one of the main comments whenever Witherspoon posts a picture of her on social media.

Such was the case during the 2020 holiday season when Witherspoon shared a photo of her and Ava dressed in matching Christmas sweaters.

“Geez. Which one are you? Both beautiful,” one viewer wrote in response.

“thats your daughter?” another wondered. “do you live in a freezer or something. you havent aged you look like your twins she looks just like you and you look the same age.”

“how is it that Reese Witherspoon’s daughter looks more Reese Witherspoon than Reese Witherspoon herself?!” read another tweet.

“Omg she gavebirthtoherself! They look exactly alike! Twins,” said a fourth fan.

Previously, a source told Us Weekly that Witherspoon is “best friends” with her daughter. “They just love being together,” the source continued. “Reese and Ava talk several times a day and they go to each other for everything. [Ava] has learned so much by being with her mom and traveling the world with her.”

The insider continued saying that Witherspoon is “a good mother” who is always “honest” with all of her kids. “They feel comfortable talking to her about anything. She’s equally involved in all of their lives,” the source added, including Tennessee, whom Witherspoon shares with talent agent Jim Toth, her husband of 10 years.

It’s truly refreshing to see the love and overall bond Witherspoon has with her children. They must feel so lucky.