Reese Witherspoon has celebrated her daughter’s sweet 16th with a special post on social media.

The star welcomed Ava Elizabeth with her then-husband Ryan Phillippe in 1999, and the years have just flown past (with Ava looking so much like her very famous mum).

Taking to Instagram, Reese posted a collage of photos of Ava, with the beautiful caption:

“Wow! My sweet girl turns 16 today! I am so blessed to have such a kind, compassionate, brilliant, artistic, all-around wonderful daughter who makes me a better person everyday!”

“I ❤ you!”

The pair have a very close relationship, with Reese taking Ava on a girls trip to Italy earlier in the year.

Reese was only 23 when Ava was born, and despite being young, she revealed to Elle last year that “Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true.”

“I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way.”

Reese is also mum to 11-year-old Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and after marrying her second husband Jim Toth 4 years ago, the star welcomed her youngest son Tennessee in 2012.

The family is often seen out and about in LA, and we love that she looks just like a ‘normal’ mum – jeans or shorts and comfy flats (and we think her tote is probably filled with all the essentials).





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  • Wow! Sixteen already! She looks just like both her parents.


  • Happy sweet sixteen Ava, you have grown into a beautiful young woman. And the spitting image of your mum. I hope you enjoyed your special day, I’m sure mum and dad would have spoilt you rotten


  • They are all beautiful children. How quickly the years go by.


  • Shes my all time favourite actress shes just so down to earth and lovely.

    • She is a brilliant and actress and is in some of my favourite films.


  • Wow Ava is incredibly beautiful


  • Her daughter really is the spitting image of her. I can’t believe she is 16!


  • my fav movie with reese witherspoon, hmmm she has a lot but the first one that i saw her in was cruel intentions.


  • They look really happy! Thanks so much for sharing this!


  • Such a beautiful girl. Just like her mum.


  • celebrates birthday


  • Sweet Home Alabama. And how much is Ava her mums mini me? It’s uncanny, no doubting who her mum is


  • It was just on the TV the other day “sweet home Alabama” (big reason is I think josh Lucas is a massive spunk!!)


  • i can’t believe how much like her mother, she is


  • Her daughter and my daughter both share the same birthday both 16 today.


  • I hope to be this close to my daughter when she is older


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