Ava Phillippe is more than just her mom, Reese Witherspoon’s lookalike. Heck! Reese Witherspoon’s youngest son can’t even tell his mother and sister apart! Reese Witherspoon and Ava Elizabeth Phillippe may share similarities in physical features, they live very different lives from one another. Read on to understand exactly what we mean!
Reese Witherspoon’s kids are growing up and we’re eager to see how they take after their A-list parents. The youngest of the Oscar-winning actress’ brood, little Tennessee Toth, sees his big sis as his second mother. Who could blame him! Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Ava Phillippe is a dead ringer for her mother! The future A-lister deserves some attention, so we’re sharing our Ava Phillippe wiki with you.
#1. She’s Named after a Famous Actress
Reese Witherspoon met 22-year-old Ryan Phillippe on her 21st birthday. They began dating, got engaged a year later, starred in Cruel Intentions, and married the following year. Reese was six months pregnant with Ava at the time of their wedding.
The couple named her after iconic actress, Ava Gardner, who had a famous romance with Frank Sinatra. Ryan Phillipe, a Sinatra fan, even named his dog after Frank. “My daughter’s name is Ava … [like] Ava Gardner, because to me she was the only woman who could break Sinatra. So the idea of that name to me is very classy and strong,” said Ryan when Ava was eight.
#2. She’d Rather Work for Her Money
Reese Witherspoon has a net worth of $120.0 million while Ryan Phillippe is $30.0 million rich. You’d think with parents who have millions in the bank, their kids would have an allowance regular teens can’t imagine. But not 17-year-old Ava!
Reese’s doppelgänger works in the summer as a hostess at a local pizza place for some extra cash. Before you think her parents disapprove, we’ll have you know that they encourage her summer job because it builds character. That’s good parenting! And Reese doesn’t want her kids to get around on second-generation fame. So, Ava’s job is at a Hollywood suburb far from her mother’s movie sets.
Ava is not a celebrity brat, either! She drives a Volkswagen Jetta and makes time to volunteer for kids. She loves hanging out with her friends and is a bright student. According to her gushing dad, she’s acing her exams and preparing for college.
#3. She’s an Instagram Star
Ava hasn’t shown an inclination to follow her parents’ footsteps into Hollywood yet, but she’s definitely got all the makings of a celebrity. With well over 370k followers on Instagram, she’s a social media personality. Ryan says Ava gained Instagram fame because she has an extremely famous mom. But we think it’s her style. Her Instagram is hands down the most creative account around.
Not only is she a good photographer, she’s got an artistic flair. She’s also occasionally twinning with her mom, showing her love for her dog Pepper, and taking cool pictures with her friends. She’s also an incredible artist and you can check out her sketches on her Instagram.
Self-proclaimed “not cool parents,” Ryan and Reese have both said their daughter is up to date with all the fashion trends. Her amazing two-toned hair and style only prove them right.
#4. She’s the Eldest Kid
Reese and Ryan’s second child, Deacon was born in 2003. The couple separated in 2006 amid rumors that Ryan cheated on Reese, though he denied it. Their divorce was finalized in 2008 and they share joint custody of the kids. Ava’s parents are the picture perfect exes raising their kids together.
The Legally Blonde actress is now married to Hollywood agent, Jim Toth with whom she has a son, Tennessee. Ryan has a daughter, Kailani, who’s six years old with Pitch Perfect actress, Alexis Knapp.
Like Ava was named after Ava Gardner, Deacon was named after Ryan’s ancestor, Deacon Phillippe, a famous baseball player of the 1900s. Reese named her youngest son after Tennessee Williams, her favorite playwright. Though it’s easy to assume, it’s a nod to Reese’s southern roots.
#5. She’s a Very Good Sister
The 41-year-old was gushing about her home life in a recent interview and said that Ava has a unique relationship with four-year-old Tennessee. “Ava is like another parent to Tennessee, like his other mother. I think sometimes he even gets confused—he told Ava ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’” (Awww!)
She also added that Tennessee follows his brother, Deacon, around all day and is like his protigé. If you want to get an update on her brothers, Ava’s Instagram has some adorable snaps of Tennessee and Deacon.