Reese Witherspoon Posts Pic of Son Deacon & We Thought It Was Ryan Phillippe

We're quite aware that Reese Witherspoon's kids look just like her. However, we can't get over the fact that her son, Deacon, looks like a carbon copy of his father, Ryan Phillippe, in her latest Instagram post.

The 45-year-old actress shared a close-up of the 17-year-old holding the family's French bulldog, Minnie Pearl. Witherspoon wrote: "This is what I’m dealing with over here. Minnie + Deacon = ♥."

In the photo, Witherspoon's second oldest is snuggling with Minnie while looking like his father's doppelgänger. The Legally Blonde actress shares two kids with Phillippe: Deacon and her daughter, Ava (21). Her youngest child, Tennessee (8), is from her current marriage to Jim Toth.

Commenters were quick to notice that Deacon is the spitting image of his father. One user said, "He looks just like his Dad!!!" Another got some nostalgic vibes from the pic, saying, "That is a 90s Teen Beat magazine cover right there!" But his dad wasn't the only noticeable resemblance. One user made a connection to a certain Titanic star, saying, "He reminded me of a younger Leonardo Dicaprio for a second."

While Deacon is often associated with his parents, he is trying to blaze his own trail. The 17-year-old has been exploring the world of music production, having collaborated with artists like Nina Nesbitt and Loren Gray, and even catching the attention of hitmaker Kygo.

We're anxious to see what the aspiring musician does in the future.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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