Reese Witherspoon Wishes Daughter Ava Happy Birthday in New IG Post (and They Practically Look Like Twins)

Ava turns 24!

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Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe.
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We don't need Elle Woods on the case to determine that Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Ava Phillippe, is her exact lookalike. The proof is right there in the 47-year-old Morning Show actress’s latest Instagram post, where she wished her eldest child a happy 24th birthday.

“Happy Birthday to my glorious girl @avaphillippe!” Witherspoon wrote in her caption, along with emojis of hearts, a cake and a partying face. “It's the joy of my life to watch you grow and become the most inspiring, thoughtful, creative, dynamic, funny woman. I have learned so much from being your mom. How lucky is that??!! I love you to the stars and back!”

Fellow celebs flooded the comments with birthday wishes to the young model and artist, including Chelsea Handler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and more.

In Witherspoon's slideshow, we couldn't get over how much she and Ava looked like twins, with both even rocking the same wavy hairstyle. However, the two looked a little more different in the second slide, which was a major throwback of the Election star holding her daughter when she was a small girl.

The Draper James founder has been posting lots of pics with her eldest this summer. Just a few weeks back, she shared a snap of her and Ava matching in black sunglasses, with a caption that read, “Summer nights with my favorite daughter.”

Of course, Ava is Witherspoon's only daughter, whereas she has two sons—Deacon, 19, who, along with Ava, she shares with Ryan Phillippe, as well as Tennessee, 10, who she shares with her ex-husband, Jim Toth.

You’ve got some seriously strong genes, Reese.

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