Reese Witherspoon has shared a sweep snap and birthday message for her daughter Ava, who celebrated her 17th birthday on Friday.
Ava showed her natural beauty in the photo by wearing no make-up and leaving her long blonde hair straight. The 17-year-old was clad in a summer dress and matching cardigan as she sat at the dining table of their family home.
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Reese shared a snap of Ava
The mother-of-three captioned the snap: "Can't believe my baby is 17 today! I love you,@avaphillippe Your gorgeous heart and loving spirit never cease to amaze me! I'm so lucky the universe let me be your mother. #HBD #17DancingQueen."
Ava, who is Reese's only daughter, also shared a snap for her birthday, writing: "it's my birthday? well thank you to the wonderful people who guided me to who I am today. sure, it's 'my day,' but you are what has made up every single day for me since 9/9/99, and, according to me, you should also be celebrated for all the energy, wisdom, and support you've put into this now-17-year-old. oh yeah, and I'm allowed to be cheesy, 'cause it's my birthday."
Fans commented on the pair's similarities
Fans were quick to comment on the striking similarities between Reese and her daughter, with one writing: "omg y'all look so much alike," while another wrote: "Beautiful and so much like you!"
Reese, who was 23-years-old when she gave birth to Ava, opened up to Glamour magazine about motherhood, saying: "I didn't know what I was doing. I was young. It was shocking. When people ask, 'When's the best time to get pregnant?' I say, 'Pick the best day for when your entire life is gonna change.' There's no good time to have your world turned upside down.
Reese prepared for Ava's birthday with her youngest son, Tennessee
"Seeing my kids for the first time was primal. The ferocity of love you feel for your children when you see them for the first time – but you've known them inside you – is phenomenal."