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Reese Witherspoon poses for sweet birthday snap with her eldest children

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Reese Witherspoon celebrated her birthday in style – with cake, balloons and with her two eldest children, Ava and Deacon! The proud mum-of-three shared a snap of herself with the pair, who are both the image of their mum. She captioned the photo: "There's nothing better than celebrating my birthday with my wonderful kids! #ProudMom." Fans were quick to compare the three in the adorable snap, with one writing: "Wow!!! Your daughter looks like you a lot! Happy Birthday." Another added: "Oh my god they are both the spitting image of their mother! Especially the daughter. Wow I had to do a double take."

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Reese Witherspoon posed for a birthday photo with children Ava and Deacon

The Legally Blonde actress, who turned 41 on Wednesday, also celebrated with a stunning cake decorated with roses and shared a photo of herself in front of the birthday candles, writing: "On top of the world from all of your sweet birthday wishes!" She later posted a photo of herself with a bunch of bright pink balloons, adding: "Feeling so much birthday love today! Thank you!!! I am one lucky gal." Although Reese's youngest child, four-year-old Tennessee, didn't make an appearance in her Instagram birthday photos, the star recently opened up about her son's pre-school struggles. Posting a photo of her little boy shrugging while holding up a piece of paper on which he had attempted to spell his name, Reese wrote: "When your name is TENNESSEE, it's a bit tricky to learn how to spell it #PreSchoolProblems."

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The actress recently revealed son Tennessee's struggle to spell his own name

Reese recently spoke about motherhood while promoting her new show Big Little Lies, which centres around a group of mothers whose children are in the same class at school. Speaking to ET, she said: “I think I'm sort of a blend of a lot of these different mothering styles. You have five different distinct parenting styles on this show, and we're all just trying to be the best parents we possibly can be, so I think it's always that question: Am I doing the right things? Am I exposing them to the right things? Am I disciplining the right way? And in this show kind of really brings up a lot of questions."

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