LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 'favorite' eldest daughter Ava Phillippe's birthday as she shared a heartwarming post for her special day on social media.
The Hollywood star gushed over her daughter who is her doppelganger and called her the 'favorite daughter' as she paid tribute to her on her 23rd birthday. Reese posted a beautiful photo of the mother-daughter duo posing in front of a beach sunset as she wrote "Happy Birthday to my favorite daughter, Ava !!"
"Every day that I get to watch you become the most amazing woman is such a gift," Reese adds. "Your gigantic heart, generous spirit, and endless creativity inspire me every day. I love you so much." The 'Legally Blonde' star also posted an adorable throwback photo of Ava's childhood on her Instagram story saying "Can't believe this little girl...Is turning 23 today ! Happy Birthday to the most wonderful daughter! I love you, Ava !" which was followed by another old snap, when the mother-daughter duo went out for dinner and drinks together.
The 'Home Again' star's post was filled with her celebrity friends comments forwarding their birthday wishes for Ava while they pointed out the mother-daughter resemblance. Ava also commented on her post calling her biased towards calling her favorite as Reese also shares two more sons but continued to thank her mother for being with her from day one. She wrote, "Okay I know I’m biased but…you really do ‘mom love’ like no one else can. Thank you for celebrating me as I am since day one." Ava then made another humorous comment saying "Also, I know I technically have to be your favorite daughter considering there’s no competition…but I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing it!" Reese shares Ava and Deacon with her previous marriage to ex-husband Ryan Phillippe as well as son Tennessee James with her current husband Jim Toth. Witherspoon was just 23-years-old when she had Ava. The actress later spoke about being a young mother, during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show.