Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava is dating a man who looks just like her father Ryan Phillippe
Reese Witherspoon's 19-year-old daughter Ava, who is a carbon copy of her mother, introduced her boyfriend, Owen Mahoney, with two pictures on Instagram on Sunday. The pair was seen giving off some major summer vibes together.
One of the pictures feature the couple at a colorful party with a DJ and also lit up palm trees in the background. Ava also shared an adorable picture with her boyfriend while out on a date night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery for Cinespia's showing of 'The Birdcage'.
She captioned the image, "this week >" and also tagged Cinespia. In the second picture, Ava is seen blowing Owen a kiss as he smiles at the camera.
Fans and followers could not help but notice that Ava's boyfriend bears a strong resemblance to her father Ryan Phillippe.
One social media user shared, "He looks so much like your dad omg" while another user added, "Looks like a young Ryan wow". A third fan added, "Is it just me or does her new beau have a little bit of Ryan in him?"
Other fans and followers compared the young couple to Reese and Ryan themselves. One fan wrote, "Omg so cute..😍 that picture makes me remember when Reese&Ryan were together." Another shared, "I thought this was a throwback pic of @reesewitherspoon & @ryanphillippe."
43-year-old Witherspoon had met 44-year-old Phillippe while at her 21st birthday party and the pair got engaged around a year later in December 1998. At the time, Reese shared in an interview, "I don’t know what came over me — maybe the seven Midori sours — but I told [Ryan], ‘I think you’re my birthday present. He thought it was so flattering, and now that I think about it … how embarrassing!" recalling how she felt an instant attraction to Ryan in 1997.
By the next year, the couple had got married and also welcomed their daughter Ava. They had another child, Deacon in 2003 but ended up splitting three years later in 2006. Witherspoon later married Jim Toth in 2011 and had a son Tennessee the following year.