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Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple is spitting image of her mum in photos shared on 16th birthday

'You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy,' Paltrow wrote as she shared the photos on her Instagram
UPDATED MAY 15, 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow (Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Getty Images)

Gwyneth Paltrow shared some rare pictures of her daughter Apple who turned 16 on May 15. In the pictures, Paltrow's daughter Apple seems to be a spitting image of her mother. The actress called her "the light of" her heart and shared a heartfelt birthday message for her daughter to wish her a "happy sweet sixteen".

Paltrow took to her Instagram handle to share, "I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words but... happy sweet sixteen my darling girl. You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy." She continued, "You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor."

"I have the best time being your mom. I love our nightly evening chats when I really get to hear what’s on your mind. You work hard to get whatever it is you want to achieve, and you have grit and responsibility in spades,'" she said. 

"I am so damn lucky to be your mother, you beautiful, kind young woman. Thank you for choosing me. I adore you to the moon and back a zillion times," she continued. "I’m sorry you are having this particular birthday during these circumstances, but as always with you, you find the best in everything."

Apple was born in 2004 and is the daughter of Paltrow and her former husband Chris Martin. The pair also share a son Moses, 14, before they 'consciously uncoupled' in 2015. Paltrow has since remarried and is currently wed to the creator of 'American Horror Story', Brad Falchuk.

Chris Martin, on the other hand, is dating 'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Dakota Johnson. However, the former couple have remained amicable and are believed to be on good terms with each other.

Many fans and followers of Paltrow took to social media to wish Apple on her birthday and joke about how 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree'. One such user shared, "I wonder how many times a day you hear 'the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree' 😍♥️ Happy birthday Apple!"

A second user added, "Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Gorgeous." A third shared, "She is a young Gwyneth, beautiful girl." "Apple is stunning and she sure didn’t fall far from the 🌳tree. Happy birthday❗️" wrote a fourth.

Back in 2004, Apple's name had caused quite the stir leading to Paltrow defending the name and explaining why she chose it. While appearing on an episode of 'The Oprah Show', Paltrow got candid on choosing the name. 

At the time she said, "When we were first pregnant, her daddy said, 'If it's a girl I think her name should be Apple'. It sounded so sweet, and it conjured such a lovely picture for me, you know. Apples are so sweet and they're wholesome, and it's biblical."

Reports revealed that last year for Apple's 15th birthday, Paltrow shared pictures in honor of Apple's birthday which were not approved by the teenager and it caused quite a stir. The teen had commented on the picture her mother shared and had written, "Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent."