Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon's children are exact copies of their parents

Many find it difficult differentiating between Ava and Reese, while Ryan's beard and significant height is what sets him apart from Deacon

                            Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon's children are exact copies of their parents

Ryan Phillippe celebrated his 44th birthday on Monday with his children Ava, all of 19 years old, and 14-year-old Deacon. The actor took to social media to share an adorable picture of him and his children. 

Phillippe captioned the picture "me n mine 🖤" and fans can't get over how uncannily similar the children look to their famous parents. Both children bear very strong resemblances to Reese and Ryan, to the extent that they almost look like clones. Many had a difficult time differentiating between Ava and Reese in the photograph. If it was not for Ryan's beard and significant height, most would not be able to differentiate between him and Deacon either. 


In an interview with E!News, Reese had shared in the past that people have mistaken Ava for her. "We were at a premiere and they were congratulating her on her performance. She's like, 'I'm not in the movie'."

Despite the fact that Reese and Ryan split up in the year 2006, they have been amicable in co-parenting their children.

In 2011, Reese married Jim Toth and the couple has a son, James Toth, together. Ryan also has a young daughter Kai with his ex Alexis Knapp.

The 'Cruel Intentions' star also spoke about Ava's uncanny resemblance to Reese. "Who else are they going to look like, you know. I always find that such a weird thing, like, [Ava] looks exactly like her mother, who else is she going to look like? It's an odd thing that people fixate on that," Ryan told ET. "I've wondered sometimes how they feel about it," he shared.


"We've talked about it too but I think we've all made peace with the fact that we're out there in the public and people are going to choose to key in on whatever is interesting to them. It may not be interesting to us, it's not something - we don't sit around talking about how much we look alike," he continued. 

When Ryan sees or hears stories about the 'look-alike' factor, he often wishes he could speak up about it. "I feel like saying, 'She has her own face,'" he said of Ava. "Let her have her own face, you know."