There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
We'll give you one hint: it's not Reese Witherspoon!
But it's actually the actress' look-alike daughter, Ava Phillippe!
Celebrating her 16th birthday, Reese posted this adorable side-by-side to Instagram on Wednesday, captioning it:
"Wow! My sweet girl turns 16 today! 🎉🎂🎉I am so blessed to have such a kind, compassionate, brilliant, artistic, all-around wonderful daughter who makes me a better person everyday. I 💖you @avaphillippe"
We were honestly expecting a mention of how identical she and Ava looked. Seriously, she could have jokingly said "#Throwback Thursday" and we would have believed her!
Anyway, it's clear Reese and Ryan Phillippe's offspring isn't so little anymore!
Gah. They grow up so fast, don't they??
P.S. Check out Reese's throwback from The Man In The Moon (below) just to see how much she and Ava look alike!
"Remember when you couldn't wait for your life to begin and then one day it did?" #TBT #TheManInTheMoonA photo posted by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:30am PST
[Image via Reese Witherspoon/Instagram.]