No amount of nepo baby think pieces will ever truly put an end to the public’s fascination with celebrity offspring. Especially when the celebrity offspring in question looks exactly like their celebrity parent. What will Apple/Blue/Stormi/Gene do with their potent cocktail of inherited privilege (beauty, riches, access to the best glam squads), we wonder? Can we really expect them to submit to the 9 to 5 when the path to stardom looks so seductively smooth? Would we?
It remains to be seen whether Ava Phillippe, the 24-year-old daughter of Reese Witherspoon and her former husband Ryan Phillippe, will follow her mom and dad into acting, but she has proven herself adept at navigating the red carpet, which is surely step one. The Berkeley graduate joined Reese at the 2024 Critics’ Choice Awards on January 14, giving the world another glimpse of just how much she looks like her Oscar-winning mother.
“Mother daughter date night,” Reese Witherspoon said of their girls’ outing on Instagram, with a snap of their complementary outfits: black strapless Celine for Reese, black strapless Monique Lhuillier for Ava, plus two pairs of Christian Louboutin heels. Even their make-up, the work of Kelsey Deenihan, matched.
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