The genes run strong between Reese Witherspoon and her 19-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe.
Phillippe famously is the spitting image of her mother. The two have been compared to one another pretty much since Witherspoon's daughter turned 15, the same age as Witherspoon was when she first rose to fame in the early ’90s.
Despite their uncanny resemblance, it's not too strange to be compared to one's own mother. After Phillippe shared a cute photo with her boyfriend to her Instagram, however, people made a somewhat gag-worthy comparison between her beau and her dad.
This throwback image does speak louder than words.
Witherspoon and her daughter are clear lookalikes, but other than a similar cropped with a mop haircut and chiseled jawlines the two young men don't have that close of a resemblance.
Scrolling back and forth between the two images I could see how the young couples would give off a similar appearance, but they definitely have distinct features.
The famous couple met in 1997, and then starred in cult-classic Cruel Intentions together.
Reese Witherspoon met Ryan Phillippe at her 21st birthday party in 1997. The two became pregnant with Ava shortly before their 1999 nuptials. The young couple were a staple in '90s Hollywood romances, and fans were heartbroken when the two divorced in 2007, according to InStyle.
Comments on Ava's Instagram post were well intentioned. Most people were just remembering the adorable couple her parents were in the '90s.
One person wrote, "Omg so cute... that picture makes me remember when Reese&Ryan were together..." Phillippe has managed to stay out of the spotlight. She is very artistic, and according to her proud father she aced the ACTs on her way to college. She shared on her Instagram story highlights moments from her freshman year.
I'm sure the young college student doesn't appreciate all of the comparisons to her 44-year-old father.
With Google at her fingertips, I'm sure Witherspoon's daughter knows all about her parents whirlwind relationship. That would make it even more uncomfortable to be compared to her mom and dad in this post. "Looks like a young Ryan wow," one person wrote, and it looks like more than 100 people agreed by liking the comment.
Ava hilariously thanked one person for going against the grain.
One person didn't see the resemblance and wrote, "He does not look like your dad." Ava appreciate someone finally shutting down the comments, "big thx," she replied.
Growing up with famous parents must be difficult, but Ava seems to be brushing off the cringe worthy comparisons.