Who Do They Look Like More?

His little mini-mes Fans debate for years whether Ryan PhillippeExclude Reese Witherspoon’s kids look more like their mom or dad — and the Cruel IntentionsStar is ready and available to correct the record. 

“What I get a lot lately is they think Deacon looks like her and Ava looks like me,” Phillippe, 48, told AdditionalIn a Thursday, Oct 20, interview, he mentioned his 22-year old son and daughter, whom he shares the same birthday as.Legally Blonde actress, 46. 

He joked, “My response is always, ‘Duh … How are you surprised that children look like their parents?’ Isn’t that biologically how it’s meant to work?”

While the Big SkyAlum and Sweet Home AlabamaStar and her husband, ten years married, divorced in 2008. The couple have raised their two children together seamlessly. 

“Ryan has been an awesome parent and everything pretty much stops for him when his kids need him,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyDecember 2021 noting that coparenting has “never been better” between the actors. “Even during the pandemic when he’s been in literally another country, he’s present in their lives and he is still the ‘cool parent’ in their eyes. He is really proud of who they’ve become.”

Phillippe and the Morning Show actress are committed to being good parents, fans have regularly taken to social media to gush over Witherspoon’s uncanny resemblance to her children. (The Follow the LineStar is also a mom to Tennessee James, her 10-year-old son. She shares this with her husband. Jim Toth.)

The Louisiana native made the comments earlier in the month during an appearance at The Today Show With Hoda & Jenna. Witherspoon shocked viewers when she took a much different stance than her ex-husband, revealing that she doesn’t think she looks much like any of her kids 

When cohost Jenna Bush Hager protested, saying, “Wait, y’all are twins!” about the Fear star and her daughter, Witherspoon replied, “She and I don’t see it that much.”

While the Emmy winner loves all her little ones equally, she shared that her parenting dynamic with them has changed over the years as they’ve grown. 

“You establish a different relationship,” she told Hoda KochBush Hager, 40. “First of all, you’re managing them a lot when they’re little and it’s very physical. And then it’s more emotional support. And suggestions, not telling them what to do when they get a little bit older.”

Witherspoon noted that it’s important to “nurture your adult relationship with your children” as well and respectfully give them “space to become who they are, not who you want them to be.” 

Hello Sunshine cofounder, Connie, practiced what she preached by being a loving parent to Deacon in August when he released his new album. 

“Listening [to your EP]On repeat! I love watching you create music & putting your thoughts/ heart/ ideas into the world,” the Water for Elephants star wrote via her Instagram Story at the time alongside a link to the musician’s SoundCloud page.

Phillippe, on the other hand, gushed about his son that very month after he made season 3’s acting debut. Never Have I Ever. 

“I am so proud. He’s about to go to college for music [too],” the I know what you did last summerActor told Entertainment Tonight. “That’s his primary focus. The acting thing he likes to do, and he will do according to what his appetite for it is, but his focus is primarily music.”