This year has been a great year for Reese Witherspoon. She was nominated for an Emmy for her unbelievable performance in HBO’s Big Little Lies. Her Southern-style company Draper James is thriving, and she recently went on a wilderness vacation with her 13-year-old son Deacon Phillippe.
While they do look like sisters, Witherspoon turned 41 this year. When talking about their journey as mother and daughter through the years, Reese said, "She’s great, and we did it together. I feel like we grew up together."
Ava is pretty crazy about her mom as well. On Mother’s Day this year she posted a picture of the two of them on her Instagram. Below the picture she wrote, “You taught me to be kind, thoughtful, motivated, and strong, and I'm so lucky to have all your wisdom around me."
So far, Ava has made no moves to become an actress herself. Will she want to follow in her mom’s footsteps? According to Reese, “She’s still in school so she has a lot of time to think about what she wants to do. I want for her whatever she wants for herself.”
And how does Ava feel about having a famous mom? According to Reese, “I’m just ‘Mom’ to her. We’re happy to share this wonderful experience. I really have a rich, personal relationship with my daughter. I have a really great career, and it’s nice to be able to share it with my kids.”
The two of them seem to have an awesome relationship and they certainly have each other’s back. When asked how Ava feels being in the public eye, Witherspoon said, “We talk about things . . . like what she’s comfortable with,” said Witherspoon. “She doesn’t do anything that she’s not comfortable with.”