Reese Witherspoon’s kids Ava and Deacon look exactly like her in rare family snaps

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon shares Ava, 21, and Deacon, 17, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and both of them look just like their famous mum

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Reese Witherspoon's lookalike children Ava and Deacon have been pictured in a series of rare family snaps shared on social media.

The Oscar-winning actress, 45, jetted off to an undisclosed tropical location for a sun-soaked vacation with Ava, 21, and Deacon, 17, as well as husband Jim Toth and their eight-year-old son Tennessee.

Deacon shared candid pictures from the trip on Instagram, and one photo grabbed the attention of his followers, as it featured him posing with sister Ava and their significant others.

In the picture, the high school student has his arm around girlfriend Marine Degryse, while Ava is with her longtime boyfriend Owen Mahoney.

The picture prompted Deacon's followers to comment on just how much the brother-sister duo look like their famous mother.

“Wow Reese they have both really grown up! Great job!!” one wrote, while another commented on how Ava is her mother’s doppelganger.

Deacon with girlfriend Marine, alongside sister Ava and her boyfriend Owen

Reese and then-husband Ryan Philippe welcomed their first child, daughter Ava in 1999, with Deacon arriving in 2003.

Sadly, after seven years of marriage, the couple divorced, and The Morning Show star went on to wed talent agent Jim in 2011.

Deacon posted five photos from the trip, and sweetly captioned them: “I’m so lucky man.”

In one picture, he’s standing on the picturesque beach with younger brother Tennessee on his shoulders, and in another, he's posing with Marine by the crystal clear sea.

Deacon carried younger brother Tennessee on his shoulders

Deacon and Marine have been dating for more than a year

Marine also uploaded a series of images from the trip to Instagram, with the caption: "Some cool film with some cool people!"

One photo shows her cuddling up to Deacon’s big sister Ava, while another sees Marine, Deacon and Owen sticking their tongues out for the camera.

"Hehe good times," Ava commented, with Deacon adding: "We're so cool… miss my girl."

Marine and Deacon larked around with Ava's boyfriend Owen

Big sister Ava has a great relationship with her brother's girlfriend

While Legally Blonde star Reese wasn’t pictured in the photos, she shared two photos on Instagram earlier this week from her tropical getaway.

Wearing a cute pink gingham dress from her Draper James clothing collection, and a straw hat slung over her shoulders, the actress poses for the camera while carrying a wicker basket with a bottle of wine tucked inside.

Earlier this month, Reese opened up about her relationship with her grown-up children, and said she never imagined having such a close bond with Ava and Deacon.

Reese looked vacation ready with her cute gingham dress

Ava and Deacon with mum Reese and stepdad Jim Toth

“I never expected the kind of relationship that I have with them, but it's so rewarding to be able to have kids that you can process life with a little bit, and they help me understand the complexities of what it means to be a human now,” she shared.

Last year, Reese discussed her approach to parenting older children, and revealed that she has prioritised pushing her kids to be curious and independent.

"As a teenager, you only know what you know in the world. You don't know what it's like to work in a foreign country or to be in medicine or science,” she told InStyle.

“I have friends in a lot of different fields, so I try to surround my kids with people who have incredible experiences in other industries. We can get really isolated here in Hollywood,” Reese confessed.

"I also encourage their deepest dreams and want them to be more expansive in their idea of what they want to become or explore."

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