Reese Witherspoon Says She's 'Lucky' to Be a Mother as She Shares Sweet Shot with Lookalike Kids

Reese Witherspoon shares daughter Ava, 21, and son Deacon, 17, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon
Photo: Reese Witherspoon/Instagram

Reese Witherspoon is one proud mama!

On Saturday, the 45-year-old actress shared a sweet snapshot to Instagram of herself posing beside her two eldest children — daughter Ava, 21, and son Deacon, 17, whom she shares with ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe.

Posing together for the sweet family photograph, Witherspoon sat between her two kids as the trio each flashed soft smiles for the camera before them (She is also mom to son Tennessee James, 8, whom she shares with husband Jim Toth).

For the picture, the Legally Blonde star went makeup-free and wore a black top, while Ava sported a gray sweatshirt and a pair of sunglasses placed atop her head. Deacon, meanwhile, wore a white henley shirt and a tan-colored hat on his head.

"Gosh, I'm lucky to be their mom 😊️," the proud mother captioned the adorable family snapshot.

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The sweet post shared by Witherspoon came a day after she appeared on the latest episode of Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert. There, the mother of three spoke to Kristen Bell and Monica Padman about the obstacles she faced when she and her then-husband welcomed their daughter.

Witherspoon gave birth to Ava in September 1999, about two months after she and Phillippe, 46, wed. The pair would then go on to welcome Deacon in October 2003, before separating three years later in 2006.

"I did not have a lot of support with my first baby and I learned really early, like this is not going to work," she said. "I tried to muscle through for five months with Ava, just not sleeping and I became delirious."

Noting that she "couldn't have worked" through the first few months she was a new mom to Ava, Witherspoon explained, "I was lucky enough to have money saved and I didn't have to work, but it's just not a one-person job."

"I would even say it's not a two-person job," the Big Little Lies star added.

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