David Letterman Jokes That He's the Father of Reese Witherspoon's Daughter
Well, she did star in Legally Blonde.
The talk -how host was marveling at a sweet pic the Hot Pursuit star had shared on Instagram of her look-alike 15-year-old daughter, Ava, when the star revealed that Ava “was born the first year I was on this show.”
That prompted some awkward throat clearing from Letterman, who said, “Well, that’s an interesting coincidence,” as the audience laughed.
It took a second for the penny to drop for Witherspoon, who suddenly yelped over the insinuation that Letterman could be her baby daddy: “Oh, my God! No, no, no!”
“I was having a blonde moment,” she explained. “I have a lot of them lately.”
Witherspoon then talked a little more about her teenager, whose father is her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.
“She hasn’t mentioned wanting to be an actress,” said Witherspoon, 39. “She’s very artistic though. She’s sort of a songwriter and she paints. She’s wonderful.”
“Behavioral problems?” Letterman wanted to know. “Does she run with the wrong crowd?”
“Not yet,” the mom of three replied. “No smoking or drinking.”