Like father, like son? Not so fast!
Ryan Phillippe had a surprising response when asked if he thinks his 17-year-old son Deacon looks like him.
“Obviously there is a father-son resemblance,” Phillippe, 47, told E! New. “But he actually looks a lot more like Reese’s family side. Ava looks more like mine.”
Phillippe added that ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, 45, agrees with him on which parent their son and daughter, Ava, look most like.
“A lot of times the interpretation in the media is that she looks exactly like her mother and he looks exactly like me, but I think we both think differently,” the “Cruel Intentions” actor said. .
Some fans seem to agree with Phillippe. When he posted this photo of himself with Deacon on Instagram last October, his followers had a lot to say.
“Reese Witherspoon has very strong genes! The kid looks exactly like her,” one commented.
“Looks justetttttttttt like her mom,” wrote another.
But others saw a close resemblance between the actor and his teenage son.
“They look like brothers,” said another.
Still, when fans saw another selfie Reese posted with her and Deacon, many felt he was the perfect mix of his two parents.
“He’s such a perfect mix of the two of you,” wrote one fan.
Both parents have much to be proud of – Deacon released their first song, “Long Run”, in June 2020 and mum Reese called it “the perfect summer bop”. And when Ava celebrated her 22nd birthday earlier this month, her mom paid tribute to her on Instagram.
“Happy birthday to my sweet little girl… excuse me… I mean my grown girl !!!” Reese wrote alongside a photo of her as a child and another more adult photo.
In the comments, one fan pointed out Ava’s resemblance to her mother. “I literally thought it was you,” they wrote.
But Reese may have settled the who-like argument once and for all with this photo she posted last month.
“It turns out… the idiot is genetic!” she captioned the playful pic, arguing that no matter what parent Deacon and Ava look like, it’s their personalities that stand out the most.