Reese Witherspoon Reacts to Daughter Ava Phillippe's Rare Photo With Her Boyfriend

Ava Phillippe, 21, shared a rare pic to social media of herself and boyfriend Owen Mahoney, leading mom Reese Witherspoon to weigh in on the post.

By Ryan Gajewski Jun 22, 2021 8:23 AMTags
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Reese Witherspoon is weighing in on her daughter's soaring romance. 

On Monday, June 21, the star's 21-year-old daughter, Ava Phillippe, took to Instagram to share a touching pic of herself and boyfriend Owen Mahoney on vacation in Austin, Texas. The couple had apparently been hoping to see the bats fly out from under the city's bridges, which is a famed tourist attraction, but alas, it wasn't quite meant to be. 

"the bats were feeling shy…so here's a pic of us instead," Ava captioned the shot.

In the photo, she's wearing a red polka-dotted outfit, while he's sporting a faded denim button-down shirt. Ava and Owen both attend UC Berkeley and have been public with their relationship since 2019. 

One person who's clearly a big fan of the pairing is Reese, who shares Ava and 17-year-old Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and shares Tennessee, 8, with husband Jim Toth

"These two," the 45-year-old Oscar winner commented, adding a heart-eyes emoji. 

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Ava and Reese aren't just dead ringers for each other, but they also have a close relationship. Last month, the college student posted a sweet Instagram message to her mom in honor of Mother's Day. 

She captioned it, "To my best friend, role model, cheerleader, confidante, and so much more: Happy Mother's Day!"

Ava periodically gives fans an update on her life, such as in October, when she shared that she had welcomed a new dog into her home following the death of the family's French bulldog, Pepper.

"The day we lost Pepper just so happened to be the day I brought this sweet boy home with me," Ava explained at the time. "This is Benji!"