Gwyneth Paltrow's first born is all grown up.
The actress took to Instagram to wish her daughter Apple a very happy 18th birthday, admitting she was at a "loss for words" at the milestone.
"I could not be more proud of the woman you are," the 49-year-old wrote on May 14, along with a photo of Apple gazing into a mirror. "You are everything I could have dreamed of and so much more. Proud doesn't cover it, my heart swells with feelings I can't put in to words. You are deeply extraordinary in every way."
She continued, "Happy birthday my darling girl. I hope you know how special you are, and how much light you have brought to all who are lucky enough to know you. Especially me. I say it all the time and I will never stop… in the words of auntie Drew, I was born the day you were born. I love you."
"Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it," Gwyneth confessed of the fruit-inspired name last month during an Instagram Q&A. "I thought it was original and cool. I can't imagine her being called anything else."
"When we were first pregnant, her daddy said, 'If it's a girl I think her name should be Apple,'" Gwyneth said in the interview. "It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me, you know."
Earlier this year, the proud mom paid tribute to Apple on Instagram in celebration of International Women's Day.
"I've been spending the morning thinking about all of the incredible women I love, who love me back hard," she began a caption of a photo of her FaceTiming her daughter on March 8. "But today I want to pay tribute to one (technically almost) woman on the cusp of it."
Gwyneth continued, saying of Apple, "This woman gives me hope for the future of sisterhood, and for the future of our planet. And this woman has made me the woman I am today more than anyone else."