Ryan Phillippe, Instagram


What's better than family—and a shellfish feast—on your birthday?

Secrets and Lies star Ryan Phillippe, who turned 41 Thursday, celebrated his birthday with none other than two of his gorgeous children, daughter Ava and son Deacon. The trio got down and dirty with their hands over a bucket of crabs, complete with a few bibs to keep their threads shell-free. Ryan kept all fanciness to a minimum, instead opting for a sleeveless t-shirt, a pair of shades and some casual facial scruff.

And he looks hard core with a crab in each hand. 

Daughter Ava posted the pic to her Instagram. The caption: a simple "happy birthday <3." 

Ava Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon Instagram

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The blond beauty just celebrated her own milestone when she turned sweet 16 on Wednesday. Mom Reese Witherspoon posted an Instagram tribute to her teenage daughter—a photo that looked so much like the young actress that it almost broke the Internet. 

Reese Witherspoon, Women's Health

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Ava and Deacon's parents divorced about nine years ago, and now they have half-siblings on both sides of the family, Reese welcoming son Tennessee with agent hubby Jim Toth and Ryan now dad to daughter Kailani, with ex Alexis Knapp.

Ryan Phillippe


It's still obvious, meanwhile, where Ava and Deacon got their adorable looks. Reese is looking lovely as always, and the birthday boy looks almost identical to his 25-year-old self from the Cruel Intentions days.

Keep up the running, Ryan—it's definitely working for you!

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