Life goes by so fast! It feels like yesterday that Reese Witherspoon’s daughter was born. But now she is 18-years-old. Ava Phillippe turned 18 on Sept. 9, and her parents gave her the most touching gift of all.
According to a photo shared by Ava on Instagram, Witherspoon wrote a letter for her daughter on each of her birthdays and gave all 18 of them to her as her an 18th birthday gift. Ava captioned the photo, “18 letters that made me cry (hard) today, courtesy of my lovely mother.”
Witherspoon also took to Instagram to celebrate, posting a photo of Ava and writing, “Happy 18th Birthday to my sweet girl @avaphillippe! Your kindness, grace, intelligence, and humor never cease to amaze me. I love you and your HUGE [heart] and I feel so lucky that I get to be your mom. #proudmom #18.”
Ava’s father, Ryan Phillippe, also paid tribute to his daughter: “Happy birthday, punk. I love you more than any strangers need read, but… you are the coolest, smartest, most beautiful daughter a father could ever have. And even though you’re no longer a child, you’ll always be my little girl. Happy 18th, princess.”