The hunt for images of US actress Reese Witherspoon continues to draw Los Angeles paparazzi out onto the streets
The hunt for images of US actress Reese Witherspoon continues to draw Los Angeles paparazzi out onto the streets AFP / Jean-Baptiste Lacroix


  • Reese Witherspoon sent her fans holiday greetings via Instagram
  • The "Legally Blonde" star celebrated Christmas with dinner with her family, including her mom Betty
  • Witherspoon's fans once again noticed her daughter Ava's strong resemblance to her

Reese Witherspoon marked Christmas Day with festive family photos on social media.

Witherspoon took to Instagram Sunday to wish her fans a happy Christmas and to share sweet family photos.

The first picture featured her three children — Ava Phillippe, 23, and Deacon Phillippe, 19, whom she shares with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and Tennessee Toth, 10, whom she shares with current husband Jim Toth.

Ava and Deacon wore matching sweatshirts but in different colors. Ava opted for green, while Deacon went for a light gray hue. Tennessee sported a white hoodie. The three all flashed smiles at the camera with their Christmas stockings hanging behind them.

The second snap featured Witherspoon, Toth and her three children posing in front of a huge Christmas tree. The "Legally Blonde" actress wore a white sweatshirt, while Toth opted for a blue-green shirt and wore a Santa hat.

"Wishing all of YOU a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!" Witherspoon wrote in the caption.

Witherspoon's fans were happy to see new photos of her family and wished them happy holidays as well.

"Sweetest crew ever. Hope it was sprinkled with magic," one wrote.

"Reese and family, have a very beautiful, merry Christmas and a happy new year," another supporter wrote.

"Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family," another follower wrote.

In a separate post, Witherspoon shared another set of photos from their Christmas celebrations, this time including her mom Betty as well as nieces Abby James Witherspoon and Draper Witherspoon. The pictures were taken at their family dinner.

One snap featured Reese and Ava posing in front of the Christmas tree wearing matching black coats, and fans could not help but comment on the mother and daughter's striking resemblance.

"You two in [photo No. 5] are definitely twins. Beautiful family. Happy holidays," one fan wrote.

"Merry Christmas, Reese and family! And do you and Ava ever look like twins!" another follower commented.

Witherspoon has acknowledged Ava's strong resemblance to her in the past.

In 2017, when her son Tennessee was just 4, the "Big Little Lies" star shared that her youngest child sometimes confuses her daughter Ava as his mom.

"The kids all have funny and unique relationships with each other. Ava is like another parent to Tennessee, like his other mother," Witherspoon told Southern Living. "I think sometimes he even gets confused -- he told Ava 'Happy Mother's Day!'"

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images