Ava Phillippe definitely inherited her parents’ good looks, and it looks like growing up in Hollywood has also taught her a few things about dealing with trolls. The 19-year-old daughter of Reese Witherspoon and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe shared a sweet photo on Instagram earlier this week, only to be hit with an, um, interesting reaction from followers.
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The post was immediately flooded with comments noting the supposed resemblance between Ava’s boyfriend and her father—not exactly the feedback any college student wants to hear about their significant other. While both Ryan Phillippe and the boyfriend are fit, attractive guys (and yes, Ryan would totally wear that casual t-shirt and grey hoodie combo), we’re not exactly going to confuse one for the other. Ava seemed to agree, ignoring the comments until one Instagram user wrote, “He does not look like your dad.”
Ava’s perfect, succinct reply? “Big thx.”
Now that’s how you shut down a troll (or dozens of trolls, in this case). In a single reply with just two words—a word and a half, if we’re being technical—the conversation was ended. Ava is clearly a pro at taking the high road, but even so, she made her opinion known. Also adding an opinion on the photo was Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton (aka Reese’s TV daughter) who simply wrote, “Cuteeeeee”. Mama Reese Witherspoon chimed in as well, adding palm tree, heart and star emojis to the post. We guess this means she approves of the boyfriend, all other comments aside. (There’s currently no word on what dad Ryan thinks about all of this, but we’d wager he cringed just as hard as his daughter).
Ava’s boyfriend may not bear any resemblance to Ryan Phillippe, but no one can deny that Ava herself is the spitting image of her superstar mother. Not only did she get Reese’s blonde hair and enviable bone structure (those cheekbones!), Ava shares her mom’s bright smile and killer fashion sense. The latter was picked up on by actress Mindy Kaling who commented, “These pics should all be a summer clothing campaign, I would buy it all.” Us too, Mindy: if Ava’s ever down to follow in her mom’s footsteps and start a clothing line, sign us up.