Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe have taken to social media to wish their daughter Ava Phillippe a happy 18th birthday.
“Happy 18th Birthday to my sweet girl @avaphillippe!” the Legally Blonde actress, 41, captioned a throwback pic with her daughter. “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.”
Ryan also shared some memories on Instagram.
“Happy birthday, punk,” the actor wrote. “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.”
Ava also posted a photo on Instagram of one of 18 letters that her mum had written to her daughter each year, saving them to be opened on her landmark birthday.
“18 letters that made me cry (hard) today, courtesy of my lovely mother,” she wrote.
Reese and Ryan met at her 21st birthday party in 1997, before marrying in June 1999. Ava arrived later that year and the couple welcomed son Deacon in 2003.
They split three years later, with Reese going on to marry talent agent Jim Toth in 2011. They have a son Tennessee, who turns 5 later this month.