reese witherspoon wishes mini-me daughter a happy birthday

they're actually twins

Photo via @avaphillippe Instagram

Reese Witherspoon's daughter just turned 16, and Witherspoon took to her social media accounts to post a sweet happy birthday message. "My sweet girl turns 16 today! I am so blessed to have such a kind, compassionate, brilliant, artistic, all-around wonderful daughter who makes me a better person every day. I love you Ava!!!" the actress wrote with an accompanying photo collage of her daughter, Ava Phillippe, as a little girl and as her current self.

It's a lovely message, but what catches our attention even more is how similar Witherspoon's daughter looks to her mother. Sure, there are hints of her father, Ryan Phillippe, but at first glance, she is practically a mini-me of the actress. As Witherspoon gushes, Ava appears to be growing up beautifully. Happy birthday to her!