was the definition of a proud mom as she celebrated mini-me daughter Ava Phillippe’s 23rd birthday.
The Legally Blonde actress, , uploaded a sweet snap with her eldest child to mark the day.
Taking to Instagram, she posted a photo of the pair during an idyllic beach day.
‘Happy Birthday to my favorite daughter, Ava!! Every day that I get to watch you become the most amazing woman is such a gift,’ the 46-year-old captioned the post.
‘Your gigantic heart, generous spirit, and endless creativity inspire me every day. I love you so much.’
Clearly emotional by the shout-out, the birthday girl rushed to the comments section to thank her mom for such a beautiful post.
‘Okay I know I’m biased but…you really do “mom love” like no one else can,’ she replied.
‘Thank you for celebrating me as I am since day one.
‘Also, I know I technically have to be your favorite daughter considering there’s no competition…
‘But I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of hearing it!’
Reese – who also shares son Tennessee with husband Jim Toth – started dating former partner Ryan in 1997 and they got engaged the following year.
They tied the knot in 1999 and the Morning Show star gave birth to their first child later that same year.
They added to their brood once again with Deacon in 2003, before announcing their split in 2006 – with their divorce finalized in 2008.
In a recent interview, Reese opened up about having a daughter that looks startlingly similar, and heaped praise on how Ava had dealt with this in the spotlight.
‘I’m so proud of her. She really rolls with it. I’m sure it’s not easy looking exactly like your mother,’ she told InStyle.
‘We talk to Zoe Kravitz a lot. Because she and her mother [Lisa Bonet] look exactly alike, so whenever Ava is frustrated, I go, “Call Zoe, text Zoe, she knows what to talk about.”
‘I mean, that’s another mother-daughter combo that’s like identical twins.’