Name: Ava Elizabeth Phillippe
Date of Birth: September 9, 1999
Parents: Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
Siblings: Deacon Reese (10/23/03)
- Ava arrived just one day before her daddy Ryan’s 25th birthday
- She loves animals — and has a pet dog, as well as a pet pig called Booker T. Washington
- She and her little brother Deacon both play Little League baseball
“I know it’s corny, but being a parent to me is such a great privilege; that I get to chaperone these beautiful little souls through life. They astound me with their knowledge and their humor. Parenthood is not at all what I expected it to be. I thought you make little people in your image. But they are just nothing like me or their father [her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe]. They are their own individuals.” – Reese, on how motherhood still surprises her.
“My daughter’s name is Ava… [like] Ava Gardner, because to me she was the only woman who could break Sinatra. So the idea of that name to me is very classy and strong.” – Ryan, on his daughter’s name.
“I worry about my kids growing up and how the world might hurt them. But at the same time, I absolutely do not worry about them growing up –- because they have great values and a great sense of self.” – Reese, on her children getting older.