Who is Ava Elizabeth Phillippe: Daughter of Reese Witherspoon?

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Ava Elizabeth Phillippe is the eldest daughter of Cruel Intentions actors, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.

Early Life of Ava Elizabeth Phillippe

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe was born on September 9, 1999, to Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. She was raised alongside her brother, Deacon Reese Phillippe.

Reese Witherspoon with Her Daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe.
Ava was born in 1999.
Source: Instagram

Ava is named after the legendary actress, Ava Gardner.

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.

Reese while being interviewed by Jay Leno in 2008.

Dating Owen Mahoney

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe is currently dating Owen Mahoney. They have been together since 2019.

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe with Her Boyfriend, Owen Mahoney.
Ava and Owen have been dating for two years now.
Source: Instagram

When her fans saw their photo, they believed that her boyfriend looks like her dad.

It’s weird the guy looks like her dad.

Remember Ryan cheated on Reese. The guy could be Ryan’s love child and he may be Ava’s half-brother.

Many fans criticized her for choosing a partner that looked like her dad. However, there were other fans as well that defended her. Due to this incident, she has deleted the picture from her Instagram and hasn’t posted new photos with her boyfriend ever since.

Ava previously dated Paul McCartney and Arthur Donald.  

Career as an Artist

The 22-year-old Ava Elizabeth Phillippe is a photographer, sketch artist, and sculptor. 

Ava Phillippe's Work in Progress.
Ava is a sketch artist and sculptor.
Source: Instagram

Besides, she has also appeared in a number of TV series including Good Morning America, The Insider, and Extra with Billy Bush.

Also a Political Speaker and Activist

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe is also a political speaker and activist. She supported the #MeToo and Time’s Up Movement with her mom. She has also spoken about gun control many times.

This is no isolated incident. I strongly believe that we need to talk more about how guns and a lack of mental healthcare accessibility factor into these tragedies. I believe is an American responsibility to find a way to protect each other from this type of domestic terrorism and violence. My deepest condolences to those involved in this tragedy and others like it who, yet again, have to process this pain. #prayforlasvegas

Ava’s talks about the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017.

The links she recommends through her Instagram handle.

Relationship of His Parents

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe’s parents, Ryan and Reese walked down the aisle on June 5, 1999, at Old Wide Awake Plantation in South Carolina. They first met at Reese’s 21st birthday party but started dating only after being cast in Cruel Intentions the following year.

Cruel Intentions Trailer!

Unfortunately, the duo decided to separate after six years and filed for divorce in October 2006. Their divorce was finalized a year later on October 5, 2007.

Ava’s father got into a relationship with Alexis Knapp in 2010 and even got engaged with Paulina Slagter in 2015. He also had a brief relationship with Elsie Hewitt. However, none of it worked for him!

As for Ava’s mom, she found love in Jim Toth. They tied the knot in 2011 and are married to date.

Reese Witherspoon with Her Husband, Jim Toth.
Reese married Jim in 2011.
Source: Instagram

Three Siblings

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe has three siblings, Deacon Reese Phillippe, Kailani Merizalde Phillippe-Knapp, and Tennessee James Toth.

Reese Witherspoon with Her Current Husband and Kids.
Reese with her husband and kids.
Source: Instagram

Deacon was born on October 23, 2003. He recently ventured into the music industry and already has two Singles.

Ava Elizabeth and Deacon Reese Phillippe.
Ava and Deacon were born four years apart.
Source: Instagram

Kai Knapp was born to Ryan and his ex-girlfriend, Alexis Knapp in 2011. She was born after they broke up.

Tennessee was born to Reese and her current husband, Jim in 2012.

Ava Elizabeth Phillippe with Her Brothers.
Ava with her brothers.
Source: Instagram

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