On Saturday famous American actress and mother of three, Reese Witherspoon was spotted with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. The two very proud parents came together to celebrate their son Deacon Phillippe’s 18th birthday. They both also have a daughter Ava (22) together.
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, got married in 1999 when they were 23 and 25 yr old respectively. They split up in 2006 and finally divorced in 2008. The former couple have been on good terms since then. They also posed for a family photo which Deacon posted on his Instagram
The heartwarming messages-
Both took to Instagram to share pictures and messages for their son. Reese Witherspoon definitely couldn’t stop herself from being a proud mom .she got nostalgic and shared a series of photos from the time Deacon was a kid and captioned them as “How did this happen?!! @deaconphillippe is 18?!! One day he was trading Pokémon cards, singing Bruno Mars songs, and playing American Ninja Warrior in the backyard. The next day, he is taller than me, cooking the family steaks on the grill and making his own music with his best friends. My heart is bursting with pride about the young man he is becoming. Happy 18th Birthday Deacon! I love you to the moon around the sun and all the stars .”
Ryan Phillippe too posted a photo with Deacon and wrote a sweet messaged that said- “Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son, You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you. We are lucky to be your mom and dad. Love you, pup.(I’d say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon)”. Both seemed to have been filled with joy seeing their son grow into a man.
Co-parenting and watching them grow-
Many times we see a glimpse of Deacon vacationing with his dad. Both Ryan and Reese have interviewed about their journey together while co-parenting. In 2016, Ryan Phillippe told Entertainment Tonight, “We trade-off,” he said at the time. “You have to get to that point as a divorced parent, as any parent, where you’re not putting yourself first. You want the kids’ experience to be it is own and not like, ‘Well, I need to have my time! We have been very good about that’.
Reese Witherspoon also, in an interview with Ellie Ross said, “I never expected the kind of relationship that I have with them, but it’s so rewarding to be able to have kids that you can process life with a little bit, and they help me understand the complexities of what it means to be a human now.” She also added, “So I’m really, really grateful that these little humans are in my life”. It has been quite a journey and they’re overwhelmed to see their little children grow into adults.