Here’s why this photo of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s children is going viral

This is spooky.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe may have broken up over a decade ago but we’re still not over it, with Cruel Intentions fans still reminiscing over the old days, when the two Rs were nineties couple goals.

Tying the knot when they were in their early 20s, the couple split after eight years of marriage. And while neither Reese nor Ryan tends to talk openly about their past relationship, they do talk about their children, Deacon and Ava Phillippe.

In fact, it was Ryan’s Instagram activity about his two children that got the world talking this week, with a photo of Ava and Deacon going viral.

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me n mine 🖤

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But why? Simply for the fact that 19-year-old Ava and 14-year-old Deacon are the spitting image of Reese and Ryan – back in the day.

‘Me n mine’, Phillippe captioned the snap of him and his children, with Deacon and Ryan looking scarily similar and Ava looking identical to a young Reese.

‘Beautiful Children! I thought your daughter was Reese at first!,’ commented one user, while another posted, ‘You have beautiful kids @ryanphillippe Pretty sure they are clones of you and Reese =)’.

‘My God’, tweeted one user. ‘Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s kids are like mini-carbon copies!’

Those are some good genes!

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