Karen Belz
Updated July 26, 2017 11:48 am

Ready to feel old? Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava is almost 18, and we honestly remember when she was born. Witherspoon gave birth to her blonde mini-me back in 1999, and the two have always been incredibly close. In fact, for Witherspoon’s birthday, Ava posted a sweet photo on Instagram and called her mom “one of my best friends.”

It seems like Witherspoon is on the same page. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, taken during the Big Little Lies FYC event in Los Angeles, the topic of Ava’s upcoming September birthday came up.

Since the actress gave birth at the age of 23, we can understand.

One thing we also love is the fact that Witherspoon isn’t afraid for her children to see any of her roles. Alongside Ava, she has 13-year-old Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and 4-year-old Tennessee with husband Jim Toth.

Even though Witherspoon got into acting at a young age, she made a good decision in not pressuring her children to do the same. Of course, she’s often asked about Ava’s interest in pursuing a similar career.

We simply love the fact that she’s so supportive. While it’s early, we hope that Ava has the absolute best 18th birthday.