Olivia Harvey
Updated May 15, 2020
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We’re not sure how or when it happened, but Apple Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, is all grown up. Apple rang in her Sweet Sixteen during quarantine on May 14th, and mom Gwyneth shared a heartfelt message praising her lookalike daughter.

“I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words but… happy sweet sixteen my darling girl,” Paltrow began in the caption of her Instagram post. “You are the light of my heart, you are pure joy. You are wickedly intelligent and you have the best, most dry, most brilliant sense of humor. I have the best time being your mom.”

She continued, “I love our nightly evening chats when I really get to hear what’s on your mind. You work hard to get whatever it is you want to achieve, and you have grit and responsibility in spades. I am so damn lucky to be your mother, you beautiful, kind young woman. Thank you for choosing me. I adore you to the moon and back a zillion times. I’m sorry you are having this particular birthday during these circumstances, but as always with you, you find the best in everything.”

In 2019, Paltrow shared a photo of herself and one of her best friends from childhood at 17 years old. She and Apple are pretty much the same person.

On Mother’s Day last year, the actress shared a picture with her daughter, and look at those same freckles and hair.

Celeb friends like Kate Hudson commented on Paltrow’s new post, “Happy 16th Apple!!! Love you ❤️,” and Kate Bosworth wrote, “Oh my gosh, I can not believe she is 16!!! What a gorgeous, bright spirit, HBD xx.”

We’re all in shock that Apple is old enough to drive a car. Wasn’t it just yesterday that tabloids were freaking out about Paltrow and Martin picking the name “Apple?”

In any case, we hope Apple did, in fact, make the most of her sixteenth birthday despite the strange circumstances of the current day. Happy birthday, Gwyneth—er, Apple!