Violet Affleck to Ava Phillippe: Hollywood stars’ kids all grown up

Violet Affleck to Ava Phillippe: Hollywood stars’ kids all grown up

Some of Hollywood’s stars passed on powerful genes.

Violet Affleck is the spitting image of her mother, Jennifer Garner, as she grows into adulthood. Ava Phillippe was considered Reese Witherspoon’s twin by fans online, thanks to Witherspoon’s mother-daughter Instagram posts.

And Brooke Shields’ two teenage daughters, Grier and Rowan Henchy, are starting to make a name for themselves as her eldest daughter thrives in college.

Here’s a look at how some celebrity kids have grown up over the years.


Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner’s daughters, Ava Phillippe and Violet Affleck, respectively, are spitting images of their mothers. (Getty Images)

Violet Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s eldest child, Violet Affleck, 17, looks suspiciously like her famous mother.

Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet Affleck arrive for the White House State Dinner in Washington, DC on December 1, 2022. (Nathan Howard)

The mother-daughter duo made a rare appearance at the White House State Dinner on Dec. 1, which was Violet’s 17th birthday. Jennifer was seen in a black velvet dress while her daughter opted for a similar black dress with her hair tied back and wearing glasses.


The public appearance was the first time Violet and the “13 Going on 30” star had been seen together since Jennifer’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2018.

Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet Affleck attended a ceremony honoring the actress with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018. (Michael Tran)

Garner is also a mother to another daughter, Seraphina, 13, and a son, Samuel, 10, who she also shares with her ex-husband.

Ava Philippe, Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter, Ava Phillippe, look like twins.

The ‘Big Little Lies’ actress often takes to Instagram to share photos with her 23-year-old daughter. Witherspoon shouted out Ava on National Girls’ Day in September.

“I still feel very lucky to have my wonderful, creative and talented daughter in my life!” she started. “What a gift to share this journey of life with you…and the best makeup tips…it’s so awesome to share beauty tips, dog memes and the same shoe size. Makes life so fun!”

Fans quickly flocked to the actress’ comments section to point out their likeness.

“And you’re on the left in this photo? No…right? Left?…laughing…left…not right,” one user wrote, another adding, “Copy and paste !!!”

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe were thought to be twins by fans online. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Witherspoon shares her daughter with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. Ava often uses her personal social media account to share snaps with her mother. his dog, Benji; and time with friends and family.

On her Instagram Story, Ava revealed nearly a year ago that she was a student at the University of California, Berkeley “until recently.”

Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford

Kaia Gerber is following in the footsteps of her mother Cindy Crawford.

Gerber, 21, told Byrdie in 2019 that being told she looks like her model mother is something she cherishes. “I always love going back and looking at pictures of my mom when she was closer to my age. You can’t deny that we have similarities,” she told the outlet.

Kaia Gerber is following in her mother Cindy Crawford’s footsteps and pursuing a modeling career. (Miikka Skaffari)

“And I always tried to be more like her. I always admired her in the sense that she didn’t let anything about the business affect her,” Gerber continued. “In my eyes, he’s the coolest, kindest person in the world.”

Crawford shares her daughter with her husband of 24 years, Rande Gerber. They also share a son, Presley, 23.

Brooke Shields, Rowan and Grier Henchy

Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy are the proud parents of their two daughters: Rowan, 19, and Grier Henchy, 16.

The couple married in 2001 and welcomed their eldest daughter two years later. In December, Shields spoke with People magazine about her concern for her daughters growing up in a world with social media.

“What I say over and over again is that what you see may not be the reality,” she told the outlet. “And you can’t just accept it because the spotlight is on it and it’s on Instagram. You really have to know that’s the world of Oz because behind the curtain is where you want to be. to live.”

In August 2021, Rowan began his college career at Wake Forest University. “Worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life,” Shields said of her eldest son leaving for college on an episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”

Brooke Shields and her daughter, Grier Henchy, attended Milan Fashion Week in 2021. (Marco Piraccini)

“I’ll never get used to her leaving. She’s going to get married and have her own kids, and I’m still not going to get used to her leaving,” the actress told People on another occasion. .

“She really lives her life, she loves college, she really thrives and grows. I listen to the way [my daughters] talking to each other and their friends and the things they discuss, and you think, ‘Wow, she’s really her own person and I’ve done my best in my job and I’m going to try and get out of her way. ‘”

Valentina Paloma Pinault, Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek’s teenage daughter looks grown up.

The star posted a rare family selfie from a ski vacation trip on Wednesday, sharing that they were “looking for snow”.


The photo gives a rare glimpse of Hayek’s daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, 15, and stepson Augustin James Evangelista, 16. The group wore cold weather gear as they sat in a gondola against a backdrop of snow-capped but mostly green mountains and rolling hills behind them. .

Salma Hayek and Valentina Paloma Pinault in 2021. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Hayek, 56, shares Valentina with her billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault, who heads the parent company of Gucci and Balenciaga.


In September, Hayek shared a throwback photo of a much younger Valentina for her quinceañera, writing in Spanish that it’s a privilege to be her mother and calling her “my everything.” She tagged the message “they grow up so fast”.

Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.

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