When a couple welcomes a child into the world, one of the first things people look at is the baby’s characteristics to determine which parent has the stronger genes.
This is especially true for celebrities and their kids. Fans can’t seem to get enough of the fact that Ava Phillipe is practically the spitting image of mom, Reese Witherspoon, and Suri Cruise is a mini-me of her mother, Katie Holmes.
Keep reading for 12 children that look identical to their celeb parents.
1. Reese Witherspoon & Ava Phillippe
This much we know to be true: Ava Phillippe got it from her mama. From the platinum-blonde locks to the adorbs cheek dimples and half-cocked smile, these two look more like sisters then they do mother and daughter. And we have a feeling the likeness is going to continue to grow with age.
Gotham / Contributor/ Getty IMages
2. Kate Holmes & Suri Cruise
This is probably the most obvious one on this list. (We’ve only been following these two for 14 years now). While the Dawson’s Creek star tends to shy away from sharing photos of her daughter on social media, we do get a few every one and a while. It’s safe to say, the apple does not fall far from the Holmes tree.
3. Mark & Michael Consuelos
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: the Ripa/Consuelos genes are mighty. And while Joaquin and Lola have similarities to their parents, it’s their eldest, Michael, who is the spitting image of his father and the family is fully aware. In fact, Ripa has shared a handful of photos that showcase her son’s likeness to his father. Exhibit A? This side-by-side shot of both of their high school yearbook photos.
4. Gwyneth Paltrow & Daughter Apple
The Goop founder rarely shares photos of her daughter, Apple Martin (17). But when she does, we get a case of series déjà vu. You don’t have to look closely to see that Martin has her mother’s hair, physique and facial features. The phrase “Like mother like daughter” takes on a whole new meaning with these two.
5. Demi Moore & Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis
Moore has not one, but three daughters—Rumer (32), Scout (29) and Tallulah Willis (27)—who bare a striking resemblance to her. The 58-year-old actress teamed up with her kids for an Andie swimsuit campaign and honestly, it was difficult to tell them all apart. (Hint: Demi is in the black one piece).
Stefanie Keenan / Contributor/ Getty Images
6. Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerbe
In addition to following in her mom’s footsteps as a famous supermodel, it’s clear the 19-year-old also acquired her mom’s facial features and even her glowing skin. Despite their 35-year age difference, Gerber is almost an exact replica of her supermodel mom. The only thing not passed down? Crawford’s famous beauty mark over the top of her lip.
7. Catherine Zeta-Jones & Carys Douglas
There’s no denying that Catherine Zeta-Jones has a lookalike mom. However, we almost missed that fact that she’s also got herself a second doppelgänger: Her 18-year-old daughter, Carys. And we’re not just talking about the dark hair. The teenager also seems to have acquired Zeta-Jones’s smile and rosy cheeks. Luckily, the actress fills her IG page with photos of her daughter, so we can watch as she continues to evolves into a younger version of her mother.
8. Jennifer Lopez & Twins Emme and Max
Jennifer Lopez is a proud mother of 13-year-old twins Emme and Max. And while her kids clearly share her musical talent (we’re looking at you, Emme) they also acquired a handful of genes from their mother. Don’t just take our word for it, one of the pop star’s family snaps from last year proves our point. In the pic, J.Lo is flaunting a makeup-free face while Max is sporting an identical grin as his superstar mom and Emme flaunts her natural curls and a cheeky smile.
9. Amy Adams & Daughter Avianna Olea Le Gallo
While she likes to keep her family life close to the chest, every once and a while Adams does pull back the curtain on Instagram. Earlier this year, we noticed that Adams and her daughter, Avianna, who she shares with husband, Darren Le Gallo, is growing up to be quite her mother’s mini-me. In a snap shared for her 11th birthday, the two seriously look like twins especially in their eyes and face shape.
10. Ryan & Deacon Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe has been known as a heartthrob for as long as we can remember. So, we’re not surprised that his eldest son is following in his dad’s footsteps. Deacon, who Phillippe shares with ex-wife, Reese Witherspoon, definitely got his father’s looks. In addition to his blonde hair, the 17-year-old also seems to have a similar smile, blue eyes and seriously impressive bone structure.
11. Hilary Duff & Banks Violet Bair
She might only be 2 years old, but Banks is looking more and more like a clone of her mom, Lizzie McGuire Hilary (as evidenced by this sweet Instagram post above). We’re clearly not the only ones who think so, because countless fans pointed out the striking resemblance between the toddler and her mom in the comments. One fan said, “She looks just like you!!!” Another wrote, “She could play baby Lizzie.” Our thoughts exactly.
12. John Legend & Miles
Every time we see a photo of Milles we seriously have to do a double-take. The toddler looks identical to Legend, including everything from his hair to his affinity for the camera. And they both seem to have a love for brunch, considering this sweet father-son snap shared by Legend a few months ago.
Original posted at www.purewow.com