The most beautiful family of all. Reese Witherspoon celebrated her son Tennessee’s 4th birthday with a gorgeous family photo that she shared on Instagram Tuesday, September 27.
“Celebrating our sweet Tennessee’s 4th birthday last night! 🎂🎈🎉,” she captioned the cute snapshot. “My forever favorite #NinjaTurtle 💋🐢 #TMNT #FamilySandwich.”
In the image, the 40-year-old actress, her daughter, Ava, 17, son Deacon, 12, and husband Jim Toth all gather around a grinning Tennessee, who seems excited about all the attention.
On the table in front of them sits a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake, complete with a fake sewer cover and ninja turtle popping out of the cake.
Witherspoon shares Ava and Deacon with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. (The pair split in 2007 after eight years of marriage, but still remain cordial.) She and Toth tied the knot in 2011 after dating for just over a year and welcomed Tennessee one year later.
Phillippe, 42, explained to Larry King in March 2015 that he and Witherspoon didn’t work out in the end because of the context in which they met and started dating.
“I think more of the problem was age,” he said at the time. “When we got together we were so young. I think it can create issues with two people in this industry because there’s so much noise that goes along with it.”
The Secrets and Lies actor added that he still has a very big role in their children’s lives, and he is particularly protective of daughter Ava.
“I grew up in a very, very female household so I have a real sensitivity with that connection with [Ava] because of that,” he said. “I don’t think she’ll suffer fools. She’s going to have high standards.”
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