Ava Phillippe feels 'Gender is Whatever'
by Ana Walia | Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:55:00 GMT
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Reese Witherspoon’s daughter Ava Phillippe is opening up about her sexuality and expressing her views on how she looks at the genders.

During Instagram’s ask me anything, Ava was asked by a fan about her sexuality, “Do you like boys or girls?”, to which she replied by posting a selfie and writing, "I'm attracted to… people! (Gender is whatever).”

Back in 2019, Reese's daughter, Ava Phillippe made her relationship official on Instagram with her college boyfriend Owen Mahoney and according to reports, the two met in UC Berkeley. Owen Mahoney has managed to impress mom Reese Witherspoon and father Ryan Phillippe after which he has even joined the family on a tropical vacation last summer.

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Reese Witherspoon’s approval can be witnessed with the comments she leaves on the couple’s picture. Ava Phillippe previously shared with Francesca Amiker that she feels grateful that people around her have a ‘sense of empathy.’ She added, "People that are able to be that honest and tap into that empathy in such a real way, there's nothing like it to me. My friends, I think they all have their own ways of doing it, I love that about them. And in my romantic life it's also important, for sure."

Ava Phillippe also shared with Francesca that she usually puts a lot of thought before posting anything on her social media. Ava explained the questions she asks herself before posting, "What is that going to mean to somebody else, what does it mean to me? Is this helpful? Is it important? Is it charitable? Is it something I want the world to see from me? I do have a platform of some sort, for sure and I want to be conscious of what I am posting. I might not always get it right but I'm always going to try my best to put good out there."

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Ava has recently starred in her first-ever beauty campaign for Pat McGrath Labs X Bridgerton and shared that the experience she had was 'right'.  She explained, "That gut feeling of, someone might need to hear this. It makes me feel good, in more ways than one, to be able to share and be real with people on social media as much as is possible. We do see a lot of the falsified sides [of people] or the facades, and it's just not completely true of everyone, and I think a little truth is good sometimes."

Reese Witherspoon last year during her interaction with InStyle magazine’s Gayle King for December/January 2022 cover story opened up about her motherhood and raising three kids, Ava, Deacon from a previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe and Tennessee James with now-husband Jim Toth. Reese said, "My first, most important priority is my kids. If I told you how much space in my brain they take up every day— do you even think they know, Gayle? I don't even think they know.”

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On asking if her kids have any plans to pursue their career in Hollywood, the actress said, "It's an odd situation because I didn't grow up famous. So [Ava is] living an experience that I did not have, and so are my sons. We are lucky enough to have friends who grew up in Hollywood and can help give them advice on how to navigate. Ava is so down-to-earth. She wants to do great things in the world. She's studying and learning and trying to find herself. It's a big thing in life to try different things and figure out what is really your path." Ava recently celebrated her 22nd birthday in September and Reese shared a loving tribute for her daughter with a caption, "Happy Birthday to my sweet little girl…excuse me… I mean my adult daughter!!! Words can't describe how proud I am of you. You have grown into an extraordinary person who cares so much about the world around her. I am so lucky to have you light up my life. I love you, Ava!!"

Reese Witherspoon had previously shared on watching her children grow, “That makes me want to cry, the idea of having a long relationship with adult children. I never expected the kind of relationship that I have with them, but it's so rewarding to be able to have kids that you can process life with a little bit, and they help me understand the complexities of what it means to be a human now. So I'm really, really grateful that these little humans are in my life."