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Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Ava Phillippe Opens Up About Her Sexuality: 'Gender Is Whatever'

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Jan. 12 2022, Published 11:25 a.m. ET

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Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe, is getting candid about gender and sexuality.

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During an Instagram Q & A on Monday, January 10, the Hollywood offspring, 22, was asked by one of her 998k followers whether she is attracted to girls or boys.

"I'm attracted to… people!" Ava answered alongside a picture of her smiling face adorned with blue eyeshadow. "Gender is whatever."

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The Legally Blonde star's oldest child has been dating her UC Berkeley classmate, Owen Mahoney — who she often shows off on social media — for two years now.

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Ava's revelation comes after her mom, 45 — who shares Ava and son Deacon Reese Phillippe, 18, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, 47 — recently spoke to InStyle about raising her children in the spotlight. "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," the Big Little Lies star, who also shares son Tennessee James Toth, 9, with husband Jim Toth, explained.

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"We are lucky enough to have friends who grew up in Hollywood and can help give them advice on how to navigate," Reese reportedly pointed out, noting: "Ava is so down-to-earth. She wants to do great things in the world."

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"She's studying and learning and trying to find herself," Reese added of her mini me. "It's a big thing in life to try different things and figure out what is really your path."

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After the college student celebrated her birthday back in September, the proud mama posted a touching Instagram tribute to Ava, writing: "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 concluded the sweet note.

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