Deacon Phillippe is officially an adult! And his parents, Big Sky star Ryan Phillippe and Big Little Lies actress Reese Witherspoon, came together to celebrate his big day.
Ryan and Reese split back in 2006, but that isn’t stopping them from being friends and loving co-parents to their two children Deacon and Ava. And on Saturday, they met up to have dinner for their son’s big one-eight.
And yesterday Ryan and Reece both took to Instagram to commemorate Deacon’s milestone birthday.
Reese started the day by posting a tribute to her son bright and early. She attached a few beautiful memories of Deacon throughout the years and penned an emotional letter to her son.
“How did this happen?!! @deaconphillippe is 18?!! One day he was trading Pokémon cards, singing Bruno Mars songs, and playing American Ninja Warrior in the backyard,” she remembered. “The next day, he is taller than me, cooking the family steaks on the grill and making his own music with his best friends. My heart is bursting with pride about the young man he is becoming. Happy 18th Birthday Deacon! I love you to the moon around the sun and all the stars.”
And after Deacon was done blowing out candles and opening gifts, his Big Sky dad posted a series of snapshots from Deacon’s birthday dinner. In them, Ryan, Reese, and Deacon are all smiles in front of a festive custom cake. And of course, the dessert is topped with the number 18.
“Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son,” Ryan wrote. “You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you. We are lucky to be your mom and dad. Love you, pup..(I’d say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon).”
‘Big Sky’ Star Ryan Phillippe Says So Much of Today’s Television Entertainment is ‘Redundant’
Ryan Phillippe’s newest project Big Sky opened in a surprising way. But if you haven’t watched the series, and plan to, you may want to stop reading right now.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, Philippe talked about Big Sky’s jaw-dropping premiere. In the episode, Phillipe’s Cody Hoyt appears to be the main character. But halfway through the episode, he dies.
And despite being written out of the job so quickly, Phillippe is happy about the twist because he thinks TV needs to be less predictable.
“I feel like so much in entertainment today is redundant or you can see the twist coming a mile away,” he told EW. “Network television in specific is often remiss to be too shocking or surprising. So there’s part of me who enjoys, from a playful standpoint, being part of that reaction because it’s unique. And it’s not the last you’ll see or hear of my character, but it’s a shocking ending to that first episode,”