It’s always fun when a celebrity posts a picture of themself with their mom or dad, and it’s even more fun when you can see a real family resemblance. Some of our favorite famous faces are almost exact replicas of their parents, to the extent that it’s a little scary! Take a look at these celebrity family photos, and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about. Not only do these snaps show where they got their famed good looks from, but they’re also just pretty downright adorable.
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The genes are very, very strong in the Witherspoon family, and this picture proves it. Reese posted this image in September 2022, alongside the caption “Sunday Brunch crew.”
Her crew are in fact her lookalike daughter Ava Phillippe — Ava’s dad so happens to be actor Ryan Phillippe — and her mother Betty. Check out those virtually identical smiles.
You can see the origin of Gal Gadot’s famous beauty! The actress posted this cute pic with her mom Irit for the 2022 Mother’s Day, and wrote.
“I'm so lucky to have my mom by my side on this crazy journey, to give me strength, to share her knowledge and to show me her endless love and support. She is my rock and my comfort.”
Well, no prizes for guessing where the famously beautiful Gisele Bundchen gets her good looks from: her mother Vania Nonnenmacher!
Gisele paid tribute to Vania for Mother’s Day 2023, writing on Instagram, “Sending you all my love and reverence, especially to my mom, my Wonder Woman, a warrior who raised six daughters with so much love and care. Love you, mom!”
Hugh Jackman bears no small resemblance to his father, Christopher John Jackman. The X-Men actor wrote in 2018 on Instagram, “Happy Father’s Day to the man who taught me to show respect for others, for education, for being led by your passions. Who taught me to never stop growing and learning.
To work hard and realize that preparation is the bedrock for success. And, above all, to find purpose beyond oneself. I love you Dad.”
Rising star Maya Hawke is the daughter of none other than Uma Thurman! And you can really tell just by looking at them, can’t you?
Uma was understandably nervous about her daughter following her into the movie industry, but she fully supports her and sings the praises of her acting talents. Maya likewise always asks her parents — her dad is actor Ethan Hawke — for industry advice.
When Lady Gaga takes off her famous makeup and poses with her mother, you can see the strong family resemblance. Gaga’s very close to her mom Cynthia, and they clearly share the same goals in life.
They co-founded the Born This Way foundation back in 2012 and eight years later worked together collating the short-story anthology Channel Kindness.
Robert Downey Jr.’s dad is, you guessed it, filmmaker and actor Robert Downey Snr.
The Iron Man actor posted on Instagram for Father’s Day in 2015, “Remember to hug your dad today, everyone — they’re probably the reason you’re so wonderfully weird. Happy Father’s Day.” Sadly, Downey Snr. passed away a few years later, in July 2021.
Ryan Reynolds posted a pic of himself and his very young-looking mom Tammy back in 2016. Characteristically he gave it the witty caption, “Happy Mother's Day, Mom. You gave birth to me an excruciating 468 weeks late. I was nine.
We were both so happy to be free.” We can probably assume she shares his sense of humor.
Kerry Washington gave a sweet tribute to her mom on Instagram for Mother’s Day in 2020. She wrote, “Years before Scandal, there was another lady who taught me how to wear all white. She’s the epitome of grace. And generosity.
And I am grateful to God for sending me to her. Today I honor my beautiful mother.” That beauty clearly runs in the family.
Look at the features of Timothee Chalamet’s mother Nicole Flender and tell us you don’t see them duplicated in Timothee’s own face?
Nicole may also be where Timothee gets his acting talent, because in her youth she was a ballet dancer who performed in many high-profile Broadway musicals. Obviously, she’s very proud indeed of Chalamet’s success.
You can see Nicole Kidman’s famously beautiful smile duplicated in her mother, Janelle Ann Kidman, in this photo from 2020. Nicole wrote on Instagram come March 12 of that year, “Happy Birthday to my darling Mumma.
I love you so much. This photo is so US!” It looks like mom and daughter share an impeccable fashion sense too.
Kate Hudson comes from acting royalty. Her mother is none other than Goldie Hawn — as if you couldn’t tell — and her step-dad is Hawn’s longtime partner Kurt Russell!
Hudson posted a picture of herself and her mom on Instagram in May 2021, writing, “Finishing the day with a mommy-and-me moment. Cheers Mamas! Hope it was a good one!”
Famous footballer David Beckham shares many features with his mother Sandra West, but people actually think she looks like someone else.
Whenever David posts a throwback picture of her he gets many comments from fans saying that when his mother was younger she looked like Princess Diana! Well, David is royalty of the sporting world after all.
Charlize Theron clearly got her beautiful hair and even more beautiful smile from her mom Gerda. Charlize paid tribute to her when her birthday rolled around in 2022.
She wrote on Instagram, “I wanted to share her with all of you because anyone who knows her, knows how utterly awesome it is to stand in her sunlight. She TRULY is life. She laughs louder than anyone I’ve ever met.”
If you want a peek at what Orlando Bloom will look like in older age, check out this pic of him and his dad Colin. Orlando actually didn’t know his biological father until the age of 13, but clearly they’ve been making up for lost time since then.
Orlando wrote on his Instagram for 2020’s Father’s Day, “You’ve taught me wisdom, kindness, & compassion, and what it means to be someone people can depend on.”
Dua Lipa seems to have inherited a lot of her facial features from her mother, Anesa Lipa. And the two women share a sense of social media savvy as well.
Anesa has a big Instagram following and she sometimes shares pics of her famous daughter on there, such as this one. And likewise Dua herself fills her social media with praise and support for her mother.
Bella Hadid’s mother is a former model, but there’s no denying that Bella got plenty of her good looks from her father Mohamed as well.
In June 2016 Bella posted this pic, which really shows the resemblance, and wrote, “I love you daddy. Happy almost Father's Day to one of my favorite men in the world! I love love love you.”
This pic from 2022 really highlights the similarities between Jessica Biel and her mother Kimberly. They’re even wearing coordinating tops! Biel posted the cute photo for Mother’s Day in 2022 and wrote as the caption, “Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom, my hero and my greatest gal pal!
And to the mothers everywhere who guide us, love us unconditionally, and worry about us even when we become mothers ourselves.”
Shakira’s full name is actually Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, and one of those names is from her mother Nidia Ripoll Torrado. Her beautiful eyes and charming smile are likewise clearly from her mom!
The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer posted this adorable picture of them both for Mother’s Day in 2019 and it racked up hundreds of thousands of likes.
Just look at Tom Holland! Isn’t that so obviously a man who loves his mother? You’d be right. His mom is called Nicola Holland, and she and Tom are super-close. Tom even once helped her get into a nightclub with him!
According to the man himself, he simply told the bouncers that he came out of her and well, who’s gonna argue with that?
Sadly, Mark Wahlberg’s mother Alma is no longer with him. She passed away back in 2021 while Mark was filming Father Stu. As you can imagine, it was very hard on the actor, especially because she had been suffering from dementia at the time.
He posted this lovely pic of himself and Alma, a mother and son bearing almost identical expressions, that same year.
Glee star Amber Riley thinks she looks just like her dad and she has no problem whatsoever with that. For Father’s Day 2022 she posted, “Happy Father’s Day Twin!!! I love you dad!” on Instagram along with this cute pic.
Amber’s father is called Elwin, Amber is the youngest of his three daughters, and clearly the two of them have a very sweet relationship.
Tom Felton’s white-blonde hair became famous after his role as the snotty Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter. But where did he get that hair from? His mom Sharon!
Tom paid tribute to her on Instagram in January 2018 and wrote, “Best thing about Sundance was having my mum there,” before telling his many followers to be sure and love their mums too.
Courteney Cox not only looks a lot like her mother, she shares the same name as well!
The Friends actress posted on Instagram for the 2019 Mother’s Day celebrations, “Thank you to the OG Courteney for bringing me into this world and being such a wonderful mom. I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.” Awww.
Vanessa Hudgens looks just like a mini version of her mom Gina in this throwback pic! She posted it on Instagram in 2023 and captioned it, “DO IT! Take ur mama out tonight.
Happy Mother’s Day to the incredible woman that made me and to all the mamas out there. Thank you for all you do.”
When Ava Phillippe and her celeb mom made a joint appearance on Today With Jenna & Hoda in 2022, the Legally Blonde star’s uber-dry sense of humor sparked no little confusion on social media. In answer to Jenna’s “Y’all are twins,” comment she gave the straight-faced reply, “Do you see it?
She and I don’t see it that much.” Cue endless online articles claiming, “Reese Witherspoon doesn’t think her daughter Ava looks like her.” But literally no-one would believe that.
Yara Shahidi has a lot in common with her mother Keri. Both have been actors and, oh yeah, they look exactly alike!
Yara highlighted this when she wrote on Instagram on May 8, 2022, “HAPPY MAMA’S DAY to my mentor, my bestie, my twin, and my partner in world travel and adventure. I’m grateful I get to be the Aquarius to your Leo.”
World-famous former NFL star Tom Brady clearly takes after his mom, Galynn Patricia, a lot. And he loves her very much and isn’t afraid to show it.
Back in 2017 he wrote on Instagram, “Every practice, every game, every meal, every call, every hug — for all the love that you give and every moment you make possible — thank you mom.”
Nicki Minaj and her mother Carol are wearing almost identical expressions in this pic Nicki posted on Instagram, but even if they weren’t they’d still look very alike.
Carol is a very accomplished woman just like her superstar daughter: she has a domestic abuse foundation that gives free plastic surgeries to those who need them.
When you look at old photos of Kim Kardashian and her late father Robert, you might be surprised at how alike they look. Kim posted this one in 2019 and wrote, “Miss you so much! You would be so proud of The Robert G Kardashian Esophageal Center at UCLA.
I have seen how so far in such a short period of time that we have helped so many and I am grateful to all of the amazing staff and doctors!”
Zendaya inherited a lot from her mother Claire, including her sense of style. In 2019 she told Vanity Fair magazine, "My beauty icons are the women in my life.
My mom didn't wear makeup; I don't think she knew that to me, it was empowering that she didn't care.” Zendaya is very close to both her parents and talks often about how much they supported her.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom Blythe Danner has kept her age incredibly well. Gwyneth posted this pic for her mom’s birthday on February 4, 2021, and wrote, “This beautiful creature fills our hearts with so much warmth.
She gets words and names mixed up in the most hilarious and unique of ways. She is full of life and incredibly strong. She loves her grandchildren more than anything in the world.” Awww.
Famous TV personality Kelly Osbourne and her even more famous mother Sharon look quite similar, although Sharon will happily admit to having had plastic surgery to keep her looking young.
She’s had multiple facelifts over the years for a start. In some pictures of her and her daughter, they almost look like they could be sisters instead.
Fans suspect that Chris Hemsworth got his youthful looks, as well as his blond hair, from his mother Leonie. She’s in her 60s but she looks super-young!
Whenever Chris posts a picture of them together his fans are awestruck. Some have said that Leonie looks more like Chris’s sister and a younger one at that.
Chrissy Teigen has more in common with her mom than just looks! Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen is a food-lover just like her daughter and has even authored her own cookbook.
You might have seen her make frequent appearances on Teigen and John Legend’s social media profiles as well. The camera loves her just as it loves her daughter.
This pic of a young Katherine Schwarzenegger and her A-lister dad Arnold really shows the family resemblance between them. Katherine posted it for her dad’s birthday in 2022 and wrote, “Happy birthday daddy!! We love you so much!
You’re the best and most fun opa and dad and we are all so lucky to have you in our lives.”
Here’s Zac Efron, his The Greatest Showman co-star Hugh Jackman and his mom Starla. You can see where Zac gets his smile from, can’t you? He captioned the 2017 post, “Happy Birthday to my mom, my best girl.
I love you more than the Sun, the Moon and all the stars in the galaxy. Love, your chocolate bear.”
This throwback picture of Justin Timberlake and his mother Janet is just so cute! Justin is adorably close to his mother.
You might have noticed Janet showing up in the music video for Justin’s song “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” Recently Timberlake spent $4 million on a house so he could be closer to his mom’s place.
No, you’re not seeing double. Miley Cyrus really is the absolute spit of her mother, Tish. Especially when they pose by a swimming pool wearing matching Chanel outfits!
Fun fact, it was none other than Tish who put together the internal scheme for her daughter’s fabulous home in Los Angeles, since she’s an interior designer. She made sure her daughter’s personality shone through in the house!
Lauren Conrad and her Lauren Con-dad! The reality TV star posted this cute pic for Father’s Day in 2014.
A few years prior to that in 2011 she had written on her official website, “When it comes to the father department I got pretty lucky. I simply couldn't have asked for a kinder, more involved father than good old Jim Conrad.”