Reese Witherspoon Admits She Cried When Her Daughter Left For College

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Reese Witherspoon recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and told Ellen that she was very upset when her oldest daughter left for college. Her daughter with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, Ava, recently finished up her freshman year and Reese looked back at how she felt when Ava left for school.

Reese said that it was really hard when Ava went away to school. She admits that she went into Ava’s empty room and bawled on her bed after she left. She admits she felt down for a while but kept reminding herself that Ava will come back, even though Reese shares that she never came back after she quit school.

Reese’s oldest son will go to college soon, too

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Happy Birthday to my girl @avaphillippe! 🎂You are the sunshine in my life!☀️ Love you to the moon and back! 🎈🎈🎈

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Sep 9, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT

While Ava, 19, is Reese’s oldest, she also has a son named Deacon, 15, and a son named Tennesee, 6. Her oldest two are from her marriage with Ryan Phillippe, while Tennessee is her son with her current husband Jim Toth. She shared that little Tennessee just finished Kindergarten and will be going into first grade in the fall! He is so cute.

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Happy happy birthday to my glowingly gorgeous mama. You are such a generous, conscientious, and passionately kind person, and I am so blessed to bear witness to your light and love each and every day! 💐💟 love you.

A post shared by Ava (@avaphillippe) on Mar 22, 2019 at 2:28pm PDT

According to PEOPLE, Reese joked, “She’s coming back. Apparently, the moms here who’ve had kids who’ve gone to college, they come back, right? I thought she’d be gone, but she’s coming back.”

Reese quit college after a year to pursue acting

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I’ll just be here waiting for June 9th! Thank you @laurabrown99 and @instylemagazine ❤️ #BLL2

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on May 7, 2019 at 9:57am PDT

Reese also reminisced about her own college experience. She went to school for a year, but then dropped out to pursue her acting career. Even though she went on to hit it big, her mother wasn’t exactly supportive of her decision for many years. See a photo of Reese’s mom below!

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To my mother on this Mother’s Day. You are the BEST Mom I could ever dream of. The most creative, curious, joyful person I know. I love the way you laugh and sing and find happiness in little things like squirrels on your porch and birds outside your window. I love the way you love dogwood blossoms and the first tulips in the spring.🌷You always laugh at my stupid jokes and tell me I’m doing a good job as a mother, as a working woman, as a citizen of the world trying to make meaningful change. You’re my biggest inspiration and my best friend. I love you, MOM. 💕

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on May 12, 2019 at 8:09am PDT

Reese said her mom wanted her to be a plastic surgeon and was very upset when Reese dropped out of school. She said her mom was mad for about a decade! But then, she “bought her a house and she got over it.” That is too funny! We wonder why her mom wanted her to be a plastic surgeon so bad… we just can’t picture Reese doing anything other than acting.

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first week back at school and I’m missing my little brothers <3 (p.s. don’t be alarmed by Deacon’s eye, he is okay!)

A post shared by Ava (@avaphillippe) on Jan 25, 2019 at 4:35pm PST

What do you think about Reese crying about Ava leaving for school? It is a very common issue when parents have their first child leaving the home for college! If you have kids that went to college, did you cry when they left?

You have to see how much Ava looks like Reese in these photos!

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