You probably wouldn’t have witnessed this around a century ago - parents looking younger than their own children. But, thankfully, science has ridiculously up-ed their youth game and have stumbled upon the fountain of youth and is selling it at a high cost. Sure, getting work done has come into play more so this past decade, but genetics also plays a big part. 50 is suddenly the new 30, and women are all for it. But what does it say about the children who are suddenly looking OLDER than their own parents? Well, not as much as it says about the parents who are seriously on point when it comes to their own skin/facial game. Here are 15 celebs who just so happen to look vastly younger (or the same age) as their own much, much younger spawn.
15 Reese Witherspoon and Her Mini-Me
If you haven’t noticed it before, you will now: Actress Reese Witherspoon has yet to age even a single hour since we first noticed her back in the 90s when she broke onto the scene at a very delicate age. It was rather tough for teenagers when they manage to floor Hollywood so young because people are constantly analyzing every single inch of their bodies and faces without their consent. But how do their kids feel? This happens to be the case of Ava Elizabeth Phillippe who is the young 18-year old daughter of Reese and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. I mean, seriously – the girl is the spitting image of Reese. So much so that a photographer even mistook Ava for her mother on the red carpet following the 2017 Emmy Awards. While you would assume Reese’s more adult, angled facial features make her appear slightly older than her daughter, they truly don’t. It’s super freaky.
14 Nicole Kidman and The Estranged One
Okay, okay, I know – Isabella Cruise, the daughter of Nicole Kidman and former husband Tom Cruise, is adopted, but that doesn’t stop me from comparing the two since Nicole herself still looks like a bright-eyed beauty in her 20s. Recently, 24-year old Isabella has been estranged from her mother and was even married – something Nicole had to find out by word of mouth instead of from her daughter. Isabella, along with her brother Conner, were adopted by Nicole and Tom during their 10-year marriage when the two were just tots. Nicole herself looks absolutely nothing even close to her own age of 50 and shows not a single sign of aging in the future. Kidman was reunited with her estranged daughter last year and is said to keep in touch with her on a regular basis via text message.
13 J-Lo and Me-Mun
It’s a freaking epidemic, I swear. Actress/singer/dancer/Alex Rodriguez’s better half Jennifer Lopez looks YOUNGER than she did when she was a fly girl on In Living Color. I don’t even know how that’s possible. You know what I didn’t know was possible either? That J-Lo manages to look younger than her NINE-YEAR-OLD daughter, Emme Maribel Muniz. Emme is the young daughter of both Lopez and her former husband singer Marc Anthony and can be seen all over J-Lo’s Instagram feed along with her brothers Maximilian, Ryan, and Cristian and her half-sister Ariana. While you know that Emme and her siblings are going to steal the show when they’re older in terms of looks (and most likely talent as well, considering their parents’ skills), it honest-to-crap looks like Jennifer, who is just shy of 50-years old, appears more youthful in this picture with Emme. Yes, you read that right. I mean, look at the picture – it’s undeniable.
12 Double-Take Hayeks
Salma Hayek is the ultimate powerhouse – strong, brilliant, talented, and devastatingly beautiful. She’s been able to bring both men and women alike down to their knees and she shows no sign of slowing down even in her 50s. And yes, she’s still as stunning as ever. And because mom is, Salma’s daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault is sure to follow in her footsteps. Not just in the looks department, but also in the brains department. Even though she’s only 10-years old, she’s a carbon cutout of her mother in almost every sense, even IF Salma actually appears younger than her own child who is barely in double digits age-wise. Valentina is the daughter of French billionaire and Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, who Salma married back in 2009, two years after Valentina was born.
11 Kris "Can't Leave Her Out Of Any Hollywood List, It's In Her Contract" Jenner
We all knew this one was coming. Sigh. You really can’t make a list like this without including the patriarch of the Kardashian Klan, the undeniable Kris Jenner. Of course, we all know she’s been competing with her much younger children for years now (we literally can witness it whenever we tune in to Keeping Up with The Kardashians) and her doctors are helping her by keeping on top of routing her face out every so often. But you can’t deny it – there are some instances where she actually looks somewhat younger than Kim, Kylie, Khloe, and the rest of them. For a 62-year old broad, Kris has really got it going for her. I mean, just look at the bikini selfie she posted earlier this year which made everyone’s jaw drop to the ground. She can still bring all the sexy at her age.
10 Curry Killer Looks
While some of you may not know the name Sonya Curry, you’ll know the name Stephen Curry, who is the All-Star point guard god of the Golden State Warriors. Sonya is Curry’s 51-year old mother who looks like she’s in her late 20’s. She captured the attention of the NBA world a couple years back when cameras caught sight of her in the crowd, cheering for her son along with Steph Curry’s wife, Ayesha Curry. She was quickly dubbed a “MILF” by the media and fans, which made Steph, his other baller brother Seth, and sister Sydel rather uncomfortable (you can see Steph seethe in interviews when his mom’s attractiveness would come up in conversation). Sonya is married to former basketball player Dell Curry, so basketball runs in her children’s genes along with youthfulness. That’s one good looking family.
9 All The Wright Moves
Actress Robin Wright has been around for years, and yet people are just starting to notice the undeniable power of her stillness and brilliant acting skills from Netflix’s House of Cards. These days, however, her name has been wrapped in controversy thanks to her co-star Kevin Spacey being an absolute jag-weasel. But if the whispers are true, we’re in for a treat when Wright’s character, Claire Underwood, finally becomes the main character and ends up killing her husband off (FINGERS CROSSED!). But you know who might steal the spotlight from the nefarious Claire? Wright’s real-life daughter with former husband Sean Penn, Dylan Frances Penn. Dylan, a model, and actress just like her mom, has been stepping out on the red carpet with her famous mama and the comparisons are never-ending. However, there are times when Robin looks younger than her 26-year old daughter, which isn’t that difficult to do. The two are shockingly beautiful and youthful looking, so it’s easy to make that mistake.
8 On The Identical Catwalks
The world has memorized almost every inch of her face, so whenever supermodel Cindy Crawford steps out of her house, everyone’s heads start to turn. Crawford was one of the defining supermodels from the 1990’s and looks like she too hasn’t aged a single minute since those times. But now, people are doing a double take thanks to Cindy’s clone (or rather, mini-me), Kaia Jordan Gerber, Cindy’s 5’9 daughter with Rande Gerber. Kaia entered the modeling scene at only 10-years old when she modeled for Versace's junior line, Young Versace (I see they really went out of their way to be original with the title of that line). Since then, she’s modeled for Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Pop Magazine, and has walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, Coach, Prada, Fendi, and many more. But, alas, there are still times when her mother can upstage her on the red carpet, which shouldn’t be very surprising considering her mom’s superstar status.
7 Moore Youthfulness, Please
Most people will do a double-take at this particular picture – I know I sure did. The world already knows who actress Demi Moore is (and who every single one of her husbands are) and if you’re familiar with her, you’re familiar with hers and ex-hubby Bruce Willis’ daughter Rumer Willis, who is just one-third of their daughters (the other two being Tallulah and Scout). Even though all her children have their father’s strong jawline, they share the delicate softness of mom Demi. Demi literally doesn’t look a day over 29-years old, which says a lot about Rumer, who is 28. It’s so easy to mistake the two for each other here in this shot along with many other pictures. In fact, it’s easy to mistake Demi for all three of her daughters considering her youthful appearance.
6 Could Be Sisters (And That's No Lie)
Actress Lisa Bonet doesn’t age. I repeat: LISA BONET DOES NOT AGE. She looks the exact same age as she was when she played the eldest daughter on The Cosby Show all the way back in the 1980’s. And now, daughter Zoe Kravitz is attempting to steal the show with her own beautiful looks and talent. Zoe is the 28-year old daughter of Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz, so clearly, talent runs through her bloodstream. But, my god, is it easy to get her and mama Lisa mixed up. Both have just flawless skin and curiously beautiful brown eyes. It’s clear to see that Bonet’s children help keep her young – well, them and her husband Jason Momoa, who is also close with his stepdaughter Zoe. That’s one good looking family.
5 Mixing Up The Cyrus Game
If felt like such a short time ago when we all were cringing over Miley Cyrus’ show-stealing antics. She’s was just annoying the absolute heck out of most people by trying to be as controversial as possible. Since then, she’s toned it back A LOT and we’ve actually come to respect her. But, a lot of us don’t know that her mother, Tish, can steal the spotlight from her baby just as quickly as Miley can from other people. Tish is actually a producer and has worked on her daughter’s films (she’s also involved in Miley’s sister’s, Brandi Cyrus, career as well) and is turning into quite the trailblazer. Now, she’s not quite at Kris Jenner status yet (but who the heck is), but she’s making her own way. Plus, she sometimes looks way younger than her daughters, which is an added bonus.
4 The Smith Genepool
Okay, so the children of Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith aren’t as talented as their brilliant parents – but, my god, they sure do try. The Smith kids, Willow and Jayden, started “trying” at a young age by jumping into hip-hop and acting with the help of their parents (of course). While both of them have some acting chops (Willow made her screen debut in her dad’s movie I Am Legend while everyone remembers Jayden from that one remake of The Karate Kid), one thing is clear is that they managed to get their parents’ good looks. Especially Willow who, at only 17, is the spitting image of both her parents. However, when she steps out on the red carpet with Jada, it’s easy to think that Jada is the younger of the two considering her daughter’s extremely mature-looking features.
3 The Law of Genetics
Talk about looking like identical twins. Heck, even tabloid magazines and blogging sites are referring to actor Jude Law’s son Rafferty as “Jude 2.0” after the latter posted for the new Timberland campaign last May. At only 20-years old, the world is taking notice to Rafferty because he appears to be the spitting image of his 44-year old actor dad, down to the smoldering eyes and charismatic British wit. Rafferty is the son of both Law and ex-wife Sadie Frost and manages to stand out above his other 973,768 siblings (Law has A LOT of kids with different women) thanks to his skills in front of the camera. Though, modeling and acting aren't really in Rafferty’s future agenda despite this specific gig. He instead wants to focus on his music career.
2 The British Way
British actress Kate Beckinsale has one of those faces that could break an army of men and actually looks younger than she did when she first started acting (I remember being mesmerized by her face back when I saw her in a screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing). And now her 18-year old daughter Lily Beckinsale appears to want to follow in her mom’s famous footsteps. The two often like posing for photos wearing the same things on their Instagram feeds since the two are extremely close. Kate is also still extremely close with Lily’s father, her ex-husband actor Michael Sheen (you can see him too in Lily’s looks) which makes for a positive family dynamic. Though you have to admit – out of the two of them, Kate is the more youthful looking one.
1 Hollywood Royalty
She’s literally the most famous actress in the entire world and beloved by everyone for bestowing her remarkable acting skills upon us mere mortals. But some of you may not know that Meryl Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer is also an actress and broke onto the small screen last year with Amazon’s The Collection (all the Streep kids are in the business in one way or another), but the world is more familiar with Mamie due to her close resemblance to her mother thanks to her having Meryl’s mannerisms and expressions down to a tee. It’s easy to get the two confused even though there’s a pretty wide age gap. Doesn’t matter – they’re both pretty stellar and the world should be glad that we were graced with more of Meryl’s bloodline and hope the talent keeps up.