Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s 18-year-old son, Deacon Phillippe, has officially graduated high school and, wow, does he have supportive parents. Reese and Ryan both shared exciting Instagram posts in the past few days to celebrate their son’s big achievement.
The first family member to post about the event on Instagram was Ryan on June 8 with a slideshow. The first photo in the carousel showed Deacon wearing an orange cap and gown, as well as a pair of black sunglasses, as he stood between his parents. In the photo, he showed off his diploma to the camera with a slight smile. Reese wore a blue polka dot dress for the event, while Ryan donned a black cap and gown.
As Ryan explained in the caption, Deacon was homeschooled, which meant his father and a few others stepped in to create a poolside graduation ceremony. “I played principal,” Ryan wrote, which explained why he too wore a cap and gown.
Ryan also shared a video of the low-key graduation ceremony. The signature graduation song “Pomp and Circumstance” played in the background of the video as Deacon shook hands with Ryan and two others before collecting his diploma. “Yeah!” Deacon said before tossing his cap into the pool, where Reese followed to retrieve it.