Sure, Reese Witherspoon is best known for her roles in films and shows including Big Little Lies, Cruel Intentions, and Legally Blonde. But the actress is also often associated with her beautiful blond hair—we personally blame Elle Woods for that.
For pretty much ever, we’ve been convinced the 43-year-old actress’s natural color was blond, but apparently, I’m sorely mistaken. Witherspoon took to Instagram recently to share a childhood photo with her fans, revealing that her natural hair color is actually brown.
The photo was posted with the caption “Mom tip: Send your kid to school with a candy necklace so she can share it with all her new friends,” she wrote. In the throwback pic, Witherspoon’s hair is a light brown with just a hint of a natural blond highlight.
While her hair color is a surprise, we also can’t help but notice that this photo of Witherspoon looks just like her 19-year-old daughter Ava. And the comment section agrees. “Is this Ava or Reece???” says one fan while another says “I don’t know if this is you or your daughter.” Genetics are amazing, aren’t they?
Over the years, Witherspoon has tried a few different hair colors, ranging from deep brown, red hues to, of course, bright blond. Considering how great each color looks on Witherspoon, it’d be hard to figure out what her natural color is were it not for this childhood photo. She can pretty much wear anything. Still, we don’t see her ditching the blond anytime soon.
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