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Drew Barrymore Shares Rare Photo Of Her Oldest Daughter And The Little Girl Looks Just Like Mom

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a writer, native New Yorker, TV enthusiast, and dog mom to Hobbes.

In honor of Thanksgiving weekend, Drew Barrymore took a moment to get a little sentimental about the best parts of her life: her two young daughters.

The 42-year-old actress shared two Instagram photos of her daughters on Sunday, alongside heartfelt captions about how much she loves each of them.

While fans are loving the doting mom of two’s sweet words about her little girls, many can’t help but notice just how alike Drew and her oldest daughter, Olive, look now.

The Santa Clarita Diet star doesn’t often post photos showing her kids’ faces on social media, so her followers were surprised to see how much little Olive is growing up to look like her famous mom.

Maybe she’ll grow up to be her mom’s twin, just like Reese Witherspoon and her teenage daughter!

Scroll through to read Drew’s loving tributes to her little girls and to see the resemblance between the actress and her lookalike little girl!

Thumbnail Photo: Instagram / Drew Barrymore

In a series of back-to-back emotional posts on Instagram, Drew wrote about how much she adores the two loves of her life.

Drew shares her two daughters — Olive (born in 2012) and Frankie (born in 2014) — with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman.

Drew and Will divorced in 2016, though the two still share a friendly and amicable co-parenting relationship.

On November 26, 2017, the Charlie’s Angels star dedicated the first post to her firstborn, Olive.

Alongside a sweet photo of herself and Olive in a cute mommy-daughter moment, Drew wrote:

The love of my life. Olive. Sunday. Thanksgiving weekend. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. This is a very special time. And may it bring out the best in all of us. And all the spirit of family and loved ones.

I never knew I could love so much. I never knew I would be so lucky one day to be a mom.

Thank you to all our many blessings for our family. And we wish them right back to yours.

Later that same day, Drew also shared another photo of herself with her daughter Frankie.

In the picture, taken on a carousel, Drew and Frankie have their backs to the camera and are holding hands.

In honor of Frankie, Drew wrote:

The other love of my life. Frankie. Side by side, holding hands. Best moments. I wish I could freeze them in time. To the old sounds of the carousel. Going round and round.

These holidays can make me so nostalgic and just a big pile of mush!

While many moms commented about how much they relate to the sentiment of turning into “a big pile of mush” during the holiday season, the majority of Drew’s followers were focused on noting how much Olive is growing up to look like her actress mom!

“Look at little Drew 2.0!!! Presh!!” one commenter wrote. “Looks like you are holding Gertie,” another remarked, referencing Drew’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial character.

It’s particularly notable when you consider that Drew was just a little bit older than Olive when she got her start in Hollywood. Here’s how Drew looked back in 1982, when she starred as Gertie.

At the time of filming, Drew was just 6 years old — just a year older than Olive is now.

While this isn’t the first time that Drew has shared a picture of either Olive or Frankie, it’s rare to see a recent photo that clearly shows either of the little girl’s faces.

Drew shared a clear shot of Olive back in May 2017, in honor of Mother’s Day. She explained that the photo was taken for her company, Flower Beauty, several years ago and had been framed for her ex-mother-in-law.

While Olive certainly looked like Drew in the older photo above, it’s nothing compared with how similar the two look now!

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