·Lifestyle Writer, Yahoo Life UK
Wed, 17 August 2022 at 11:47 am
Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie, 22, is the exact likeness of his film director dad Guy Ritchie, as shown in a new photo.
The singer-songwriter superstar, who turned 64 on 16 August, is celebrating the occasion on holiday in Sicily in Italy with several of her children.
But before her big day, she shared a series of images with her eldest son to honour his birthday as a fellow Leo, which fell on 11 August.
The snaps feature the mother and son enjoying a candlelight al-fresco dinner, embracing one another with musicians playing in the background, and a very unique cake spotted on the table.
“From one Leo to another!! Happy birthday Rocco,” she wrote.
But what has stolen Madonna’s fan’s attention the most is just how much he looks like his other parent, who she split with in 2008 after almost eight years of marriage.
“Blimey absolute image of his father,” commented one, while another said, “Good grief, I thought it was Guy Ritchie”.
Others echoed this with “Looks so much like his father!! Congrats to you 2!!,” and “Just as cute as his dad”.
Rocco, who was recently revealed to be the painter known as Rhed, appears to have the exact same brown eyes, face shape and stubbled jawline as his father.
Madonna can be seen in a floral-patterned cream silk dress, while her son is wearing an unbuttoned blue shirt, his sleeves rolled up.
Many of her 18.4 million followers also flooded the comments to wish them both well.
“Happy Birthday to the Leo’s”, ‘Happy birthday queen & Rocco”, ‘Welcome to our beautiful Italy”, they wrote, while others commented on how “handsome” Rocco is and how “beautiful” Madonna looks.
One eagle-eyed fan brought up the cake, pictured with Madonna and Rocco, and her other children, twins Stelle and Estere Ciccone, both nine, gathered around it.
“Why is no one commenting about the cake?! It’s an ultra realist briefcase! Impressive,” they wrote.
Rocco can be seen cutting the life-size brown leather-looking briefcase cake, with the letters ‘RO’ on it.
Madonna’s children also include David Banda and Mercy James, both 16, and her eldest Lourdes Leon, 25.
While Rocco has a particular alikeness to his father, this is far form the first time a celebrity has been seen as their child’s doppelgänger.
Here’s a look at some of the most uncanny resemblances among stars and their children.
Liz Hurley and Damian Hurley
Liz Hurley, 57, has just the old child, and he’s the spitting image of her. Taking after his mum, 20-year-old Damian Hurley is also emerging as a successful actor and model.
Born into a circle of A-listers, his godfathers include none other than Hugh Grant, Elton John and the late Heath Ledger. Liz and Damian are extremely close themselves, often combining their talents (and genetics) to do shoots together.
Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks
Tom Hanks, 66, is instantly recognisable (for his facial expressions alone). And while he has four children, including Elizabeth Ann Hanks, 40, Chet Hanks, 31, and Truman Hanks, his traits are mirrored most in his eldest Colin Hanks, 44.
Taking after his father on the big screen, starring in films like King Kong and Orange County, he even played the fictional son of his real life dad in The Great Buck Howard.
Colin is from his dad’s first wife, Samantha Lewes.
Reese Witherspoon and Ava Elizabeth Phillippe
Fans on social media are constantly saying Reese Witherspoon, 46, and her eldest child from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, 22, look like sisters. And they’re not wrong. Reese looks years younger than her years and both sport the same blonde locks, eye colour and face shape and are often
John Legend, 43, shares Luna Simone Stephens, six, and Miles Theodore Stephens, four, with his wife Chrissy Teigen.
And with the stars regularly posting updates about their family life, whenever a snap of the father and son appear, fans are quick to call out how the pair are the spitting image of each other.
Julianne Moore and Liv Freundlich
Julianne Moore’s youngest from her husband Bart Freundlich, Liv Freundlich, 20, like many other celebs and their children, has also been inspired by her mother’s acting career.
“She’s spectacularly poised,” Moore told Harper’s Bazaar about her daughter. “I’ve been bragging about Liv since the day she was born, and I’m so impressed by how well she navigates the world and how mature she is.”
“What I admire most about my mum is how driven she is,” Freundlich said in return.
Amanda Holden and Alexa Hughes (Lexi)
Amanda Holden’s eldest Alexa Hughes, also known as Lexi, 16, is known by everyone as her complete doppelgänger.
Holden shared a recent snap of the pair enjoying a holiday in Greece together, captioned “Me and my baby…”. Of course fans instantly commented, “Stunning! Like mother like daughter”, “She’s your double”, and “your mini you”.
Holden shares Lexi with her husband Chris Hughes, as well as their youngest daughter, Hollie Rose Hughes, 10.
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
This mother and daughter duo needs no introduction. Kaia Gerber, 20, inherited her mother’s model looks from Cindy Crawford, 56, and even followed in her footsteps to become a catwalk sensation herself.
Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber also share Presley Gerber, 23.
Jude Law and Raff Law
Prior to Jude Law, 49, growing out his beard in recent years, he and son Raff Law, 25, looked incredibly similar.
Raff, who Law shares with ex Sadie Frost, is an actor and producer while his younger sister, Iris, is a model. He also has a brother, Rude Law, as well as a half brother and sisters.
Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz
You can tell this mother and daughter are related by their infamous cheekbones alone.
Zoë Kravitz is the only daughter of former couple Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. Other than being Bonet’s daughter, Kravitz is best known for her many roles on the big screen, including starring in Catwoman.
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson
While they’re both Hollywood favourites in their own right, not everyone knows Goldie Hawn, 76, and Kate Hudson, 43, are mother and daughter.
But they’re even better when together, embracing the playful side of their relationship, shown in a recent video of them summer shoe shopping for Stuart Weitzman.
And in a more heartfelt post on mother’s day, Hawn wrote, “Generations of mothers model the way we care for ourselves. My mother did and I did for my beautiful daughter. My mother lives somewhere inside of her as well.” Her mother, Laura Hawn, was also an actor.
David Beckham and Cruz Beckham
While David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son’s Brooklyn might be the most well-known, their youngest son Cruz, 17, most resembles his dad.
With David dressed in a simple black blazer and white vest, and Cruz in a green blazer and white vest with a pearl necklace and gold chains (taking a little more inspiration from his dad’s 90s and 00s style), their appearance at Paris Fashion Week got fans talking about just how alike they are.
Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer
Meryl Streep, 73, shares a number of distinct features with her daughter Mamie Gumer, 38, also an actor.
They look even more similar when wearing their black-rimmed glasses.
Rumer Willis and Demi Moore
The eldest of 59-year-old Demi Moore’s three girls, who she shares with ex Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, is the spitting image of her mother.
Rumer, 33, started her acting acting career as a child in the films Striptease and Now and Then, alongside her famous mother.
Despite her parents’ divorce, Rumer told PEOPLE magazine, “I’m incredibly grateful that both of my parents have made such an effort my entire life that I never felt like I had to choose between them.”
Kanye West and Saint West
As little Saint West, now six, grows older and older, more fans are starting to see the resemblance between father and son.
Kanye West shares Saint, as well as North West, nine, Chicago West, four, and Psalm West, three, with ex Kim Kardashian.
Last year Kardashian retweeted a fan saying that Saint and Kanye look like twins, writing, “Really? People say this all the time! Why do I think he’s my twin???”
But fans stuck to their guns, responding, “Saint is such a mini Kanye, imo”, “girl no he looks like Kanye”, and “saint is baby ye forreal”, with them saying Chicago looks more similar to Kardashian.
Uma Thurman and Maya Hawke
Another star to continue their parent’s legacy is Maya Hawke, 24, an actor, model and singer-songwriter, who strongly resembles a young Uma Thurman, 52.
She recently spoke on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in support of her mum’s decision to have an abortion (before she was born), referencing an essay she had shared about it, speaking about how it had impacted her life for the better.
You may recognise Hawke from her role in seasons three and four of Netflix hit Stranger Things.
Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow
Both award-winning actors, Blythe Danner, 79, and her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, are another very similar-looking duo.
So much so that Paltrow once even shared an old photo of her mum from an episode of Columbo, with the caption, “Okay. This is weird. #isthatmeormymom”.
Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter
Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s eldest, Blue Ivy Carter, 10, has long been called her father’s lookalike by fans. However, in a more recent snap of the pair together at the NBA Finals game in the US, they were stunned by how much she resembled her mother instead.
While the resemblance to Jay-Z is still clear, it seems Blue Ivy is growing up to be a perfect split of both her mega-star parents. She’s also big sister to twins Rumi Carter and Sir Carter, five.