I saw these photos of Reese Witherspoon with her daughter Ava yesterday at the photo agency and almost blew right by them until something in the caption caught my eye – that she was seen arriving at son Deacon Phillippe’s concert. 



I must have missed the news or unconsciously avoided the news that Deacon is a musician now. So that’s what I spent a few minutes on this morning: researching Deacon Phillippe’s popstar ambitions. 

It’s been seven months since Nate Jones’s New York Magazine cover story on nepo babies went mega viral and spawned endless discourse. What a shame that Deacon’s album wasn’t out in time for that. 

A New Earth was released in April. And while you may have seen Deacon in Never Have I Ever, apparently his true creative focus is his music. If you are among the uninitiated, like I was half an hour ago, don’t worry, I got you. 


Please allow me to introduce to you “Kill My High”, by Deacon. 


And if that’s not enough, here’s another video for a song called “TALK”. 


Now I’m trying to picture his mom, Reese Witherspoon, in the audience last night singing along to these tracks. You think she’ll cameo in one of his videos one day?