He’s making his parents proud! (Pictures: Reese Witherspoon / Ryan Phillippe Instagram)
Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series is returning for its penultimate season, and fans can’t wait to see Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) and Paxton Hall-Yoshida’s (Darren Barnet) relationship heat up.
Along with newcomer Anriduh Pisharody, Deacon is also joining the Never Have I Ever cast, and his dad is gushing with pride as he follows in his parents’ footsteps.
Ryan gushed: ‘I am so proud.’
But the 18-year-old is actually more focused on his music than acting, and in 2020, Deacon released his debut single, Long Run, a duet with pop star Nina Nesbitt.
His dad shared that Deacon is attending music college, adding to Entertainment Tonight: ‘That’s his primary focus. The acting thing he likes to do, and he will do according to what his appetite for it is, but his focus is primarily music.’
He continued: ‘The music, he’s actually dropping a mixtape this Friday on SoundCloud. It’s incredible.
‘I’m so excited for people to hear. It’s really good stuff. I’m super proud.’
The pair were married between 1999 and 2007 (Picture: Oscars Youtube)
They also share 22-year-old Ava (Picture: Getty)
Ryan and Reese also share 22-year-old Ava, while Reese and husband Jim Toth now also have seven-year-old daughter Tennessee, and Ryan shares 11-year-old Kai with Alexis Knapp.
Deacon is set to guest star as Parker, a debate student whose team is competing against Devi’s.
Deacon is making his acting debut as guest star Parker (Picture: Lara Solanki/Netflix)
Ryan and Reese reunited for Deacon’s 18th birthday party last year, sharing touching Instagram tributes to mark his special day.
Ryan, who was married to Reese between 1999 and 2007, penned: ‘Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son.
‘You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you. We are lucky to be your mom and dad. Love you, pup..(I’d say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon).’
Meanwhile, the Legally Blonde actress shared a series of pictures of Deacon over the years, penning: ‘How did this happen?!! @deaconphillippe is 18?!
‘One day he was trading Pokémon cards, singing Bruno Mars songs, and playing American Ninja Warrior in the backyard.
‘The next day, he is taller than me, cooking the family steaks on the grill and making his own music with his best friends.
‘My heart is bursting with pride about the young man he is becoming. Happy 18th Birthday Deacon! I love you to the moon around the sun and all the stars.’
Never Have I Ever season 3 is coming to Netflix on August 12.
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