Flynn Busson, the son of billionaire Arpad Busson and Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, appears to be the spitting image of his father in new photos.
Flynn, 24, shared pictures on Instagram of himself steering the same speedboat that his financier father drove him around in as a toddler.
“22 years apart… 2022, 2012, 2000,” he posted alongside three photos of himself aboard the boat.
The first two images show Flynn driving the boat as an adult, the third from 2000, is a throwback to him as a child, sitting on his fathers lap at sea.
Elle and dated Arpad from 1996 until they spilt in 2005. But they remained friends and appeared together when Flynn graduated after studying finance and real estate at Boston University last year, with his mother sharing family photos to Instagram.
“Where did the time go? You boys are a credit to yourselves, and your dad and I are so in awe of the men you have become,” she wrote at the time.
Flynn, who is also a licensed pilot, is the former couple’s oldest son. They also share another son, Cy, 19
According to both Elle and Flynn, the mother and son share a close relationship. In recent years, they’ve appeared at various events together, including the Christian Dior Haute Couture 2022/2023 fashion show in Paris, France.
The 58-year-old and her son wore complimentary Dior designs. Busson’s girlfriend Anna de Ferran was also in attendance.
The star, who is famously known as “The Body,” posted several snapshots of the outing on her Instagram account, Fox News reported.
“My favorite date,” she boasted in one post.
“Loved sharing these special moments with my sons,” she wrote in another, noting that her other son Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson, 19, was greatly missed.
Despite living in the public eye, the model previously revealed she had been determined to give her children a more low-key life. It wasn’t until 2019 that Macpherson appeared alongside her sons on the cover of Vogue Australia.
“We kept the children out of the public eye,” she explained to the outlet at the time. “It was a decision that their dad and I made. We didn’t think it was necessary for them to be recognised in public. Of course, you can’t stop paparazzi.”
Macpherson told the outlet that “for years” many asked her to model with her sons. But up until then, she had always said no.
“We had one experience where a family shot was used on the cover of a magazine without our permission, and at the time it was terrible, but actually I am strangely grateful now because it’s so beautiful,” she said.
“Now, with Instagram, the boys are public, and they make their own choices,” she continued. “[And] they are amazing company. Who wouldn’t love taking them places?”
In an interview with Vogue Australia in 2019, Flynn – who reportedly divides his time between London, New York and Miami – spoke glowingly of his mother: “I know everyone says that about their mum, but it really is true. My mother has always been so incredibly devoted to me and my brother.”
“I always knew we were her number-one priority.
“It has shone through everything from the way she chooses her jobs to the way she cooks dinner.”