Flynn Basson, son of billionaire Arpad Busson and Australian supermodel Elle MacPherson, looks like his father in new photos.
Flynn, 24, took to Instagram to share photos of himself piloting the same speedboat that his financier father used to take him as a child.
“22 years difference… 2022, 2012, 2000,” he wrote, along with three photos of himself on board the boat.
The first two images show Flynn piloting a boat as an adult, while the third from 2000 is a throwback to him as a child sitting on his father’s lap at sea.
Elle and Arpad dated from 1996 until they broke up in 2005. But they remained friends and appeared together as Flynn graduated last year after studying finance and real estate at Boston University, and his mother shared family photos on Instagram.
“Where did the time go? You boys do yourself a favor and your father and I are in awe of the men you have become,” she wrote at the time.
Flynn, who is also a licensed pilot, is the eldest son of the former couple. They also have another son, Sai, aged 19.
According to Elle and Flynn, mother and son have a close relationship. In recent years, they have appeared together at various events, including the Christian Dior Haute Couture 2022/2023 fashion show in Paris, France.
The 58-year-old woman and her son were dressed in Dior. Busson’s girlfriend Anna de Ferrand was also present.
The star known as “The Body” posted several pictures from the picnic on her Instagram account. It is reported by FoxNews.
“My favorite date,” she boasted in one post.
“I enjoyed sharing these special moments with my sons,” she wrote in another, noting that her other son Aurelius Say Andrea Busson, 19, was missing a lot.
Despite living in the public eye, the model has previously stated that she is determined to give her children a more low-key life. It wasn’t until 2019 that McPherson appeared alongside her sons on the cover of Vogue Australia.
“We kept the kids out of the public eye,” she explained to the publication at the time. “It was a decision that their father and I made. We did not consider it necessary that they be recognized in public. Of course, the paparazzi can’t be stopped.”
McPherson told the publication that “for many years” many asked her to become a model along with her sons. But before that, she always said no.
“We had one case where a family photo was used on the cover of a magazine without our permission, and it was terrible at the time, but actually I’m 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 a wonderful company. Who wouldn’t want to take them around?”
In an interview with Vogue Australia in 2019, Flynn, who reportedly splits his time between London, New York and Miami, was rave about his mother: “I know everyone says that about their mom, but it’s really true. My mother has always been incredibly devoted to me and my brother.”
“I always knew that we were her number one priority.
“It’s reflected in everything from the way she chooses a job to the way she cooks dinner.”