Flynn Busson, the son of billionaire Arpad Busson and Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, looks like his father in new photos.
Flynn, 24, shared photos on Instagram of himself driving the same speedboat his father, a moneylender, drove him around 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 steering the boat as an adult, the third from 2000 is a return to him as a child, sitting on his father’s lap at sea.
Elle and Arpad were in a relationship from 1996 until they broke up in 2005. But they remained friends and appeared together when Flynn graduated last year after studying finance and real estate at Boston University, with his mother sharing family photos on Instagram.
“Where has the time gone? You boys are an asset to yourselves, and your father 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 a son, Cy, 19
According to both Elle and Flynn, the mother and son have a close relationship. In recent years, they have appeared together at several events, including the Christian Dior Haute Couture 2022/2023 fashion show in Paris, France.
The 58-year-old and her son wore Dior designs for free. Busson’s friend Anna de Ferran was also present.
The star, known as “The Body,” posted several snapshots of the outing on her Instagram account, Fox News reported.
“My favorite date,” she boasted in a post.
“I 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 that she is determined to give her children a quieter life. It wasn’t until 2019 that Macpherson appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia along with her sons.
“We kept the kids out of the public eye,” she explained to the outlet at the time. “It was a decision their father and I made. We did not think it necessary for them to be recognized 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 until then she had always said no.
“We had an experience where a family photo was used on the cover of a magazine without our permission, and that was terrible at the time, but actually I’m strangely grateful now because it’s so beautiful,” she said.
“Now, with Instagram, the guys are public and making their own choices,” she continued. “[And] they are a great company. Who wouldn’t love to go places with them?”
In a 2019 interview with Vogue Australia, Flynn – who reportedly splits his time between London, New York and Miami – spoke beamingly about his mother: “I know everyone says that about their mother, but it’s true. My mother is always been so incredibly devoted to me and my brother.”
“I always knew we were her number one priority.
“It shines through everything from the way she chooses her jobs to the way she cooks dinner.”