In honor of Father’s Day coming up, we’re celebrating a few of the best celebrity dads out there. Although we don’t know these proud dads personally, we have the privilege of watching them love up their kids and embrace fatherhood as the beautiful journey it can and should be.
Why We Honor the Best Celebrity Dads
Being a dad isn’t easy for anyone, but it can be especially difficult in a variety of ways for stars. We can’t imagine what it would be like to face typical parenting challenges — such as temper tantrums and big messes — combined with the added stressor of perpetually being in the limelight. Although we’re sure having a lot of money certainly helps these famous dads, it’s impossible for anyone to buy the ability to be a good father. It takes a whole lot of hard work, committment, and, of course, love. In short, the pressure’s on for these dads, especially since they have the whole world watching them every step of the way as they undertake the most important responsibility of their lives.
That said, celebrity dads such as Prince William and Tim McGraw have proven themselves to be more than worthy of the honor of being both an amazing father figure and a role model for other dads out there. From taking sweet formal photos with their families to showing signs of devotion while simply walking down the street, these fathers go above and beyond to let their kids know that they are loved. It’s worth keeping in mind that celebrity kids never asked to be famous — they were simply born into a famous family. Therefore, it’s paramount that celebrity parents are mindful about keeping their kids safe and protected from all the possible dangers that can come from fame. In some cases, this may mean making the sacrifice to be out of the public eye entirely for certain amounts of time. We’re so proud of the pops out there who put their families before their fame.
Scroll below to see a few of our favorite celebrity fathers with their beloved kids.
Prince William Kids
The beloved British royal has certainly taken after his late mother, Princess Diana, especially when it comes to parenting. It's clear that he completely adores his kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The royal family has long had a reputation for being stiff and strict in public, but Prince William continues to show that a little love and affection goes a long way. (Princess Diana would be so proud!)
Tim Mcgraw Kids
Tim McGraw's beloved children — Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey — are a rarely photographed bunch. But when the devoted dad does take pictures with his beloved daughters, he makes them count. He has even brought Maggie as his date for the American Music Awards — where she completely stole the show. When he's not showing his kids off, he's ever-protective of them, even bringing a sledgehammer to the door when dates come over. As dads do!
Dwayne Johnson Kids
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
He may play a tough guy while starring in movies, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson turns into a big pile of mush around his kids Jasmine, Tiana, and Simone. (Remember when he gently played with little Jasmine on an Instagram video and stole our hearts?) There's nothing we love more than seeing a powerful man like him show off his softer side around his children. If you ask us, that's true strength right there.
Keith Urban Kids
The country star certainly has his hands full with his energetic daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, but it's clear that he wouldn't have it any other way. He and wife Nicole Kidman have been quite candid about their open and honest parenting approach with their beloved kids. We're sure those little ones are learning a lot already.
Tom Hanks Kids
The legendary actor has starred in countless movies, but his most important role has to be Dad. The doting parent of Colin, Chet, Truman, and Elizabeth, Tom Hanks has gone above and beyond for his kids. From advising Colin as he made his stunning debut into the acting world to offering a helping hand to Chet when he was struggling with addiction, it's clear that the nicest guy in Hollywood is also one of the nicest fathers.
John Legend Kids
The singer's wife, Chrissy Teigen, understandably gets a lot of applause for her frank discussion about pregnancy through IVF and about parenting kids Luna and Miles. But we simply can't forget about the kids' awesome father! Just one look at his Instagram will show you how heavily involved he is in their lives, including storybook time, piggyback rides, and lots of hugs and kisses.
Hugh Jackman Kids
The proud parent of Oscar and Ava, Hugh Jackman has made no secret about having a soft spot for his lovable kids, whether he's in or out of the spotlight. The actor has even been quoted saying, "When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away." We can't think of a better way to sum up parenthood than that!