These celebrity dads have some of the cutest bonds with their daughters that ever existed. From new dads experiencing fatherhood for the first time, and dads whose daughters are all grown up, even dads who have had a rough time and are just trying to be there for their daughters. There is something exciting and surprising about these celeb daddy-daughter stories.
It is very important for dads to be a part of their child's life. With celebrity dads, they are often extremely busy, working long hours, and don’t always have time to be with their children. These celebrity dads have made it a priority to take time and spend it with their kids. Specifically, these 15 celeb dads that have great bonds with their little girls.
A good daddy-daughter relationship is so vital. I know my own relationship with my dad growing up was and is so important to me. My dad was my hero and my best friend. To this day, he still helps me out and is a great grandpa to my kid.
These daddy- daughter stories will make you laugh and cry. They are some of the sweetest, funniest and most emotional stories I’ve ever read.
18 Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard is one of the cutest celebrity dads! His bond with his two daughters, Delta and Lincoln, is so sweet.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Dax said that his kids wake up too early. To keep them asleep for as long as possible, he put tin foil in his daughter’s bedroom window. He also put a rolled up towel in front of their door so that no light could come through and they would sleep longer. One night, it backfired on him and as he bent over to put the towel down, he hit his nose on his daughters' bookshelf and let out a few explicit words, while in pain. A few days later, his then 3-year-old daughter, Lincoln, started saying the F-word and they ignored it. Eventually, she stopped doing saying it.
It is so hard trying to figure out how to handle these kinds of situations but I think it’s a Win for these parents.
Obviously, when you have such a strong bond with your kids, they start to copy you. Dax and his girls clearly have a very cute and special bond.
17 Ashton Kutcher
Ashton and his daughter, Wyatt, are so cute together. She really is his mini-me. You can see, as he plays with her, that he truly enjoys being a dad and that the two of them truly love each other.
In an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ashton said that Wyatt has started swearing when he does. One day, he was yelling at their dog for urinating on the floor, and just like clockwork Wyatt followed her sweet dad's example and yelled “F****** Ricky”. It is cute things, like this, that makes his relationship with his daughter so beautiful. He knows he’s not a perfect dad and that is totally fine with him. He tries very hard to be the best person he can be for his little girl and that is absolutely beautiful.
16 Kevin Hart
Kevin and his tween daughter, Heaven, are too cute. Kevin, being a natural jokester, shows his love by telling jokes and funny stories. He shared one of his daughter’s stories in his 2009 stand up act, “I'm a Grown Little Man”. She was a toddler and she would argue with him over everything. In particular, this one time she argued with him over juice. He was getting frustrated with her tantrums and he knew that he couldn’t give in, but she was his baby and she wanted juice. It was a hilarious bit, but it also shows that he really does love his little girl.
In an interview with Vibe.com, Kevin talked about his daughter wanting to talk to his boss so that he could get off work. So, little Heaven sent her dad this text message:
Dad this is not a joke, [You] need your rest and if you. I’m sick as hell but this message from my daughter made my day, I love this little girl with all my heart.She said ‘let me talk to your boss’ Honey daddy is the Boss….I can’t wait to get old and have this little girl yell at me.”
15 Steven Tyler
This cute, funny, iconic daddy-daughter duo started off quite rocky. For the first 8 years of Liv’s life, she thought her father was another man. Her mother, Bebe Buell, had a fling with Steven but was with another man, Todd Rudgren, at the time of Liv’s birth. Todd raised her as his own, in her younger years, and is still a part of her life today. She had said that she has two dads and they are both wonderful.
In an interview with Wonderland magazine, in 2012, Liv had this to say of Steven being a new grandfather.
“[Steven] is not your typical grandfather. He's amazing at making weird noises with his mouth, animal noises, a lot of animal noises! He's very playful and funny and lovely, he's kind of like a magical wizard he has things in his hair and all sorts of jewelry and he's just very fun, not your typical grandfather.”
Liv and Steven Tyler are definitely daddy-daughter relationship goals! He has been a great dad to Liv, and now a great grandpa to her kids. These two have had so many beautiful moments together.
14 Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley and Billy Ray popped into our hearts when they played a father-daughter duo on Disney Channels' Hannah Montana, in 2006. Their characters were silly together and showed a very special bond between a dad and his daughter. After watching them act together, one would think ‘they have a perfect relationship’. I remember watching Hannah Montana as a young teen, and thinking their relationship was so much fun. I thought it was so cool that her dad on the show was her actual dad.
Their relationship did get a little rocky during Miley’s young adult years. Everyone at this stage in their life goes through a “rebellious phase,” it’s called growing up and trying to figure out who you are, and what you want out of life. Billy Ray didn’t like how much partying Miley was doing and that caused some major problems. They seem to have resolved all their issues and accept each other for who they are. On the last season of The Voice, Billy Ray was on with Miley as a guest coach. Seeing the pair work closely together again was really heartwarming. You can truly see their close daddy-daughter bond.
13 Phil Collins
I remember Phil Collins as the guy who composed every song for Disney’s 1999 Tarzan. I was just a little girl at the time, and I loved his happy demeanor and upbeat music. I would never have imagined that he had such a hard life.
Lily and Phil Collins, both, had a rough life. Phil has struggled with addiction and has been through three divorces. Lily has had a difficult time with his divorces and has come forward about her struggles with anorexia and bulimia. In her book Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. she writes an open letter forgiving her dad for everything that he has ever done or not done in her life. She says that she just wants to have a good relationship with him and move on.
I hope they are both able to move on from these troubled times and to forgive themselves and each other. They deserve to have a great father-daughter relationship.
12 The Late Heath Ledger
Sadly, Heath Ledger passed away from an accidental overdose, in 2008, at the young age of 28. Before his passing, he was a great dad. He and his wife, Michelle Williams, had a beautiful little girl together in 2005. His marriage ended in 2007 but he continued to co-parent and be a great dad to Matilda. Matilda was the light in his world.
Heath had this to say of his then 4-week old daughter, in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, “It’s exhausting, but it’s a pleasure waking up to your daughter. My duties in life are that I wake up, cook breakfast, clean the dishes, prepare lunch, clean those dishes, go to the market, get fresh produce, cook dinner, clean those dishes and then sleep if I can. And I love it. I actually adore it."
The love he had for his little girl warms my heart. In many of his pictures, he is seen pushing Matilda around New York, in a stroller or carrying her on his shoulders. He was obviously full of love for his little girl. It breaks my heart that he isn’t able to be here today and watch her grow.
I have this feeling that because Eminem is a rapper, he gets a bad reputation. I’m sure there are some people who think he is a bad dad, simply due to his music genre. However, in reality, he is actually a great dad. He even has custody of kids that aren’t biologically his. He has custody of his half-brother and his ex-wives kids from another relationship.
“I’m a father first, before anything… I’m a father before I’m a rapper. So, you know, my daughter comes first no matter what. If there’s important things going on in her life that I need to be there for, then I’ll drop what I’m doing.” Eminem said about Hailey, in an interview on Southpawer.com
If that doesn’t prove that he is a great dad, I don’t know what will. He puts his daughter first, even now as she is an adult. He still has a great bond with her. They are definitely one of the top celebrity daddy-daughter duos
10 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne has two daughters Simone and Jasmine. Recently, he announced there was another baby girl on the way. He is so cute with his girls. He is always talking about how great his daughters are.
While accepting his star on the Hollywood walk of fame, he had this to say of his 16-year-old daughter, Simone "We have such a high-quality relationship...she continues to teach me. I am incredibly proud of her. When Jasmine turned one-year-old, Dwayne posted a video on Instagram of him holding little Jasmine, while singing Happy Birthday. You can see the joy and love she has for her daddy.
Dwayne certainly has a beautiful bond with both his daughters. He is so loving, kind and funny. I’m sure he will have just as beautiful of a bond with his daughter-to-be, later on this year. These girls are lucky to have him as their daddy.
9 John Legend
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are huge on social media. They always share beautiful and fun photos their gorgeous family. You can clearly see how much they all love each other.
Chrissy is constantly talking about John and Luna. Chrissy posted this on Instagram wishing John a happy father’s day.
"It makes me so happy to see so much of you in her smile and eyes that completely glow when looking at you. She will never look at anyone – anyone – the way she looks at you."
These three are seriously relationship goals! I can not wait to see how Luna, John and Chrissy are with baby #2.
In an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan, John talks about teaching Luna words. They share a video of her learning to say cat. It is literally the cutest thing I have ever seen. He looks so proud of his daughter and everything that she accomplishes, even little things like saying the word cat. These two are so beautiful together and she looks like his mini-me. This daddy-daughter bond is way too cute!
8 Ryan Reynolds
Ryan is so cute with his daughters. He is very sarcastic and hilarious about his love for them. He often takes to Twitter and has so many funny and real things to say about fatherhood.
“My kids tried to surprise me for my birthday this morning. I totally heard them coming and snuck out to start a new life somewhere else.” Ryan said on Twitter Oct. 23, 2017.In an interview with David Letterman, Ryan had this to say about his newborn daughter and wife Blake Lively. “I used to say to [Blake], "I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you." I would say that to my wife. And the second I looked in that baby's eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.
”He later said “It’s amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time,
”If that statement doesn’t completely summarize parenthood, I don’t know what will.
7 Adam Levine
Adam Levine was always a sexy musician with a bad boy attitude. I never once saw him settling down and having a family. But, low and behold, that’s exactly what he did. He and Behati Prinsloo began started dating in 2012 and the couple married in 2014. As of February 2018, they have two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace. Adam is one of the cutest dads out there.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Adam had this to say of his daughter Dusty Rose “She’s unbelievable; I’m so in love with her it’s crazy.”
This dad is truly smitten with his little girls. Adam and his daughter Dusty Rose are amazingly cute together. They look so cuddly together and he looks so proud to be her dad, in every picture they take together. This daddy-daughter bond is way too cute for words.
6 William H Macy
William is a fantastic dad. He has two daughters, Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace. He must really like the name Grace. William became a father later in life. In an interview with Closer Weekly, he had this to say, “I’m glad I did it late in life. I had more patience, and I had money. I didn’t think I’d ever be a father, and boy, do I really like it!” This really shows his true love of being a dad. But, just because you absolutely adore your kids doesn’t mean there aren’t still rough times.
In a segment on TMZ, they show William with his daughter. They were asking him if he is going to take his wife to see 50 shades of gray. Instead of him answering, his daughter answers for him “No, they’re too classy for that.” Immediately, William stepped in front of her, protectively, and signals for them to stop the interview.
This is a great dad! You could tell that all he wanted was to protect his daughter. Seeing him like this showed the love he has for his daughter. Even though you could tell he was irritated with being harassed by the paparazzi, he stayed cool and let them know it wasn’t cool coming up to him with his daughter right there.
William is one the funniest actors I know. While he may do an excellent job portraying a horrible dad as Frank Gallagher, on Shameless. In reality, he is a fantastic dad! He is very close to all his children and has a great daddy-daughter bond with both girls.
5 Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is one of the cutest celeb dads ever! He is such a big guy, that when he holds his little babies, they look even smaller. He has two sons and one daughter, India Rose, and they have such a beautiful relationship.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, he explains a very interesting parenting moment."She came to me the other day and she was like, 'You know, papa, I want one of those things that Sasha and Tristan have.' I'm like, 'What do you mean?' She was like, 'You know, the things in between the legs that you have.' I was like 'Oh, um...Well, you see, girls… My brain's like, 'How do we handle this?' I was like, 'Girls have breasts.' 'I don't want breasts!' I was like, 'OK. Um...' She goes, 'I really want one.' I was like, 'A penis?' She was like, 'I want a penis!'…I was like, 'Oh, OK. Um...'… I was like, 'You know what? You can be whatever you want to be.' And she goes, 'Thanks, dad!' Runs off to the playground and that was it…I'll have to pick that conversation up in a few years time.
"This shows how great of a dad he is, even as his daughter is just four years old and is more than likely just envious of her little brothers. He takes the time to tell her that, no matter what, she can be what she wants to be. He shows her love and kindness, you can see how beautiful their daddy-daughter bond truly is.
4 Will Smith
Will Smith certainly is one of the biggest celebrity dads out there. His parenting style has been criticized, but he continues to defend it. It Seems to have worked well though, as his kids have all grown up to be good, decent people. His daughter, Willow, is his youngest and they share a very special bond.
In 2012, Willow shaved her head and both her and her parents were heavily criticized for allowing her to do that.
Will had this to say to Parade magazine about the event, "When you have a little girl, it's like how can you teach her that you're in control of her body? She can't cut my hair but that's her hair, She has got to have command of her body."
This is great. Letting your daughter have control of her own body is so amazing. Most parents dictate every little thing their daughters do. Being in the spotlight certainly makes parenting harder. Every parent has no idea what they are doing, but celebs get shamed for it.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Will shared that in their family, they have an honesty policy, where their kids can come to them and tell them anything. They call it ‘A Circle of Safety’. Will has said that Willow shares a little too much sometimes, and he feels like it’s something that should be private between just her and her mom, Jada.
3 Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is one of those celebs that everyone knows and loves. He is a great comedian and actor. He is not only very successful in his career, but he is a great dad. He has two daughters named Frances Cole and Winnie Rose.
Jimmy wrote a children’s book called “DADA”. He wrote it to try and get his daughter to say Dada before Mama. It didn’t work. His daughter Winnie ended up saying mama first. It is hilarious that he even wrote the book. It really shows how funny of a dad he is.
On The Tonight Show, Jimmy shares a video of his, then, 10-month-old daughter Frances (Franny). In the video, they are trying to get her to say yes, she keeps shaking her head no. It is so cute, and then they try and get her to say dada. She is being super cute and sassy, she blows a raspberry instead. Jimmy thinks it’s hilarious and you can see how proud he is of her, and how much he loves her. Jimmy seems so happy to be a dad to two beautiful little girls. They all have a very cute bond.
Jay-Z is a great dad. He has 2 beautiful daughters Blue Ivy and Rumi, and 1 son, Sir. Ever since he became a dad, in every interview or album he puts out, he is talking about his kids and how important they are to him.
In an interview with Spike TV, he talks about his relationship with Blue Ivy. He says talks very maturely with her, he doesn’t baby talk or talks down to her. He says that she is very mature and intelligent. You can see the love radiating from him like a light. He is filled with love for his daughters.
Jay-z did a commercial for Samsung. In it, Jay-Z gets very emotional talking about Blue Ivy. He says that he was never taught how to be a dad, and he wants so badly to be a good dad. It is absolutely heartwarming and beautiful. You always see pictures of him and Blue Ivy out running errands, and you can absolutely see the love her has for her just from those pictures. He has such a special and unique bond with both his daughters.
1 Tyrese Gibson
This really is a very sad daddy-daughter bond. Tyrese has been in a custody battle over his daughter, Shayla. He posted a very emotional video to Instagram saying how much he loved and missed, her and how much he wanted her back. It was very sad to see this dad breaking down over the possibility of losing his daughter. Even through his emotional tears, you could still see the unconditional love he has for his daughter.
Luckily, last November, he was awarded a 50-50 shared custody agreement. “It’s amazing man,” Tyrese said to TMZ after gaining custody of Shayla. His demeanor was so different than it had been in his emotional Instagram video. He looked happier and you could see him trying to protect his daughter, as he had a quick interview with TMZ. He got his daughter somewhere safe, then came back outside to talk with them.
This dad loves his little girl. I feel so bad that he had to go through all the legal battles and had to fight for his daughter. He did it though, and he gave everything he had to get her back. They will forever have a beautiful daddy-daughter bond because of this. Shayla will always know that her dad will be there for her. He fought hard to keep her in his life, he would never give up on her.
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