The internet can get pretty exciting when a celebrity has a baby. Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Kylie Jenner, Beyonce, and Jessica Alba are just a few. To be fair, there's just as much excitement when a celeb announces her pregnancy. Snooki has announced that she's expecting. So has Carrie Underwood. These women all get their moment on Mother's Day, but Father's Day exists, too.
Something about Hollywood's most famous men projects a bit of a macho image. Whether it's Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Daniel Craig as 007 James Bond, or the likes of Brad Pitt or The Rock, it seems to be manliness all-round. At the same time, most women will agree that there's nothing more endearing than a man who is great with kids.
Celeb dads are just like real dads (just famous). They burst into tears in the delivery room. They miss the family when they're not home. While some seem to spend their lives with their kids, others are time-strapped. Either way, the moments that these dads get to spend as family time are beyond precious. The pictures are even more adorable.
A huge amount of male celebs are daddies. Will Smith is a proud father. So are Tom Cruise, Chris Pratt, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Statham, and Kanye West. This one is for the daddies. Adorable, cute, and 100% melting our hearts, here are 20 pics of celeb dads with their kids. (Tissues optional.)
20 CHRIS HEMSWORTH: THE DADDY BEHIND THE MIGHTY THOR
Chris Hemsworth is a face that we're used to seeing in full armor (complete with those bulging biceps and long, flowing locks). Thor might be the most macho character in movie history, but the man behind him is the biggest softie ever. Chris is now a dad to three kids.
Together with his wife of 8 years, Elsa Pataky, Chris is a dad to India and twins, Tristan and Sasha. "She's like a little angel on my shoulder constantly feeding me knowledge and inspiration," Chris said about his eldest daughter, India. Melting our hearts with India, here is Chris, the dad.
19 THE ROCK: THE GREATEST THING HE'LL EVER LIFT
Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock is a man who sets 03.50 a.m. workout alarms. He clangs around 45,000 lbs of home gym equipment to maintain his physique, but holding his kids blows the free weights out the water.
Dwayne described the 2018 birth of his 3rd daughter as "coming like a force of nature." Here he is with his middle child, Jasmine.
"She can be anything she wants," Dwayne posted as a Women's Equality Day message to Jasmine. "She can sit at any table. She can trailblaze any path, while humbly recognizing those before her who paved the way." All kinds of goals.
18 CHRIS PRATT: BECAUSE WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE
Chris Pratt is the superhero star we never saw coming. This former Parks and Recreation actor is now an Avenger, but he's also a dedicated daddy. Guarding galaxies is Chris' job on-screen. Guarding his kids is his real-life job. His son, Jack is now being raised by a couple who divorced, but both Chris and Anna Faris have a ton of love for their son.
"Now when it comes to choosing projects, he is most definitely always in the back of my mind," Chris said about his son. This awesome pic says it all. Kids. They're adorable. They're unpredictable. Sometimes, you just don't know what to think.
17 TRAVIS SCOTT: "WE ABOUT TO BE WALKING SOON, OG 3'S I SEE U MAMA"
The 2018 arrival of baby Stormi Webster actually made Instagram history– Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's baby announcement received over 16 million likes. Stormi isn't far off her first birthday. While her daddy is a busy rapper on tour, it's pics like these that show how Travis always makes time for his shining star.
Kylie Jenner recently revealed that Stormi has her own room at every venue that Travis performs in.
"We about to be walking soon OG3's I see u mama" was the caption to this adorable pic of Travis and Stormi as they celebrated her 8 months.
16 BRAD PITT: "HAVING KIDS IS THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY THING I'VE TAKEN ON"
Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood's biggest legends. The Fight Club actor has been an A-Lister for decades now, although Brad is now as famous for fatherhood as he is for acing his roles. While Brad and Angelina Jolie called it quits in 2017, they continue to co-parent their 3 biological children, alongside Angie's 3 adopted kids (whom Brad took on fatherhood for).
"Fatherhood is the best thing I ever did," Brad has said. "You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I have ever taken on."
15 JAMES VAN DER BEEK: "95% GRATEFUL...5% WISHING FOR JUST A LITTLE MORE SLEEP"
James Van Der Beek is a 90s face that has stayed front-page news, despite Dawson's Creek being long over. This daddy pro was holding his 2018-born daughter, Gwendolyn here, although this little munchkin isn't James' first. James is now a father of five.
"95 grateful...5% wishing for juuuuust a little more sleep," was the caption to this pic. With five kids, James definitely has his hands full. "Someday, I'll be able to make pancakes without anybody strapped to me in a bjorn, without anybody standing on my feet, fighting over their turn to help stir," he joked. This pic totally made us melt.
14 CHANNING TATUM: "NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING A DAUGHTER"
With his divorce from Jenna Dewan making global headlines, Channing Tatum is an actor whose relationships have caused as much of a stir as his Magic Mike roles. It's a pity, really. All that relationship drama has made some people forget that Channing is a dad. Here he is with his little girl, Everly.
"The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? I check to see if my daughter is still sleeping."
Channing has also said that "nothing is more important than protecting a daughter." He even admitted to thinking of his kids first when being offered movie roles. "Is this worth taking time away from them?" he asks himself.
13 KANYE WEST: "AFTER HAVING NORTH, I WOULD HAVE A MILLION"
Kanye West can get a bit of a hard time. "Ye" can make global headlines from just one of his controversial tweets or statements. While this rapper might not appear easy-going, he is often judged too quickly. Kanye West has been married to Kim Kardashian since 2012. North, Saint, and Chicago are their three kids.
"When I look in North's eyes, I'm happy about every mistake I've ever made," Kanye said. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Kanye added that he "wants about six kids" (although Kim has since revealed that Kanye wants seven). "After having North, I would have a million," Kanye said. Here they are in a #Adorable moment.
12 SCOTT DISICK: "YOU LEARN AS YOU GO, KIDS DON'T COME WITH A RULEBOOK"
Scott Disick is one of the busiest dads in Hollywood. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott are parents to Mason, Penelope, and Reign (whose lives we see on Keeping Up With The Kardashians). For Scott, fatherhood has been a learning curve, and he's happy to admit it.
"You learn as you go. There's no real advice you can give anybody, and if anybody says there is, they're lying," Scott said. Things are pretty lax with Scott, who has said that kids "don't come with a rulebook." When Us Weekly asked Scott about how he enjoys his time off, he said: "The only fun is really with my kids."
11 VINCE VAUGHN: "IT'S JUST A GREAT FEELING"
Enough to make you completely melt, right? Here is Vince Vaughn with his third child, a little boy named Vernon Lindsay. "I feel so grateful," Vince said after the birth. "I gotta tell you. Just the minute they come out, so beautiful and just so sweet– I was just so glad that everyone was healthy."
The Wedding Crashers actor is a dad to this cutie, plus an older child named Lochlyn. Saying that fatherhood is "just such a great feeling," Vince added that being a dad had given him "a different purpose." Here he is enjoying those precious early moments.
10 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: "IT IS MY HONOR TO BE YOUR DADDY"
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are a lot of goals– #CouplesGoals, #ActingGoals, and, of course, #ParentGoals. Just take a look at either Justin or Jessica's Instagram accounts. Their adorable little boy, Silas is all over their social media (and with good reason).
"It changes everything. You literally just wake up... look in the mirror and go: I have no idea what I'm doing." Justin is doing just fine.
Justin and Jessica have thrown us Toy Story and LEGO family Halloween costumes. Justin is never far from his little man. Here he is with an infant Silas. Yup, we're completely melting with these two.
9 TOM CRUISE: "I REMEMBER THAT FIRST NIGHT, JUST STARING AT HER"
Tom Cruise is used to a challenge. The Mission Impossible actor pulls most of his own stunts, but once again, it's the case of the tough guy being a big softie inside. Tom is a parent to Suri with Katie Holmes, plus he's a dad to two other children named Isabella and Connor.
"I remember, that first night, just staring at [her]. I was checking her every second," Tom said about his eldest daughter. As to Suri, Tom has said that she has "made him a better person." Reflecting on what he tries to do for Suri, Tom concluded that "she makes me get better and better."
8 WILL SMITH: "I JUST TRY TO TEACH THEM EVERYTHING I KNOW AND LOVE THEM"
Will Smith makes a lot of parenting headlines. His unconventional philosophies channel a lot of free-spirited mentalities– gender barriers don't exist in terms of wardrobes for his kids. "We don't do punishment" is another household philosophy that Will prefers.
Alongside a child from a previous marriage, Will is raising two famous teens, Willow and Jaden Smith. Here he is in an adorable dad and daughter moment with Willow. Saying that fatherhood has an "experimental" side, Will has said that he just tries "to teach them everything that I know and love them as hard as I can love them." So much love in this pic.
7 HUGH JACKMAN: THE DADDY BEHIND THE WOLVERINE
The minute you see Hugh Jackman's name, you're picturing the iconic Wolverine character that he portrays. Fierce and fighting might be Hugh's on-screen vibe, but it's playgrounds and kiddie time off-screen for this daddy.
"Fatherhood is the most challenging role I've had." This, coming from the man who is The Wolverine.
Hugh is a daddy to Oscar and Ava. "My daughter makes me tell a made-up story every night," Hugh told The Daily Telegraph. "Either my reading skills are really bad or she just prefers mine," he joked. Rippling muscles it might be for the fans, but this little girl gets all the love in the world.
6 TYRESE GIBSON: LOVE THAT'S FAST (BUT NOT FURIOUS)
Tyrese Gibson has many strings to his bow. This R&B star doubles up as an actor, and his Fast & Furious appearances have made him an international superstar. Turns out though, Tyrese's biggest superstar is his daughter, Shayla. The things that Tyrese has said about being a father? They're just beautiful.
"I have created this thing with my daughter where I say: Don't ever give away your power," Tyrese has said. Tyrese loves reading with his daughter. He has even spoken about how "making them feel comfortable when they're making mistakes" is more important to him than "coming down on them." Here's a beautiful dad and daughter moment from these two.
5 JAY-Z: "FATHERHOOD CHANGED ME"
You can't get much more famous than Jay-Z. Together with Beyonce, this guy forms Hollywood's biggest R&B power couple (although their three kids are now just as famous). Bey and Jay are parents to Blue Ivy, plus their 2017-born twins, Rumi and Sir.
When QT interviewed Jay-Z on being a dad, he "choked up." This is partly because Jay's own childhood didn't see him spend much time with his own dad– "my pop left when I was young," he said. Jay Z is now so proud of his kids. Here he is carrying Blue Ivy when she was younger. His face says it all.
4 DAVID BECKHAM: "MY PRIORITIES HAVE CHANGED, IT'S ALL ABOUT THEM"
When you're a soccer star, your priority is the ball– it has to be. David Beckham is an international soccer superstar who has transitioned from the UK to the US with his wife, Victoria Beckham. Together, they have four kids. Romeo, Brooklyn, Cruz, and Harper are now as famous as their parents.
"I knew that spending quality time with my kids was the most important thing in the world."
David was speaking to Men's Health, where he added that when the kids were small, he "didn't want to miss a second." For David, fatherhood has changed his priorities. Here he is with Harper.
3 SIMON COWELL: ADMITS FATHERHOOD MADE HIM NICER
Simon Cowell is TV's original "mean guy." The man behind One Direction is the backbone of The X Factor and American Idol, where his "tough to be kind" comments have earned him a bit of a reputation. Simon became a dad relatively late in life. While Simon was in his 50s when he became a dad to Eric, it wasn't too late for this music mogul to change.
"It has been so the best thing in my life," Simon said about being a dad. "I see everything through a more positive light now. Simple as that," Simon said. He also admitted that fatherhood made him kinder.
2 USHER: "THEY MAKE ME WANT TO GET UP AND LIVE"
With his legendary moves, you'd think that music would be the thing that would make Usher "come alive." Nope. Turns out, it's his kids. The man who discovered Justin Bieber might be dedicated to music, but his kids come first. Usher is a dad to Naviyd and Usher Raymond. Here he is spending quality time with both his kids.
"They make me want to get up and live, you know," Usher told Essence. "I have a purpose that is greater than just, you know, amassing wealth and being recognized, you know. This is, this is real, real life now," he added.
1 RYAN REYNOLDS: "I'D WALK THROUGH FIRE FOR MY DAUGHTER"
If Ryan Reynolds is saying this about his daughter, imagine how he feels about his son! Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are notoriously private with their kids, but when they do make an appearance, it's 100% family love. Their Hollywood Walk of Fame appearance saw them come out in full force. James and Inez are this couple's kids.
"I'd walk through fire for my daughter," Ryan has said. This dad does have a sense of humor, too. "I don't have time for anything– I'm amazed I remembered pants!" he said about being a father. Everything about Ryan as a dad is adorable.
Sources: The Mirror, Bustle, MSN, Good Housekeeping, The Daily Mail, People