5 Celeb Dads Who Deserve Father’s Day Awards
All dads deserve praise on June 19th, but here are some in Hollywood who really impress us with their fathering skills.
This Father’s Day, we want to give out a few awards to the famous dads who are living it up in Hollywood and doing a great job raising thier little youngsters. Why? Because we can, and because celebs love receiving awards… duh!
But these famous fellas don’t need to stuff themselves into a penguin suit to attend this award’s ceremony. They simply need to be proud of the new titles we’re giving them and continue to be the great dads that they are.
Here are the winners:
Hottest Multitasking Dad: Hugh Jackman
Is there anything Hugh Jackman can’t do? The 42-year-old looks just as comfortable playing Wolverine in X-Men as he is on stage hosting the Oscars or playing in Manhattan with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and their two adopted children, Oscar and Ava. He always has a smile on his face, and is obviously completely enamored of his children. He once said, “Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying.”
Kickass Single Dad: Lenny Kravitz
Imagine having a rockstar like Lenny Kravitz for a father? That’s a reality for actress/model/singer Zoë Kravitz, 22, who stars in the new film, X-Men: First Class. Though Lenny and mom, Lisa Bonet, split when Zoë was five, the bond between Lenny and Zoë remains tight. They frequently attend red carpet premieres together, sit side by side at Fashion Week, and Lenny even wrote her a song called “Flowers for Zoe.” Zoe recently said of her rocker dad, “He was brought up very old school, very strict … So he’s wearing leather pants and a boa, but he would be like, ‘Did you do your chores today?’ Or … ‘Yes, there’s a party going on with Mick Jagger and some models, but it’s your bedtime.’” Too cool…
Proudest New Dad: Benjamin Millepied
Just in time for Father’s Day, Benjamin Millepied is now a daddy! He and fiance, Natalie Portman, welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday of this week. Though no further details of the birth have been released yet, Millepied has been brewing with excitement for the past nine months, and has very concrete plans for his new role as dad. “I’m going to take a lot of time off to enjoy this new stage of life that I’m really looking forward to,” he said recently. “It’s the unknown, and there’s something so exciting when you know life one way and you can do all kinds of projects and exciting things, but this is going to be so different and new, and I love that idea.” Congrats to the new parents!
Awesome Role Model Dad: Will Smith
No kids in Hollywood seem to be looking up to their dad these days more than Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s children. Willow has blown up as a mega tween singing sensation, and Jaden made it big with the starring role in The Karate Kid. Though some critics are weary that Will and Jada are pushing their children into the spotlight, one can’t deny that the Smith kids have great talents. It must be nice to know that they can go to their dad for advice no matter where their careers in Hollywood take them.
Funniest Dad: Adam Sandler
There are dozens of hilarious celebrity fathers, but with his childish good humor and funny faces, Adam Sandler is probably one of the funniest. We can only imagine how often he makes his wife, Jackie, and two daughters, Sadie, 5, and Sunny, 2, crack up on a daily basis. He has said of being a father, “It’s unbelievable when you have daughters, your whole life changes.”
Tell us: what other celebrity dads deserve awards on this Father’s Day?
Faye Brennan is senior editor at BettyConfidential.