Ask anyone who’s had kids: it isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Sometimes its sleepless nights, heavy lifting and keeping a very, very repetitive schedule. Some Hollywood dads seem to embrace the tasks of parenthood better than others. Indeed, some of Tinseltown’s most active parents these days are celebrity dads. So let’s take a look at a famous faces who moonlight–and daylight, for that matter–as full-time, active fathers.
It seems like Matthew and Sarah Jessica Parker share parent duties pretty well, if Matthew’s appearances at school pick-up and drop-off are any indication. The father of three is spotted most of the time with son James Wilkie, but I’d be willing to bet he’d a doting dad to his twin daughters, too.
#2 Brad Pitt
Say what you want about Brad Pitt, but its hard to deny the fact that he is a pretty active dad. Yes, they have a battery of child care helpers. Yes, he recently called in the big guns and got his parents to help for a few days. But he is always with his kids–and he has seven of them. I take all the help I can get, too, and I only have two. Bonus points to Brad for taking on daddy duty in part so Angelina can continue working on her career.
#3 Joel Madden
Harlow and Sparrow’s dad may travel the world as a member of the band Good Charlotte, but he has dedicated himself to family life, calling his kids his “entire world”. When he’s in town, its a sure bet he’s with his family.
Yes, Suri’s been with Mom Katie Holmes these last few months in New York. But by all accounts, Tom Cruise has been a devoted dad to all three of his kids–Conner, Isabella and Suri. For a few years there, I began to wonder if he was actually camping out on the field where Isabella had her soccer matches–he seemed to always be at her games. Yes, he’s wacky–and should his kids ever need anti-depressants, I hope they take it up with their mother, rather than go down that rabbit hole of crazy with him. But at least as a dad, he’s present. And that counts for more than anything else.
#5 Matt Damon
Matt Damon seems to fly under the radar as a high-profile dad, a fact he attributes to having a fairly boring life. Well, kids’ll do that to you. Nonetheless, boring lives often make for good parents. And Damon, who is often spotted in the company of his adorable kids, seems to be a great dad. On a personal note, I’ve bumped into him at the playground before, and not only is he awesome with his own kids–he’s pretty cool with everyone else’s, too.
Can you think of any other great Hollywood dads?
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