Celebrity dads we love
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Dad to: Maddox, 10½, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and Knox and Vivienne, 3½
We didn’t think it was possible for Brad’s hot factor to go up, but when he became dad to six kids it zoomed off the charts. His clean-cut, smooth-talking role in Moneyball didn't hurt that hot factor either....
A version of this article appeared in our June 2012 issue with the headline "Paparazzi Papas," pp. 97-99.
Dad to: Francesca Nora, 5½, and Maple Sylvie, 3 months (not pictured)
When the name of his new baby, Maple Sylvie, made headlines, many of us wondered if it was an homage to the Canadian roots of his wife Amanda — because it sounds a bit like “Maple Syrup Bacon.” (Seriously, say it 10 times fast!)
Dad to: Alexander, 4½, and Samuel, 3½
He’s not your typical Hollywood hunk, and we like that. When we see him carrying his kids on his shoulders and pushing strollers with his partner Naomi Watts, he always makes us swoon.
Dad to: Ella Raw, 8½, Michael, 6, Brendan, 3½ (not pictured) and Grace, 2 (not pictured)
Though he made some controversial remarks about 9/11 this year, he’s still one of our favourite dads — with that gentle side we see when he’s with his kids.
Dad to: Flynn, 1
Often seen holding Flynn in a baby carrier, this hands-on dad keeps his gorgeous family (including Flynn’s supermodel mom Miranda Kerr) close.
Dad to: Zachary, 1
Did you know Elton had the surrogate mother’s breastmilk couriered from the US to England for baby Zachary? We love Elton’s passion for fatherhood, and the funny faces he makes. Peek-a-boo!
Dad to: Violet, 6, Seraphina, 3, and Samuel, 3 months (not pictured)
When wife Jennifer Garner was pregnant with baby No. 3, Ben would take the girls to the farmers’ market, often returning with bunches of flowers for mom. Melt.
Dad to: Usher Raymond V, 4½, and Naviyd, 3
With a voice that can soothe even the most frazzled mom and, of course, those rock-hard abs, Usher can sing us a lullaby anytime.
Neil Patrick Harris
Dad to: twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, 1½
When Neil and David Burtka announced they were proud new dads to twins Gideon and Harper, you could feel their joy across the continent.
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