15 Celeb Dads Who Proved They Were Grown-Ass Men


There are few things that will make a parent happier than when their significant other offers to take care of the house, errands, and the kids. It's also an undeniable fact that seeing a dad who is comfortable and confident while wearing his baby is nothing short of adorable. There's just something impressive about a man who's not afraid to step up and take on the responsibility of parenthood without making a big deal about it. It's not just fathers in real life who are doing this. There are celebrity dads who proved they were grown-ass men, too.

If you're wondering what exactly it means for a dad to qualify as being a "grown-ass man," it's actually quite simple. In short, for a guy to be a grown-ass man, he has to be mature, responsible, and avoid getting sucked into petty issues like drama, appearances, or jealousy. (Bonus points if he doesn't care about taking care of things that aren't traditionally viewed as a "man's" job.)

If you're anything like me, your ovaries throw a party and you high give your inner feminist whenever you see a dad doing his thing like it's no big deal. So check out these celeb dads who truly are grown-ass men.

1Peter Facinelli

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Nothing says a man is secure in himself like a dad who is able to be silly and get down on their kid's level.

2Vin Diesel

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Vin Diesel is known to many as a rough and tough kind of dude. Clearly, though, he can be sweet an playful, too, when it comes to being a dad.

3David Beckham

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David Beckham is known for his tattoos, but he definitely wanted to capture this adorable doodle given to him by his daughter, Harper.

4Hugh Jackman

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Cooking isn't just a mom thing. Hugh Jackman shows that he has a sense of humor and doesn't mind treating the mother to their children to her favorite dinner.

5Kevin Hart

If having a secret handshake with your "mini me" isn't a sign that a dad is doing it right, then I don't know what is.

6Josh Kelly

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Katherine Heigl is probably very grateful that her husband Josh Kelly doesn't mind baby-wearing, sewing, and ironing.

7Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt is a baby-wearing, hand-holding, grown-ass man as he travels with Angelina Jolie and their children.

8Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have set the bar incredibly high with these adorable family photos. These dads are totally invested in making their children's lives are filled with whimsy and creativity.


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Great dads get involved in their kids' lives and Seal is no exception. Both dad and son enjoy running and it's adorable that they have an activity that can be just "their thing."

10Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has been a longtime advocate of healthy eating options for children and he leads by example as he cooks alongside his son, Buddy.

11Will Smith

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In a throwback tweet from wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith shows that, for new dads, there's no shame in just "trying to figure it out."

12President Barack Obama

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Whether a man has human babies or fur babies, it's a sign that a man is full-grown when he can get down on their level and have some fun.

13Justin Timberlake

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Some dads think being affectionate is something only a mom should do. But Justin Timberlake's love for his son knows no bounds.

14Ryan Phillipe

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A proud papa who loves to show off pictures of his kids is definitely priceless.

15Ryan Reynolds

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Always one to crack a joke, Ryan Reynolds channels his inner kid and has some fun trick or treating dressed up as Deadpool.