*We’d like to wish dads all over the world a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! We know, however, that being a dad to someone does not stop at the paternal. Therefore, this Father’s Day greeting is extended to all men who have shown ‘fatherly’ kindness, courage, empathy to a child.
We thought it would be fun to hear what the father’s we all recognize in the entertainment industry think of their role of fatherhood. What they’ve shared as their greatest joy being a dad and how they hope their role as such will affect their child through adulthood.
First up, Mr. John Legend (with Luna) and mom, Chrissy.
“You just have this little human that’s a product of you and your partner’s love. And I think tat’s really incredible to see ourselves reflected in our little child that we get to raise and teach and nurture and I’m excited to do that. Source
Chris Rock (with Lola Simone and Zahra Savanna)
“When I hear people talk about juggling or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children,” said Rock in a 2012 interview on NPR’s Fresh Air. “And I’ve never been with my kids and gone, ‘Man, I wish I was on my stage right now.’ I’ve never been with my kids and gone, ‘Man, it’d be so great if I was on a movie set right now.’ But I’ve been doing a movie and wished that I was with my kids, I’ve been on tour and wished that I was with my kids. Being with my kids is the best, most fun thing, it’s a privilege. It’s not something I call a sacrifice.” – Source
Kanye West (with North West)
‘When I look in North’s eyes, I’m happy about every mistake I’ve ever made’ Kanye boasts. Source
Jay Z (with Blue Ivy)
‘I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter.’ Source
Mahershala Ali (with Bari Najma )
“I think it changes your relationship with time. I just don’t have time to waste. You gotta be really deliberate with how you choose to spend your day because those are the moments you’re away from your child.” Source
“So my biggest fun has been watching my daughters grow up. Now, unfortunately they’re hitting the age where they still love me, but they think I’m completely boring. And so they’ll come in, pat me on the head, talk to me for 10 minutes, and then they’re gone all weekend. Right? They break my heart! So now I’ve got to start thinking, Well what’s going to replace that fun?” Source
Chris Tucker (with son, Destin)
This is a special one. Because I personally know the two involved, I can say that Chris Tucker adores his son, Destin. At EVERY opportunity the two are joined at the hip. Whether shopping, attending sporting events, family celebrations or just hanging out, this father-son duo have a strong bond! In fact, the two are out together right now celebrating the awesomeness of fatherhood!
Congratulations to all the dads out there. Those in EVERY form. We adore you for being awesome!