Admit it: we follow celebrities like John Legend and Ryan Reynolds for two reasons. One, because they’re hot. Two, because they’re dads, and seeing photos of them doting on their little ones is almost too much cuteness to handle. We can’t help it – some guys in Hollywood are just DILFs. It seems the older they get, and the more kids they have, the hotter these already HOT celebrities seem to get.
Whether he’s usually suited up and saving the world from evil in a Marvel movie or singing us to sleep with his beautiful voice, we just can’t get enough of hot dads in Hollywood. Not only are they easy on the eyes, they absolutely adore their kids, and who doesn’t love a family man?
20. John Legend
John Legend and Luna Legend just might take the award for the cutest father-daughter duo to ever exist. Already easy on the eyes, Legend became that much more attractive when he became an awesome dad. Those videos of his daughter recognizing his songs are precious, and it’s clear that she has a special bond with her dad. John’s a busy guy – touring, recording new music, and making event appearances – but it’s clear he always makes time for Luna – and now baby #2. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, adopt us?
19. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds may make some pretty savage jokes about fatherhood on his Twitter, but it’s pretty obvious he adores being a dad to two daughters. Seeing the whole family together is guaranteed to induce swoons – particularly when both James and Ines were at Reynolds’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony, as was his wife, Blake Lively. While having two parents that famous might indicate the girls spend a lot of time with a nanny, Lively said she and her hubby never film at the same time so that they can always make time for family. Ryan’s said he won’t try to get his kids into showbiz – even referring to it as “child abuse” – but he did let Ines loan her voice to the Taylor Swift song “Gorgeous.”
18. David Beckham
Let’s face it, David Beckham is hot – father or not. But we do love that he’s a doting dad of a big brood of kids with Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice. Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper sure are lucky to have him as their dad. The former English soccer player is frequently spotted spending quality time with his four kids attending sports games, traveling, or going on fun outings. He also didn’t let being a Hollywood power couple’s kids get to his kids’ heads and encouraged them to get jobs and be involved in charity work once they were old enough. Not every hot celebrity dad is totally down to earth, but the fact that David is is HOT.
17. Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum may seem pretty wild in some of his films (*cough* Magic Mike), but in reality, he’s just a great dad with an equally-great physique. Tatum seems pretty much obsessed with little Everly, and they seem to have a very special bond. Though he’s no longer with his now-ex, Jenna Dewan, they made it a point to say that they would do anything to effectively co-parent their daughter, putting any differences aside. Even after their split, he wished his baby mama a happy mother’s day – even calling her ‘baby’! Fine, our fingers are still crossed for a reconciliation.
16. Chris Hemsworth
Hemsworth is a hottie no matter what, but he’s also a hot husband and a hot dad. Hemsworth has three little ones running around, one girl, India (you may remember photos of him holding her as a newborn) and twin boys — Tristan and Sasha. He’s never too busy kicking ass and taking names to spend quality time with his children – and can you imagine having Thor as a dad? Seriously, every kid’s dream.
15. Hugh Jackman
There’s many reasons to love Hugh Jackman. Yeah, he’s attractive. He’s an Aussie. He’s a star when it comes to musicals (we’re still jamming out to The Greatest Showman soundtrack). And he’s Wolverine. As if he needed anymore redeeming qualities, he’s phenomenal with his kids. He absolutely lights up when he talks about Ava and Oscar – the daughter and son he and his wife adopted. He’s gushed in interviews about how much he loves being a dad, and it’s evident by the way he looks whenever they’re around. They even had a cameo in The Greatest Showman!
14. Thomas Rhett
In 2017, Thomas Rhett and his wife welcomed two little girls into their lives within months of each other. They adopted 21-month-old Willa from Uganda before bringing in baby Ada just three months later. From the time Willa came home, Rhett loved to show her off to the world. The country singer has brought her on stage at his concerts, on set during show appearances, and pretty much everywhere he goes. Sure, having two little girls in such a short time must be tiring, but fatherhood looks great on Thomas!
13. Stephen Amell
Everyone loves Green Arrow. I mean the whole bad boy vigilante thing is hot on its own, but have you seen his body?! What else do we need? Even though he’s probably busy, you know, being a superhero, Stephen Amell makes time for his family too. He watches his CW show Arrow with his daughter, Mavi, and even at 17 months old, his daughter Mavi recognized him on screen, even in costume. His Instagram is full of selfies of his antics with his daughter. He adores her, and we adore him for that.
12. Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel and his son Axl have the most adorable relationship. Duhamel, who’s a huge baseball fan, often takes Axl to baseball games in an effort to share his love for sports with his son. Recently, he talked about how he’s teaching Axl to play tee-ball using M&Ms; as a reward to get him to run to the bases. #DadoftheYear. Axl’s mom, Fergie, has him taking hip hop classes, and Duhamel is just as psyched for him to pick up dance moves as he is for him to run bases. He’s definitely Axl’s biggest cheerleader.
11. Will Smith
Jaden and Willow Smith have definitely become more known for their quirky antics as of late, but the fact that Will has allowed them to grow into themselves creatively is the sign of a truly great dad – he’s even starred in one of Jaden’s music videos! He’s been parenting since Trey was born 25 years ago, and it seems like he just keeps getting better. We loved this quote from him about his daughter, Willow: “We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world.” A hot, feminist celebrity dad?! We’re in love.
10. Jared Padalecki
He might not look old enough to be a father of three, but Jared Padalecki adores his kids Odette, Thomas, and Shepherd. When he welcomed his daughter in 2017, he told People it would definitely be an adjustment after having two boys because having a little girl made him feel more vulnerable. Too cute. From Gilmore Girls to Supernatural, Padalecki has been a beloved TV icon for years, but he’s quickly becoming one of the most beloved Hollywood dads, too.
Usher has been stealing our hearts with his dance moves and smooth voice since the ‘90s, but becoming a dad may just be the most attractive look on him. He’s always showing off his sons, Usher and Naviyd, whether it’s on the internet or the red carpet, and it’s pretty obvious to the world that they’re his everything. In 2015, he wrote a letter to them, which was published in TIME. He told them that “being a father is the greatest role I’ve ever played” and that he’ll always be their greatest supporter. The letter is signed “love, Daddy.” Are you crying yet?
8. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling is super private about his personal life, but that doesn’t stop him from gushing about his perfect family from time to time. Plus, any list of hot anything needs at least one Ryan Gosling. He and wife, Eva Mendes, don’t share pictures of their daughters in order to respect their privacy and somehow that just makes us even more obsessed whenever he shares any details about them.
7. Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs loves talking about his son Walker in his interviews and posting about him on social media, and the father-daughter duo is constantly seen out and about together. Even though Taye and Walker’s mom, Idina Menzel, split when Walker was really young, he’s remained a steady presence in his son’s life and they sure know how to co-parent. If you need any more evidence that Taye’s a hot dad, he even has a tattoo that reads “I Love Daddy” on his forearm from something that Walker wrote when he was five years old. How cute is that?
6. Chance the Rapper
From unboxing his Grammys with his daughter to spending time with her in the music studio, Chance the Rapper has too many adorable dad moments to count. Following him on Instagram means seeing tons of videos of him and his little girl, Kensli. He may be one of the biggest names in music, but she’s the one who’s always on his mind. He’s mentioned her in his songs, and he even took her with him to meet former President Barack Obama when she was just two years old. Talk about the coolest dad ever.
5. John Krasinski
We all fell in love with the thought of John Krasinski as a dad when his character on The Office, Jim had a daughter. It was impossible to watch those episodes and not smile at how sweet and protective he seemed as a dad. If he could act out that kind of love on screen, we knew that his love for his IRL kids one day would be even cuter. Then, he became a dad in real life to daughters Hazel and Violet, in 2014 and 2016 with wife Emily Blunt.
4. Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni loves his two kids, and he wants the entire world to know it. After the Jane the Virgin star’s daughter, Maiya was born, he shared the moment on Instagram calling it “perhaps the single greatest, and transformative moment of my life.” As if those words aren’t enough, just look at his face every time he sees Maiya or his son, Maxwell. The two are clearly his whole world, and we hope he never stops sharing these adorable moments with all of his swooning fans.
3. Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ackles’s Instagram is dedicated to two things: his bromance with Jared Padalecki (which we can never get enough of) and his kids (who we also just can’t get enough of!). A selfie of him with his daughter, Justice, is even the first photo he ever posted on Instagram. Talk about making an entrance! Then twins Zeppelin and Arrow came into the picture, and his best dad status only elevated. He seems like he’s always down for any adventure his kids want to take him on, and he’ll have the time of his life doing it.
2. Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. will forever be one of the most attractive dads out there. His looks, his wit, and his acting abilities are just top notch. It’s not even a question. But he also loves his kids, which just adds another level to the attractiveness scale. Even in the midst of his interviews for Avengers: Age of Ultron, he was way more interested in beaming about his newest baby girl, Avri. His three kids, Indio, Exton and Avri, are clearly the best things in his life (even if he is Iron Man), and we love him for that.
1. Jesse Williams
What’s not to love about Jesse Williams? The eyes, the body… Grey’s Anatomy fans, you know what we mean. Also, he’s a hot celebrity dad. His 4-year-old daughter Sadie and 2-year-old son Maceo are not only adorable but super loved. After he divorced his wife Aryn Drake-Lee, he was awarded joint custody of Sadie and Maceo. Though the custody battle got pretty bitter, it’s clear they’ve both got their eye on the prize – which is their two adorbz kids.