10 Celebrity Dads Who Are Breaking Gender Stereotypes and Redefining Fatherhood

Stereotypical parenting roles are being thrown out the window by today’s fathers. Celebrity dads are no different and are taking on more active roles in parenting and challenging outdated ideas about masculinity. These famous fathers are sharing their experiences on social media, paving the way for a new generation of fathers who are redefining what it means to be a dad.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo shared these posts with the caption, “Family is everything #proud” and “Funny moment with my babies.” In an interview, he was asked about his son also playing soccer. He said that he wasn’t going to push for him to be a soccer player. He wants him to be whatever he wants.

2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne Johnson shared the image of him above on his social media. He wrote, “Regardless of where we’re at... when #2 happens with my baby girl... I’m the #1 man for the job. #TheWorkinMan #DaddysGotU.”

The Rock prioritizes being a father. He said that he loves being a daddy and that it’s the most important thing to him. And that “the number one thing I want to be is daddy. That’s it.”

3. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry spoke about how his kids aren’t impressed by his NBA career. He spoke about how when he’s home, he’s just Dad, and how he loves to watch them grow and blossom and support them. He said, “They like my goofiness and the way you just show up at home more than anything.”

4. John Legend

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen recently welcomed their new baby. John shared images on social media and wrote, “Our new love.” He spoke about being there for his wife during delivery in an interview, saying, he wants to be as present and available for his wife as possible and help however he can. Especially after birth, which can be difficult on a woman’s body.

5. David Beckham

Beckham spoke about his journey as a father. He said from the moment kids are born it’s constant worry, but he wouldn’t change anything. He shared how time has gone by so quickly for him as a father, from the moment he was holding them in the hospital, to the next minute when they’re driving their car. But it’s the most special thing.

6. Chris Hemsworth

In an interview, Chris spoke about his work-life balance. He talked about how having kids was more important to him, even though he felt some of his roles had suffered. When he reflected on his work, he felt as if he could’ve put more energy into a couple of films, but then said, “No, I’d rather be with my kids.”

7. Jeff Goldblum

Goldblum became a father later in life and when asked about being a dad, he spoke about how it was revitalizing and how it brought him closer to his wife. He also shared that it can be challenging at times and maddening but also sweet and amazing.

8. Kevin Jonas

Kevin shared a post of his girls on social media. He wrote, “Being a father to these 2 amazing girls is the greatest job and honor of my life. Thank you for teaching me so much every day. To all the Dads out there be kind, love unconditionally, and don’t forget to be strong!”

9. James Van Der Beek

James shared the above post of him in an apron and wrote, “She picked me this out for Father’s Day. This one SPECIFICALLY — with the ruffles — and would not be talked out of it. And she hasn’t forgotten about it — every time I cook, she tells me to wear it.”

10. Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa shared his feelings about fatherhood in an interview. He said, “I always thought being a dad was cool! I always wanted to be a dad.” When speaking about his son, he spoke about how he wanted to really connect with him and be open and vulnerable. And to embrace both the male and feminine sides of us that we all have.


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