Celebrity dads on fatherhood and how it has changed their lives

Posted on June 13th, 2016

With Father’s Day around the corner, celebrity dads reflect on fatherhood and how it has affected them. Compiled by Sharon Mahlase

Celebrity dads on fatherhood

Fatherhood comes with a lot of responsibilities. We love these celebrities and how they are embracing the challenge of being a dad. The quotes will have you melting!

Mike Epps

The actor, who stars in the ABC sitcom Uncle Buck, says that having girls has influenced every aspect of his life – even his choice in music.

“Being a man and really a fan of hip-hop, I grew up in the era where there were parts of hip-hop that were degrading towards women,” he explains in the latest issue of People magazine. “And then when I started having daughters, I was like, ‘Well I’ve got to change my music menu.’”

Mike Epps

Joel McHale

Much like his TV persona, comedian Joel McHale has a healthy, finely-tuned sense of humour about fatherhood, as reported by People magazine.

“How have my children changed my life? I don’t have that Lamborghini Diablo because of all the money I’ve spent on them,” Joel says of sons Eddie (11) and Isaac (8).

Joel, star of the upcoming sitcom The Great Indoors, admits that even though having kids takes up all his free time, he wouldn’t want to spend it any other way.

Joel McHale

 

Here are some more of our favourite quotes from celebrity dads on their journey of fatherhood.

John Legend

“You just have this little human that’s a product of your and your partner’s love. And I think that’s really incredible to see ourselves reflected in our little child that we get to raise, teach and nurture, and I’m excited to do that.”

John Legend

Brad Pitt

“Kids hold up a mirror to you… You can’t make excuses. You’ve got to make sure they’ve brushed their teeth and eaten a good breakfast. You want to be present if they wake up with a bad dream… I never knew I was capable of experiencing so much love.”

Brad Pitt

 David Beckham

“In my career there are many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved. But my greatest achievement is my family. What matters is being a good father and a good husband – just being connected to family as much as possible. Being a dad is more important than football, more important than anything. I adore children. I love the fact our children are part of both of us. It’s one of the most amazing things ever.”

David Beckham

 

 

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