Fatherhood can be hard in Hollywood when demanding filming schedules come around, and dangerous paparazzi are always on your tail, but some celebrity dads have got it down. On screen, they bring our favorite superheroes to life and take down the most evil of villains, but off screen, they are just trying to keep the boogie monster under the bed.
So what makes a superhero dad? Look no further than these guys to find it out. I mean, Ben Affleck wore the Batman suit to his son’s 4th birthday — I don’t even remember my 4th birthday.
From Chris Pratt to Ryan Reynolds, these superhero dads manage to keep family first, and don’t let Hollywood take away from being a real life superhero to the little humans who need them most.
Once sexiest man alive and now , is one proud father, and doesn’t take on crazy moment of it for granted. He and his wife, , have a two year-old daughter, Everly Tatum. Channing told that becoming a father changed his priorities in life, saying:
“Having a family and a little girl, it really makes things super clear. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning? I check to see if my daughter is still sleeping.”
Deadpool is a bit of a softy when it comes to his baby girl, one year-old James. Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, welcomed James into the world in late 2014, and have spent all the time since her birth live tweeting her life. His alone make him father of the year, see for yourself:
Thor has one weakness, and it’s his children. Chris and his wife Elsa have three children together: Their daughter India Rose and two sons Sasha and Tristan. Chris is , but he loves being a father more than any of that, “It’s nice to not spend all your time thinking about your own problems and garbage up there and I just have so much fun doing it. It’s the best.”
The CW Arrow actor is one of the most dedicated and open celeb dads on social media, sharing pictures and videos galore. His Snapchat is full of his two year-old daughter Mavi wearing silly filters, while his Facebook and Instagram shows off the adorable little girl’s spunky side.
He parents alongside his wife, Casandra Jean, and has said being a dad the roles he chooses in Hollywood.
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man is not only considered the “dad” of The Avengers, but also of his three real life children with his wife Susan, sons Indo and Exton, and daughter Avri. Robert credits being a father to keeping him clean and living the good life, sharing with :
“It’s always great to be a dad no matter where you’re at or what else is going on… life now is I’m either working or I’m with him, I’m not like 20-something and trying to party or hang out with my buddies or get laid or anything.”
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The Avengers’ Falcon takes his three children’s safety and privacy very seriously, thus usually sheltering them from the lights of Hollywood and the press. He and his wife Sheletta surprised Hollywood and welcomed their third child just last year without involving the press. He’s often joked about how is growing family makes everything more of a challenge, especially traveling.
Our n is more than just a caped crusader in Batman V Superman, but a doting dad as well. Though he and his wife Jennifer Garner have called it quits, Jennifer still praises Ben as an amazing father of their three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. Jen and Ben tend to try and keep their kids out of the spotlight and away from paparazzi.
In March, Ben dressed in his full Batman costume for his son Samuel’s fourth birthday party, and Jennifer called it the “Best dad moment in history”! I mean, imagine this guy at your superhero birthday party:
Star-Lord’s road to fatherhood wasn’t easy. The Guardians of the Galaxy star revealed in an emotional speech that his three year-old son with wife Anna Farris, Jack, was born prematurely and nearly didn’t survive. This had a profound effect on the actor and what kind of father he wanted to be. Chris definitely stands out as one of Hollywood’s biggest family men.
Chris said in his speech for the .
“I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them. I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.”
Real Life Superheroes
It must be pretty cool to know your dad is Star-Lord or Iron Man and get to hang out with them every day. But what makes these celeb dads superheroes isn’t the characters they play on screen, it’s how dedicated they are to their children and families.
It’s clear every single one of these superhero dads loves their children, and wants the world to know it. Hopefully, they get the Father’s Day they deserve — Happy Father’s Day, guys! Hope you use it to leave the suit at home, and let someone else be the hero for the day.
With that, I leave you with some insight into superhero fatherhood from Ryan Reynolds:
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