From The Rock to Prince Harry, parenthood has only made these celebrity men hotter — and better all around, according to scientific studies.
According to the New York Times, men undergo a number of physiological changes when they have children, including a drop in testosterone, which may help foster parent-child bonding and brain changes “linked to attachment, nurturing, empathy and the ability to interpret and react appropriately to a baby’s behavior.”
And it’s possible that fatherhood may also make men more sexually attractive — according to a 2006 study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, when a group of women analyzed photos of men viewing images of either infants or adults and rated those men on their attractiveness per their facial cues, men perceived as interested in the babies scored higher on their long-term appeal.
If you’re looking for more evidence that fatherhood is an asset, start with these celebrity men. For example, Ciara has said that becoming a dad suits her NFL-playing husband Russell Wilson very well. “He’s obviously really beautiful to me in every way, but the father in him is by far one of the things that makes him the most sexy to me,” she told GQ in February 2021. “Hot. To me it’s hot.” Meghan Markle also said Prince Harry’s journey into fatherhood was “the most beautiful thing to watch,” and Amal Clooney shared that George Clooney’s mischievous sense of humor has kept their family on its toes.
Keep scrolling for hot celebrity daddy content — your eyes will certainly thank you.
A version of this article was originally published in December 2021.
Drew and Jonathon Scott may be identical twins, but being a father makes Drew the undoubtedly spicier TV personality. And we know what you’re wondering, but no, this realtor is not on the market.
Scott and his wife Linda Phan met at Toronto Fashion Week in 2010 and have been together ever since. In May 2022, they had their first child, Parker James. Scott told Entertainment Tonight that fatherhood “unlocks a side you didn’t know you had.”
It has certainly unlocked a side we didn’t know we had for this Property Brother.
The world fell in love with Channing Tatum when he made his big screen debut in Step Up, and he’s only gotten hotter as time has gone on.
The actor, who shares daughter Everly with ex-wife Jenna Dewan, fully embraces his role as a father — in fact, he’s penned two children’s books inspired by his little girl. Tatum isn’t afraid to show his softer side, whether he’s opening up about his father-daughter connection or showing off his muscles in a fairy costume, which somehow makes him so much more drool-worthy.
David Beckham may be known as one of the best soccer players in history, but he’s also made a name for himself as a devoted dad.
The footballer shares sons Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz, as well as daughter Harper, with his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. She, like the rest of the world, relishes David’s good looks — for Christmas 2022, the fashion designer wore a hoodie emblazoned with “All I Want For Christmas is David Beckham.” Same, Posh. Same.
Thor actor Idris Elba has two kids — daughter Isan and son Winston — and his passion for fatherhood makes the former Sexiest Man Alive a bonafide hot dad.
“More than anything, you have to make time to be with your children,” Elba told Cosmopolitan in 2015. “It’s something I battle a lot because of my career, because as much as it’s nice to be busy and working, ultimately children don’t raise themselves. You’ve got to be there to help them and guide them through it. That’s one thing I try my very best to do. I love being a dad, it’s an important part of my life.”
Ryan Reynolds has it all — he’s smart, business-savvy, utterly hilarious, obsessed with being a girl dad, and he’s hot. What more could you want?
His wife, Blake Lively, is just as obsessed as the rest of us. Under an Instagram video shared by Reynolds of himself and Will Ferrell practicing dance choreography for their movie, Spirited, Lively commented, “Can you get pregnant while pregnant??”
The actress is currently pregnant with their fourth child — the pair also shares daughters James, Inez, and Betty.
Henry Golding gave us butterflies as we watched Crazy Rich Asians, and he gives us even more flutters whenever he shares moments with his daughter, Lyla, whom he shares with his wife, Liv Lo. Take, for example, this adorable carousel of family photos or this super sweet collection of memories Lo shared in honor of Golding on Father’s Day. We love a hot girl dad.
Thor himself is undoubtedly one of the hunkiest men on the plant — and in the multiverse as a whole, if it actually exists. Chris Hemsworth’s massive muscles, ocean-blue eyes, and deep Australian accent all contribute to his attractiveness, but his role as dad to daughter India and twin sons Tristan and Sasha is his most swoon-worthy quality of all.
Whether he’s running around the house in a cape playing “superhero camp” with his sons or making a late-night omelet with his daughter, we can’t get enough — and neither can his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, who’s usually the one documenting the sweet moments behind the camera!
His effortlessly cool style, deep brown eyes, and basketball-pro physique certainly contribute to his hotness, but for us, Dwyane Wade’s hottest quality is being a devoted dad to sons Zaire and Xavier and daughters Zaya and Kaavia.
Whether he’s championing trans rights on his daughter’s behalf, toting around his Shady Baby, or hitting the gym with his boys for a father-son workout, we have heart eyes for Wade all the time.
Zayn Malik puts the Z in “zaddy” — have you seen his heart-melting eyes, goosebump-inducing tattoos, and sexy style? And don’t even get us started on his velvety voice.
The singer shares daughter Khai with ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid, and although they’re no longer romantically involved, Malik prioritizes healthy co-parenting for the sake of their little girl.
One of the original hotties in his McSteamy days, Patrick Dempsey puts the “d” in “daddy.” The dad of three — daughter Talula and twin sons Sullivan and Darby — is officially in his Silver Fox era, though we remember that jet-black head of curls like it was yesterday.
Jason Momoa says he doesn’t spend much time in the gym — he stays in shape largely by playing with his kids Lola and Nakoa-Wolf, whom he shares with ex-wife Lisa Bonet, and he’s as humble as he is hot.
“It’s just genetics,” he told Men’s Health in 2020 of his famous physique. “Hawaiians are big people.” Fellow hot dad The Rock is also from Hawaii, so maybe Momoa has a valid point. Even so, his tattoos, long locks, and piercing gaze are disarming, to say the least.
There’s no denying Jamie Dornan is one of Hollywood’s hottest dads — the man did play Christain Grey, after all.
The British beau shares three daughters — Dulcie, Elva, and Alberta — with his wife, musician Amelia Warner. In 2022 on International Women’s Day, Dornan shared a photo of his girls captioned, “I’m nothing but a pile of dust without this crew. 💚 #internatinalwomensday.” It really doesn’t get any sexier than that, but his blue eyes and curly hair don’t hurt either.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is always down for a pretend tea party with his daughter Jasmine, watching Moana with his youngest daughter Tiana (who still isn’t convinced that her dad voiced the film’s Maui character), or supporting his eldest daughter Simone’s WWE career — all the while maintaining his bulging muscles and pearly white smile, which we can’t help but ogle at.
Ryan Gosling will go down in history as one of love’s greatest storytellers for his role in The Notebook, and just like history, our love for him (and his good looks) will never die.
Although they keep their family life super private, Gosling and wife Eva Mendes share two daughters, Esmerelda and Amada. Mendes eats up her hubby’s handsome face just as much as the rest of us — in a rare show of internet PDA, she shared a few shots from his 2022 Gucci campaign, captioned, “Ummm…… YES PLEASE.” We hope she and Blake Lively make a hot famous dads fan club.
Megan Markle has said that watching her husband, Prince Harry, become a dad has been “the most beautiful thing to watch,” and we totally agree. Add his charming ginger hair, athletic build, and Diana blue eyes, and we’ve got a fairytale-come-true of a prince on our hands.
The couple share a son, Archie Harrison, and a daughter, Lilibet Diana.
Mark Consuelos plays the hot dad in Riverdale for a reason — he’s a hot dad IRL. Married to Kelly Ripa with three children (Michael, Lola, and Joaquin), Consuelos shows both his dad moments and daddy moments on his Instagram, and we’re so here for them both.
George Clooney has been praised as one of Hollywood’s hottest men for decades, and his looks really do get better with age — he’s truly the poster child for the Silver Fox trope.
The iconic actor shares twins Alexander and Ella with his wife, human rights attorney Amal Clooney. Of his kids and being an older dad (still so hot), Clooney told People, “They’re funny, and they pull pranks on me. I just look at them thinking, I couldn’t be happier and I couldn’t be more surprised at how happy I am.”
Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly is a punk rock heartthrob, and even Megan Fox can’t resist the “angel-faced baby.” The actor and musician is dad to daughter Casie, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Emma Cannon. Now that she’s a teen, Kelly often takes Casie along with him on tour, sharing behind-the-scenes moments together in addition to his usual eclectic (and undeniably hot) outfit pics.
NFL player Russell Wilson became more appealing to wife Ciara as a father, she told GQ in February 2021. “He’s obviously really beautiful to me in every way, but the father in him is by far one of the things that makes him the most sexy to me. Hot. To me it’s hot.”
The couple is parents to sons Future (whom Ciara shares with her ex, rapper Future) and Win, and daughter Sienna.
Papa to Bodhi Soleil, whom he shares with actress and wife Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder’s bad boy role as Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries locked him into daddy status well before he actually became a daddy.
Reed marveled at Somerhalder’s presence as a parent, writing of him on Instagram, “Even with the insurmountable workload you take on, world traveling + business building, you still wake up excited as ever for a park day or smoothie run with your cub.” We love a driven, devoted, dapper daddy, and this one checks all three boxes.
Justin Hartley stole our hearts in This Is Us, and our hearts still race when we see him on the big screen — or on our phone screens. The actor is dad to daughter Isabella, whom he shares with ex-wife Lindsay Korman, and we can’t get enough of both his dad moments and his daddy moments.
LeBron James is the definition of a tall drink of water. Clocking in at 6’9″ and nothing but muscle from head to toe, James gets our heart rates up both on and off the court. We love a dad in uniform, but his street style is also 12/10.
The NBA pro shares three kids — sons LeBron “Bronny” and Bryce, and daughter Zhuri — with his wife, Savannah. Whether he’s posting sweet snaps with his kids or thirst traps, we’re here for both all day, every day.
From Wolverine to The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman can do it all — all the while looking dreamy and caring for his two kids, Oscar and Ava, whom he shares with wife Deborra-Lee Furness.
It doesn’t get any dreamier than this quote from the actor: “The love I have for my wife is so intense, but nothing prepared me for the love I have for my kids. That feeling is overwhelming. The thought of them being in any trouble, any pain. … I would do anything to avoid it. I would jump in front of a bus for them. I had about an hour at a supermarket where I lost my son and let me tell you, it was the longest hour of my life.”
James Marsden proved he’s a dreamboat in The Notebook and 27 Dresses, and like several other hot dads on this list, he’s only getting finer with age.
The actor shares son Jack and daughter Mary with his ex-wife, Lisa Linde, and he also has a son, William, with ex-girlfriend Rose Costa. Of fatherhood, he told People, “Of all my achievements in life, being a father is the one thing I’m most proud of. It is the most fulfilling. I’m always self-deprecating, but I don’t have a problem saying that I am a great dad.”
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