Studies show that a healthy father-daughter relationship has a direct impact on the daughter’s self-esteem and academic achievements. And even though it can be tricky and confusing as the father himself has never experienced life from a female perspective, we have to admit that it’s always fascinating to see how protective dads can get over their girls and how much these little women can transform them in surprising ways.
Bright Side thinks that the special bond between a father and his daughter is a treasure that needs to be celebrated. Here are some famous dads who open up about the gift of being called a ’’girl dad.’’
1. Will Smith
Growing up with a strict dad, the Hollywood star was used to the idea that success could only be achieved with extreme discipline and hard work. And when his only daughter, Willow, decided to stop her ongoing music tour, Will was furious, and the father-daughter duo had a big argument, and as an act of protest, Willow shaved her head. This was a wake-up call for Will, who realized that being that strict with his kids would only push them away. The actor confessed, ’’I had a real epiphany on that and how bad a person will hate you if you keep forcing your wishes onto their life.’’
2. Dwayne Johnson
The Rock couldn’t be a more proud dad of 3 girls. On Father’s Day, he revealed on his social media page, ’’Every man wants a son, but every man needs a daughter.’’ He went on, saying, ’’All my girls have become the great equalizers in my life.’’
The Hollywood superstar never loses a chance to express his love for his daughters. And on his second daughter’s fourth birthday, he had these sweet words to say: ’’You have my word, I’ll love and take care of you for the rest of mine.’’
3. Mark Wahlberg
When we think of the 50-year-old actor, what first comes to mind are his action roles and tough persona. But it seems that at home, Mark is a tender-hearted “girl dad,” who will even sit through a pampering session while his youngest 12-year-old daughter does his nails.
4. Tim McGraw
The country music superstar is the ultimate “girl dad,” having 3 daughters and no sons, and it seems that he is very happy about it.
The singer has opened up about being in a house full of women, saying ’’They have made me such a better man. They made me see things in a different way. They taught me so much more about life, about how to be a man.”
5. Jamie Foxx
The 54-year-old actor has raised his 2 daughters as a single parent, and he confessed that he had to learn how to be a better dad with time. One of the main lessons he learned was to put his girls first and be there for them all the time. He admitted that he used to make up for his absence with money and material things. But having his older daughter once say to him, ’’I don’t like you,’’ and ’’Show up and be there when you say you’re going to be there,’’ was a big eye-opener for Jamie.
6. Thomas Rhett
The country music singer and songwriter has 4 daughters, the oldest of whom is adopted. He admitted that his girls melt his heart every day. He then added, ’’There’s something about being a ’girl dad’ that I think has softened my heart, made me more patient even.”
7. Jimmy Fallon
The television host and comedian is the father of 2 girls, and it is evident that he has a huge soft spot for them. He has confessed, ’’Even the manliest guys will become softies when they have daughters.’’ He continued, ’’Dads immediately fall in love with their little girls and will let them get away with everything. So moms are going to have to be the disciplinarians when it comes to daughters.”
8. Chris Hemsworth
The Australian actor is the father of twin boys and a daughter, India. India was his firstborn, and he has opened up about parenthood, saying, ’’It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever been a part of.’’ The Hollywood star added that his daughter is the main focus in his life, saying, ’’When I am at work, she’s what I’m thinking about, and when I’m not at work, she’s who I’m hanging out with!”
Do you believe that there is always a special kind of connection between a dad and his daughter? Which lovely famous father-daughter duo would you add to this list?