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11 Times Hollywood Dads Have Shared Sweet Sentiments About Their Kids

Dave J Hogan
David Beckham and his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz

Just in time for Father's Day, we've rounded up 11 proud papas — including Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pratt and Will Smith — who have gushed about their offspring.

Dad jokes aside, fathers are pretty great. And with Father's Day just around the corner on June 19, there's no better time to celebrate the men who raise us. 

Here, we've rounded up 11 sweet Hollywood dads who have raved about their kids on social media or in interviews. Get ready to "d'aww."

Chris Pratt on son Jack:
"This morning Jack found a rainbow on the wall. I honestly couldn't figure out where it was coming from which according to science means it's some sort of portal. You ever see Stargate? Exactly. We were careful not to get too close. I snapped this photo and it dawned on me how much Jack looks like Anna. They are both so beautiful. Sleeping in with the two of them is my greatest treasure." - Instagram

 

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Ryan Reynolds on daughter James: 
"When we had that baby, I fell more in love with my wife than I’d ever been in my entire life. I used to say 'I would take a bullet for you, I could never love anything as much as I love you.' And then the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew in that exact moment if we under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby." - Interview with David Letterman, Feb. 2015

Neil Patrick Harris on son Gideon and daughter Harper:
"Just got home from LA, shooting a very ambitious opening sequence for @besttimeevernph and these two incrediblamazing kids are waiting for me. #grateful" - Instagram

 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on son Patrick: 
"Patrick, I'm so proud of you. You have grown into a great man — physically and mentally — and I can't wait to see what you do next. Congratulations. I love you." - Instagram

Will Smith on son Jaden:
"He is so completely comfortable and confident in who he is and when I look at him, I really admire that." - Interview with The Wrap, Feb. 2016

Johnny Depp on daughter Lily-Rose:
"No matter how grown up she gets, I’ll never stop worrying about her. It’s a father-daughter thing... She’s got a sensible head on her shoulders, and I trust her to lead a sensible, responsible life, but I can’t ever see the day coming when I just switch off to let her make her own way in the world." - Interview with The Daily Mail, Nov. 2015

Bobby Cannavale on son Jake: 
"My eldest son. The kid @jakecannavaleasfuck Isnt he cute? Also, I hate his Instagram name." - Instagram

 

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The Rock on daughter Jasmine: 
"After we feed her, Jasmine just loves looking at daddy's tattoos. I think it helps her digest. Can't wait to one day explain to her what all this means. Chat about her cultures (Samoan, Armenian, African American and Italian). And while these symbols may appear to be primitive, unsophisticated and crude — they're extremely sacred, thousands of years old and very powerful. My mana (strength). Ironically enough the symbol she's fixated on is our ATUA (our God) protected by the small building blocks of my life and then by shark teeth." - Instagram

 

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Kevin Hart on son Hendrix and daughter Heaven:
"I swear nobody makes me laugh more than these two....They are doing their impression of me & @therock ....Look at my sons face! He said & I quote 'Dad I can make all of your faces.'" - Instagram

 

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Justin Timberlake on son Silas: 
"This life... Truly the GREATEST gift ever. Hoping you are spending time with the ones you cherish and remembering that we are ALL family. Sending love from ours to yours. Merry Christmas, everyone!!" - Instagram

David Beckham on Brooklyn Beckham: 
"17 years ago today this little man came into this world and changed our lives in so many ways ... We were given the most precious gift that makes us smile and proud every time he walks through the door... Not so little anymore but look at the smile  HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUST  @brooklynbeckham @victoriabeckham" - Instagram

 

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