Our Favorite Same-Sex Celebrity Parents
White Collar star Matt Bomer has three children -- Kit, 9, and twins Henry and Walker, 6, -- with partner Simon Halls. In 2012, the father of three and role model won the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Bomer is also a cool dad -- he lets his three boys dress however they'd like, in order to "cultivate their own sense of expression in the world." We can't wait to see how their style evolves!
Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels and her partner Heidi Rhoades are proud parents to Lukensia, 3, whom they adopted from Haiti, and a son Phoenix, 1. The fitness guru and fun mom can't wait until Phoenix is out of diapers so they can do exciting activities such as Brazilian Jujitsu. As for Lukensia, Michaels is already teaching her about positive body image. "We talk about role models for her, like Beyonce," Michaels told Redbook.
Neil Patrick Harris
How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris shares parenting duties of his 3-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon, with partner David Burtka. The cool poppa told People that his family has a "Magic Room" in their home where they do circus tricks together. Harris also relishes that calmer moments he has with the twins. "I love reading books to them...I use different voices. I like moments of quiet connection -- like giving them back scratches," he told People.
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Last August, Today host Jenna Wolfe welcomed a baby girl, Harper Estelle, with partner Stephanie Gosk. The refreshingly honest Wolfe has opened up about some real mom issues like the struggle to get in shape after Baby and dealing with diaper blowout on her Today.com blog. Wolfe was said she was overwhelmed when she brought Harper home sans-instruction manual and heartbroken when she spent the first night away from little Harper. Celebrity moms: They're just like us!
Sixty-six year-old music legend Elton John may be a latecomer to fatherhood, but he's thrilled that he and partner David Furnish are parents to sons Zachary, 3, and Elijah, 2. "Having the children is just the icing on the cake," John told New York Daily News. The down-to-earth dad of two wants to make sure his kids stay grounded. "I've already decided that they are going to have to work for their pocket money, they will have to do gardening, weeding whatever," John told the Daily Mail.
Cynthia Nixon's character on Sex and the City, Miranda, might have been ambivalent about having kids, but in real life, Nixon knew that she wanted them from the beginning, she told More magazine. The couple has a three-year-old son, Max, and also raise Nixon's two children from a previous relationship, Samantha, 18, and Charles, 12. These days, she and wife Christine Marinoni are busy raising the three kids on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Perez Hilton may track celebrities' every move on his popular blog, but when it came to the birth of his son, Mario Armando Lavadeira III, he kept quiet until Baby arrived last February. Hilton now occasionally writes about his parenting experiences alongside the latest Hollywood gossip. The controversial blogger says that parenting has softened him a bit. "I'll just start crying when I think of my son sometimes," Hilton told New York magazine.
Pop star Ricky Martin has his hands full with 5-year old twins Matteo and Valentino, but he couldn't enjoy it any more. Martin is open about his overwhelming love for his two boys. "I don't want to sound cliché, another father talking about unconditional love, but man, that's the way it is. You hear it all the time, but when you feel this other branch of love getting stronger and stronger every day, it's just amazing," Martin told Parade magazine.
J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons is a fashion inspiration and seriously cool. She curates J.Crew's popular "Jenna's Picks" and is frequently asked to attend the hottest fashion events. When she's not in the office, Lyons is likely with her partner Courtney Crangi and her son Beckett, 7. "My evening life revolves around Legos and hide-and-seek," Lyons told Harper's Bazaar.
Singer, actor, and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken came out and announced the arrival of his son Parker, now 5, on the cover of People magazine in 2008. The hands-on father, who co-parents Parker with friend Jaymes Foster, is a huge part of his son's life. "It was probably a week before [the baby's mother] had to change a diaper at all!" he told Entertainment Tonight in 2008.
Last December, actress Maria Bello shared her modern family with the world in a New York Times piece. Bello has a 12-year-old son Jackson from her former relationship with Dan McDermott, and is now dating Clare Munn. Though she was nervous to tell Jackson about Munn, her son was very accepting. "Mom, love is love, whatever you are," he said according to Bello's article. Now that's a loving family.