To us, a celebrity dad is never hotter than when he's saying sweet things about his wife—with one major exception: when he's talking about what an amazing mother she is, too. Thanksfully, there's no shortage of celebrity dads who publicly gush over their wives as moms, talking about their strength, kindness, and beauty in raising their children. We love these awww-inspiring sentiments from David Beckham, Channing Tatum, and more.
Jared Kushner heaped praise on his wife and the mother of his three children, Ivanka Trump, in a recent issue of Variety celebrating powerful young influencers in New York. “Whether preparing to deliver a speech to tens of millions of people at the Republican National Convention, or teaching our kids to swim, Ivanka defines the phrase ‘hands on,’” Kushner wrote. He added that it’s amazing to witness Trump’s grace under pressure as she help to run multiple businesses, works to “advance substantive policies that will dramatically improve U.S. law in favor of all women, parents and children,” oh, and mother young Arabella, Joseph, and Theordore! Well, we’re impressed, too, Jared!
Okay, Jason Sudeikis gets the adorable dad award. It’s settled. Why? Because the actor recently told People magazine about his pregnant fiancée, Olivia Wilde, that the key to his success as a parent to their 2-year-old son Otis, is, “Just doing it with the right person.” As if that isn’t cute enough, Sudeikis added, “When I look at Olivia and the way that she pulls off all these things — it’s gonna be easy for him to grow up in a house of love and respect because I feel that way about his mom.” Sniff. No, we’re not crying!
When Two Become One, something pretty magical happens—especially for this Posh Spice mom of four. David Beckham and Victoria may have been together for 17 years (and counting) but he's still as smitten as he was when they wore matching denim in the 2000s. He took to Instagram last Mother's Day to say: "17 years ago our brood started and these little ones have the most amazing mummy that they love so much ... And I love her for many reasons but the main one is because she gave me the most amazing children...' We're still swooning a year later, and can't wait to see what he says in 2016.
Fatherhood has definitely changed Prince William, who is now the proud papa to George and Charlotte. In the ITV documentary, When Ant and Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust, he said: "I'm a lot more, um, I'm a lot more emotional that I used to be. I never used to really kind of sort of get too wound up or worried about things." And now, post-becoming a dad, he says, "...the smallest little things, I can feel, you well up a little bit more and you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father, just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective, the idea of not being around to see your children grow up." And how about his partner in royal parenthood, Kate Middleton? He gushed, saying, "Catherine has been doing an amazing job as a mother, and I am very proud of her."
With his accent, sweet Instagram, and his love for his wife, we're not sure Hugh Jackman could get any more attractive. During an interview with YourTango, he talked about his wife of 20 years, Deborra-Lee Furness saying: She's the greatest. I'm one of the lucky ones. She's very wise, a great actress, and a great wife and mother. Did you see her host 'The View?' She does it all. I'm really proud of her." But it's not just that interview that has him smitten, it's each time he talks about his personal life. On Ellen earlier this year, he said, "She's the greatest thing that ever happened to me and it gets better and better. And I'm kind of really grateful that I met [her] before anything kind of happened because everything that's happened in my career and on screen, off screen—we've always done it together."
One of country's cutest—and longest—marriages, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have a lot of love for one another. Even after 20 years, he still swooning over her. During an interview with E! News he talked about how happy (and thankful) he feels for his family: "We just think about how much we love our family, how much we love our life together, growing old together, once your kids grow up. We feel pretty happy in the life that we've built together and the community we live in and the way we live our lives." Did we mention he teared up while saying it?
When his wife Jenna gave birth to their daughter Everly, actor Channing Tatum couldn't believe her strength. In his cover story article for Vanity Fair, he said, "It was crazy. You feel helpless. We like to think of ourselves as big, strong men, and we could handle whatever situation. And reality is [that women] are so much stronger than we could ever be. There's a reason why we weren't given that job, evolutionary or whatever. My wife, she's a warrior. She did it as natural as you can. [As a man], you're basically a cheerleader. 'Come on, baby. You can do it.' I would've tapped out in the first." We'd like to give him hubby of the year for calling his wife a warrior - because let's be real, childbirth is definitely a battle.
When you think about Mila Kunis' and Ashton Kutcher romance story, it's kind of incredible: he was her first kiss, they dated other people, but somehow ended up together. That's why his sweet sentiment about his wife and the mom to their daughter, Wyatt is so special. While on Ellen, he teared up talking about how incredible Mila is, saying, "She's the greatest mum. Like, I go to work everyday and I come home and she's just perfect and it seems like everything went amazing [with the baby]."Swoon!
With so many children in their pack, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have to be supportive of each other to make it work, right? Not only are they there for one another, but during a difficult time with Angelina's discovery she carried the breast cancer gene, BRCA1, they took extra time to make sure the kids weren't scared about the process. Brad gushed about his wife's devotion to the children in WSJ magazine, saying, "When Angie has a day off, the first thing she does is get up and take the kids out. This is the most important 'to do' of the day. No matter how tired she might be, she plans outings for each and all. She has an incredible knack for inventing crazy experiences for them, something new, something fresh. I may be the bigger goof of the pair, but she invents the stage."