Celebrities are often depicted as truly larger-than-life figures. We see them in tabloids and magazines, and their daily lives and actions are constantly under public scrutiny.
However, when you see a celebrity with their kids, you are instantly reminded of that individual’s humanity. There is something about being a dad that changes the way celebrities view the world. In honor of Father’s Day, let’s look at some of the best advice that celebrity dads have given about raising children.
Best Advice from George Foreman: Be the Rock
In a 2006 interview with Esquire, famous heavyweight boxer George Foreman was quoted as saying, “All my sons are named George Foreman. They all know where they came from.” When Foreman was a kid, his mother was separated from his father for a time, which is when he was conceived.
He spent his entire childhood thinking he was the son of someone who was not, in fact, his biological father. He now is very careful to provide a strong support system with his children, making sure they don’t grow up under any false assumptions as he did.
Best Advice from Hugh Jackman: Fall in Love Again
Hugh Jackman is the father to two adopted children. Of his new role as patriarch he has said, “Your marriage goes to a whole new level. You not only fall in love with your wife in a new way, but you’re forced to pull together. You have to become a united front.”
Raising kids has made Jackman fall in love with his wife again. Don’t let the stresses of raising children drive you away from your spouse. Use your shared love for your children as a bond to strengthen the relationship you have always had.
Best Advice from Eminem: Keep Work and Family Separate
Nobody knows more about keeping your home life separate from your work life than Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem. A father of two daughters, the controversial rapper often references his kids in his music. However, he is careful not to bring his aggressive and abrasive stage persona home with him.
He said in 2008, “Not that I don’t guide them at all, because sometimes I do, right from wrong. Hailie’s 12 now, and she still thinks its really bad to stick up your middle finger. I think I’m doing pretty good, with what my music is about and being able to raise little girls at the same time.”
Best Advice from Brad Pitt: Cherish Every Moment
Brad Pitt, the famous father of six, had this to say about being a dad: “Fatherhood is the best thing I ever did. It changes your perspective. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is really the most extraordinary thing I’ve taken on.” Perhaps the best advice is just to appreciate just how great it is to be a dad!
The advice from these famous dads goes to show that sometimes father knows best. Despite living in the limelight, these guys have found a way to make time for their kids and be the best dad they can be.