15 New Celeb Dads Share Their Sweetest Fatherhood Moments So Far

Maressa Brown | Jun 13, 2017 Celebrities

Adam Levine and baby, Mahershala Ali and baby
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Whether they tend to be rather private (think George Clooney) or super-open via social media (take John Legend), our favorite celeb dads are always warming our hearts with their oh-too-real quotes, funny photos, and giggle-worthy videos. You gotta love seeing just how much they adore their kids and hearing about how they're adjusting to life with a baby at home.

Here, 15 famous new fathers -- who totally stole our hearts -- share sweet words, moments, or Instagram posts that perfectly capture #dadlife.

  • Adam Levine

    1

    In September 2016, Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo welcomed their little girl Dusty Rose. "She's unbelievable," the 37-year-old Voice coach told Ellen DeGeneres. "I'm so in love with her. It's crazy." That couldn't be clearer than in this shot Levine shared to Instagram back in November, alongside the caption, "Everything I need is right here. (Beach optional)."

  • Mahershala Ali

    2

    The Moonlight star and winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor welcomed his first child, a baby girl named Bari Najma, in February 2017. Back in May, the proud new dad shared this beautiful photo with his daughter. Love!

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  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    3

    The Dancing with the Stars pro took to Instagram a couple of months after the birth of his son Shai with Peta Murgatroyd to post this adorable babywearing video. Fans likely had no doubt that with two uber-talented dancers for parents, Shai would be getting his groove on sooner rather than later!

  • Cheyenne Jackson

    4

    Sundays can hurt

    A post shared by Cheyenne Jackson (@mrcheyennejackson) on

    The American Horror Story star and his husband Jason Landau became dads of twins this past year, and this video -- in which one of his babes accidentally scratches him -- is just one of many ridiculously cute moments he's shared on social media.

  • George Clooney

    5

    The 56-year-old actor became a dad on June 6 when his wife Amal Clooney gave birth to their twins! The birth announcement hilariously noted: "This morning, Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days."

    Back in 2015, Clooney, who had famously gone on-record saying he didn't think fatherhood was for him, said of being with wife Amal, "All I know is that it sort of changed everything in terms of what I thought my future -- my future personal future -- was going to be. I've always been an optimist about the world. I wasn't always completely optimistic about how it was going to work out personally for me. But now I am." Cheers to that!

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  • John Legend

    6

    Luna likes the new #Time100 cover!

    A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

    Like his wife Chrissy Teigen, new dad John Legend shares tons of heartwarming photos and clips of daughter Luna, whom the couple welcomed in April 2016. In this way-too-adorable video, the now 1-year-old recognizes "Dada" on the cover of Time. Too cute!

  • Adam Shulman

    7

    Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway became first-time parents with the birth of their son Jonathan Rosebanks back in March 2016. "I love changing diapers! It's the best," Shulman told People. "Every aspect of it is amazing. Every day makes me appreciate [Anne] more." Aww!

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  • Nick Carter

    8

    The Backstreet Boys star, who welcomed his first child, Odin, in April 2016, shared this sweet shot back in January with the caption, "Just chillin getting some vitamin D with the little man." Cute! BSB fans must adore how Carter captures and posts everyday moments with his son. 

  • Charles Kelley

    9

    Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley became a dad in February 2016, when his wife Cassie gave birth to their baby boy Ward. In this sweet shot, he and his baby boy look similarly sharp, wishing followers "Happy Easter."

  • Michael Phelps

    10

    The most decorated Olympian of all time became a dad in May 2016. On his son's first birthday, he took to Instagram to share this beautiful shot and wrote, "One year ago.. @mrs.nicolephelps and I had the privilege to welcome @boomerrphelps to this world.... for me it's the best thing that ever happen to me!!" Amazing!

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  • Ryan Lochte

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    Pro swimmer Ryan Lochte became a dad on June 8, 2017! The Olympic medalist took to Instagram to announce his baby boy's birth, and we can't help but tear up reading his emotional words.

  • Seth Meyers

    12

    The SNL alum and late night host became a dad in March 2016, and last year, for Father's Day, he shared this selfie with his little boy Ashe. "I'm crushing my first #fathersday as an honoree," he wrote. Well deserved! Meyers has already dispersed so many great stories and observations about being a dad, like when he said of parenthood, "Most noticeable difference since becoming a dad: I've cried hard TWICE at America's Got Talent this season." Ha!

  • Bradley Cooper

    13

    Although Bradley Cooper has been super-private about his personal life -- and hasn't spoken publicly about welcoming his first child, daughter Lea De Seine, with Irina Shayk in April 2017 -- Ellen DeGeneres couldn't help but joke with him about fatherhood. At least according to Ellen, Cooper's a fantastic dad! "I know you don't want to talk about the baby, but I knew you'd be a good father when I saw you in American Sniper," DeGeneres teased. "Let's show the clip! He's so good with a baby, please watch."

  • Liam Payne

    14

    In March 2017, One Direction singer Liam Payne became a dad to baby boy Bear, sharing this gorgeous shot of himself holding his LO. "My close friends and family know there are very few times when I'm left speechless... wow!" he wrote. "I'm incredibly happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world, it's a moment that I will never forget for the rest of my life and my favourite memory I have so far. I'm completely in awe of his incredible mother and how she has been the whole way through this, she's really made my dreams come true. We haven't named him yet but he's already capturing hearts including mine. I feel very blessed. Happy Mother's Day everyone!"

  • Russell Wilson

    15

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson welcomed daughter Sienna with his wife, Ciara, in April 2017. Of fatherhood, Wilson told Seahawks.com, "It's pretty cool. Obviously, she's growing up fast and it's a blessing. When you see a baby, like life, it's a pretty cool miracle. So Ciara and I are very, very grateful." Wilson was already stepdad to Ciara's son, Future Jr., from a previous relationship.

    "To be able to come home and see little man and also see the new one too as well -- see little Future and see Sienna -- it's really cool just to be around them both," Wilson shared. "He's such a good brother and to be able to see Sienna as well and just see how she grows every day and changes every day when you come home. You've been at work since 5:30 in the morning and you come home midday and there's something different. It's a really cool experience." 

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