It is a commonly-acknowledged truth that handsome men become even more desirable once they’ve sired children. Call it simple human biology, call it attraction to someone who has their shit together — either way, the DILF phenomenon is very real.
Thankfully, there are some high-profile, handsome baby-daddies out there for us to ogle unapologetically. Because the only thing that’s better than a hot dad is a hot CELEBRITY dad. (With my luck, that phrase will somehow end up carved on my epitaph).
Here is just a smattering of the sexiest famous dads out there, so you can indulge your fantasies and domesticity at the same time. But, be forewarned: you may need to drink a glass of water before proceeding.
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1. Chris Hemsworth
Thor has a 4-year-old daughter, named India (very Gone With The Wind of you, Chris!) and two-year-old twin boys named Sasha and Tristan. Their whole family is beautiful, and yes, it’s disgusting.
2. David Beckham
Becks has four kids with Victoria Beckham (who we all know as Posh Spice, because, as far as I am concerned, that is her real name): Brooklyn (17), Romeo (13), Cruz (11), and Harper (5). I believe that is a metric shit-ton of good genes.
3. Idris Elba
Elba is the proud dad of daughter Isan (14) and son Winston (1). And, judging from the way Isan totally slays on the red carpet, this apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
4. Tom Brady
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has three little ones: John (9), whom he had with former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, and Benjamin (6) and Vivian (3), whom he had with supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen (because it is legally required that football players marry supermodels).
5. Max Greenfield
New Girl star Max Greenfield has a two kids with wife Tess Sanchez: daughter Lily (6) and son Ozzie (1). And, judging from his antics as Schmidt, he’s probably a pretty adorable dad.
6. Matt Damon
Matt Damon has a million kids. Okay, not really, but he has three, and that’s close enough. Damon and wife Luciana Barroso have three (extremely cute) daughters: Isabella (10), Gia (8), and Stella (5). Fortunately, Jason Bourne is used to accomplishing impossible tasks, so juggling three kids shouldn’t be a problem.
7. Mark Duplass
Indie darling Mark Duplass and wife Katie Aselton have two daughters together: Molly (8), and Ora (2). And yes, you are correct — they both starred in The League, which makes them extra awesome.
8. Chris Pratt
This goofy fool-turned-heartthrob has a 3-year-old son, named Jack, with wife, Anna Faris. And, judging from his portrayal of Andy on Parks and Recreation, Pratt is probably one of the most ridiculously fun dads around.
9. Mark Wahlberg
Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham have four kids together: Ella (12), Michael (10), Brendan (7), and Grace (6). And yes, his kids are probably the only people who can get away with calling him “Marky Mark.”
10. Paul Rudd
In addition to being an almost-annoyingly-winning combination of handsome and funny, Paul Rudd is also a devoted dad (*Aww*). He has two kids with wife Julie Yaeger: Jack (10), and Darby (6).
11. Will Smith
I mean, there’s a pretty decent chance you are already overly-familiar with Will Smith and his family, but in case you’re not — Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have an 18-year-old son named Jaden (who tweets weird shit), and a 15-year-old daughter named Willow (who whips her hair back ‘n forth). Smith also has a 23-year-old son named Trey from a previous marriage.
12. Matthew McConaughey
In addition to driving Lincolns in an excessively pensive manner and describing time as a “flat circle,” McConaughey is also a family man. He and wife Camila Alves have three kids together: Levi (8), Vida (6), and Livingston (3).
13. Ben Affleck
Matt Damon’s lesser half (yes, I have an opinion and I am VOICING IT) is the father to three kids with (estranged) wife Jennifer Garner: Violet (10), Seraphina (7), and Samuel (4).
14. Mario Lopez
Television host (and Saved By The Bell heartthrob) Mario Lopez has two children with wife Courtney Mazza: Gia (6), and Dominic (3). It is clear that Dominic has already inherited his dad’s killer hairstyle.
15. Adam Scott
The Parks and Recreation and Party Down star is married to Naomi Scott, and the couple have a son, Graham, and a daughter, Frankie — and it’s pretty clear from this pic that Graham is a basically a miniature Adam and Frankie is a miniature Naomi.
16. Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom has a child?? I honestly had no idea. The British pirate-elf has a 5-year-old son named Flynn with supermodel Miranda Kerr. You can tell from above that Flynn has already mastered his photoshoot pout.
17. Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs and former wife Idina Menzel have a 7-year-old son together named Nathaniel — and like, holy shit, if his parents are any indicator, this kid is going to be ridiculously talented.
18. Channing Tatum
Sometimes it seems like it would just be easier if Channing Tatum stopped being charming, but HE NEVER STOPS. Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan have a 3-year-old daughter named Everly (who, I’m guessing, is going to be fairly light on her toes, thanks to her dancing parents).
19. Tom Hardy
In addition to being bizarre, sexy and notoriously temperamental, Tom Hardy is a father of two: 8-year-old Louis, born to Hardy and then-girlfriend Rachael Speed, and a 10-month-old baby (whose named has yet to be released to the media) with wife Charlotte Riley.
Above is a rare shot of Tom Hardy being bested by Batman (you’re welcome).