The Sweetest Things Celeb Dads Have Said About Their Daughters

When we first saw Ashton Kutcher, he was playing a dimwitted, goofy, wildly handsome high schooler in a little TV phenomenon called That 70's Show. Blink, and now he's sitting in late-night armchairs getting bleary-eyed while speaking about his daughter with Mila Kunis. We've seen these celebrity dads grow from prodigal rappers, like Kanye West, and boyish actors, like Matt Damon, to fathers over-the-moon for their daughters. We've never felt so old.
These committed, enthusiastic parents take an active role in fatherhood. They'll discuss changing diapers, rocking their daughters to sleep using rock music, and anticipating crying during their daughter's high school graduation. Most of all, they're all dumbfounded by how fatherhood has changed their lives forever.
In honor of Father's Day, let's give a shout-out to all the awesome fathers, father figures, guardians, grandpas, and role models in our lives. We bet they'd go on Ellen to talk about us if they could.
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Matt Damon

When asked about the experience of being the father to four daughters, Damon told Parade Magazine, "The only way I can describe it — it sounds stupid, but — at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it's just full all the time."
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Kanye West

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Kim Kardashian said her husband Kanye West's "face lights up when he's with our daughter."

Though he tends to be tight-lipped, West said, "I'm going to support her in whatever she wants to do."
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John Legend

"It's a different kind of love," Legend told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show soon after his daughter Luna was born. "It's very pure, it's unconditional, but they haven't earned it yet. They didn't do anything, they just exist and you love them completely, but it's not built on anything other than their existence."
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Channing Tatum

It's clear Tatum's head-over-heels for Everly, his daughter with Jenna Dewan. "She has better taste in music than I do," he told Ellen DeGeneres with awe. "She will only fall asleep to really good music."

Tatum also has big dreams for Everly's future. He published a letter to his daughter in Cosmo. "My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be," he wrote.
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Ashton Kutcher

When his wife, Mila Kunis, was pregnant with their son, Kutcher told Seth Meyers, "I was actually hoping for a girl because, first of all, our first girl is unbelievable."

Also, having another girl would have helped Kutcher fulfill his dreams of having a giant family.

"If we had a girl second, [Mila] might give me one more shot to have another boy. And now I don’t know. She might cut me off. I want like 12 of them. We haven’t discussed it yet. But we’re very excited and very happy," he said.
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Chris Hemsworth

Hemsworth is definitely devoted to his daughter, India Rose.

When a bakery was no longer able to make India a birthday cake, Hemsworth stepped in to make the T-Rex cake himself.

During an appearance on Ellen, he also described supporting his daughter — no matter her desires.
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Ryan Reynolds

During Reynold's interview with David Letterman, he described just how deeply he loved his wife, Blake Lively, in the moments after she gave birth.

He went on to say, "I could never love anyone the way I love you, I used to tell my wife. And then the second I looked in that baby's eyes, in that exact moment, that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby."

Well, we didn't see that coming.

Reynolds continues to troll fatherhood with tweets like, "Went to Disneyland because my daughter's obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She was so excited when I got home and told her."
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John Kraskinski

A father to daughters Hazel and Violet, Krasinski told Larry King that fatherhood is the greatest thing that's happened to him.

"When Hazel gives a hug to Violet, right there in that moment you can see this huge relationship that will last much longer than I’m’s so beautiful," Krasinski told People.
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Barack Obama

The former president has always gushed about his daughters, Sasha and Malia. "They are wonderful girls. They’re smart and funny but, most importantly, they’re kind," he told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.

Obama became especially emotional during the time of Malia's high school gradation.

"I'm going to be sitting [at the ceremony] with dark glasses, sobbing. She’s one of my best friends. It’s going to be hard for me not to have her around all the time, but she’s ready to go. She’s just a really smart, capable person and she’s ready to make her own way," he told Ellen DeGeneres.
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Jimmy Fallon

Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, have two daughters.

"I didn’t think it was going to be this fun,” he told People after his first was born. “But everything just gets heightened when you have a baby. The volume gets turned up on life. I never knew I could be this happy, and that’s the truth.”
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Lenny Kravitz

Kravitz's daughter Zoe is all grown up with an amazing career of her own, but that doesn't stop her dad from raving abut her.

"We talk about everything, but she is a very smart girl. She probably advises me way more than I advise her! She is very, very perceptive," he told Us Weekly.
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Here's even more fatherly love.

If you're anything like us, you never tire of hearing celebrity dads wax poetic about their daughters.
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