Celebrity Men Who Took On Daddy Duty Soon After Falling For Famous Women With Kids
Over the weekend, tons of images of baby Future and Russell Wilson hugging at a training camp sparked an Internet-wide debate about Ciara’s decision to have her new man around her son. But Wilson isn’t the first guy to date a famous woman with kids and want to play poppa. Was it too soon for these celebs to take over daddy duty or is it a good thing?
We may as well begin with the photo that started it all. Ciara may be getting criticized for allowing her son get close to a man who’s not his father, but many women are wondering why no one had anything to say when Ciara was playing stepmom to Future’s brood soon after they met. Double standards or nah?
Speaking of photos that might make a father jealous, Tim Leissner was spotted in these images captured by paparazzi of Kimora and her kids on vacation. They were taken shortly after Simmons started seriously seeing the financier. Was this a fun family photo or a good reason for Russell Simmons and Djimon Hounsou to be mad?
Question: Do fans only get mad when the real father is obviously in the picture? I don’t remember any feathers getting ruffled when Diddy stepped up to play stepdad for Kim Porter’s son Quincy. Diddy has continued to be there for Quincy, even after he Porter split.
Gabriel Aubry’s feathers got so ruffled when Olivier Martinez stepped up to be there for Nahla that the two men came to blows over the holiday! It didn’t end well for Aubryface…
Goldie Hawn’s ex Bill Hudson is still so salty about Kurt Russell’s relationship with his daughter Kate and son Oliver that his relationship with his kids is in shambles. Kate and Oliver wished him “Happy Abandonment Day” on Father’s Day while celebrating with Russell.
Kate Hudson, her son Ryder, his dad, Chris Robinson, and Matt Bellamy (the father of Hudson’s other son, Bingham) are often spotted out together. Everyone has been able to get along and keep the peace for the sake of the kids.
Matt Damon was applauded when he took little Alexia Barroso under his wing after meeting her mom while she was waiting tables. Damon has been playing super stepdad ever since he married Barroso’s mom, Luciana.
Brad Pitt formally adopted Maddox — whom Angelina Jolie adopted while she was still married to Billy Bob Thornton — years before they tied the knot (and went on to adopt daughter Zahara and son Pax). And since Thornton and Jolie split soon after Maddox’s adoption, I don’t imagine he had much to say about Pitt’s involvement in the child’s life.
Now a stepmom, Caitlyn Jenner took on the entire Kardashian clan (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Jr.) while dating (and after eventually marrying) Kris Jenner.
Is adoption the way to prove you’re serious about starting a family with the woman you love? Harrison Ford stepped up to the plate when he adopted Calista Flockhart’s son just a year after they started dating and eight years before he and Flockhart finally tied the knot.
Leon Robinson seems cool about Peter Thomas playing stepdad to he and Cynthia Bailey’s daughter, Noelle. Even if he does occasionally drop by the set of Real Housewives of Atlanta to check in.
If there’s an award for real dads being cool with stepdads, then Bruce Willis should win. Despite his ex-wife moving on to a hot young actor, Willis always seemed to embrace the situation with open arms. And now that Kutcher and Moore are divorced, Kutcher still keeps in contact with the girls — just more as a big brother than a dad.
Daniel Craig may serve up serious Bond face, but he’s a softy when it comes to kids. When he and Rachel Weisz secretly married in 2001, he became stepdad to her son, Henry. But since their relationship with Weisz slightly overlapped her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky, I imagine there were a few more salty feelings than the couple cared to reveal.