While everyone has heard the term MILF applied to mothers who manage to keep looking hot after they have children, the word DILF is perhaps less commonly used. Sure, dads don’t have to regain their pre-baby body, and don’t undergo physical transformations like mothers do during and after child bearing. However, dads (at least dads who are around) still have to get up in the middle of the night, help feed their kid and dodge flying projectiles, etc. With all the work they do around the house, they’re bound to get a few bags under their eyes as well.
Celebrity dads are a bit of a different breed. Yes, they often have even longer hours than the typical 9-5 when they’re shooting for a production. However, because of their busy schedules (and because many celeb dads have partners who are also in the entertainment industry and have similarly crazy hours) many end up hiring help to make things a little bit easier. Still, between juggling work and family, it’s undoubtedly tough, which makes it all the more admirable that these dads have managed to stay sexy year after year.
They’re like fine wines – these dads just get better with age.
Here are 12 of the hottest celebrity dads.
12 David Beckham
David Beckham has been one half of one of Britain’s most beloved celebrity couples, Posh and Becks, for over 15 years. While happily married to his wife Victoria, the duo have four children together, and David only seems to get better with age. Sure he has a few more wrinkles and a few more gray hairs scattered throughout his scruff, but it just adds to his sex appeal. Perhaps over 2 decades staying in shape for his time on the soccer field is to credit for staying so slim and trim. He’s retired now, but somehow we don’t think he’s going to compromise that body he worked so hard to maintain for years. After all, he’s a frequent star in advertisements where he only wears his underwear – he needs to stay at his peak shape.
11 Mario Lopez
If you go to Mario Lopez’ house, there about a 90% chance that you’ll see a time machine. At least, that seems to be the only explanation for why he hasn’t appeared to age in about twenty years! Lopez was thrust into the spotlight in the early 1990s as the lovable wrestler A.C. Slater on the popular show Saved by the Bell. While he’s had a few acting roles since then, his attention has shifted lately towards hosting duties – and he definitely rivals any celebs he’s interviewing on the hotness scale. Lopez is a huge fitness enthusiast, which helps explain why he’s maintained such a great physique in the age of the dad bod. He has two children with wife, Courtney.
10 Chris Hemsworth
Thor has children? You bet. Chris Hemsworth married Spanish actress/model Elsa Pataky in 2010, and the couple have since had three children: a daughter, India Rose, and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha. He’s managed to balance his growing family and his exploding career impeccably, showing up on red carpets to promote his role in countless Marvel movies and then going home to help change diapers. Becoming a dad has definitely not jeopardized his hotness factor whatsoever – in fact, he was named People magazine’s sexiest man alive just last year. Anyone who takes a look at Hemsworth on screen will definitely agree that he’s a DILF.
9 Matt Bomer
Actor Matt Bomer has received accolades for his meaty role in The Normal Heart, but it’s a far fluffier movie that’s got him receiving attention for his physical assets more than his acting chops. Bomer is one of the guys who joined Channing Tatum in the stripper hit Magic Mike, and he definitely caught a lot of people’s attention with his chiseled abs and dance moves. While he’s been building his Hollywood career, he’s also been building a family with partner Simon Halls. The duo have three children together via surrogacy. Even co-star Channing Tatum has admitted to getting lost in Matt Bomer’s captivating eyes, but let’s be serious – the abs definitely don’t hurt either.
8 Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan, an Irish actor, had several smaller supporting roles in films since his career began about ten years ago, and then he managed to land a pretty big fish – the role of Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ popular 50 Shades of Grey series. Almost immediately, everyone was scrambling to find out everything they could about Dornan. Unfortunately for many Mr. Grey fans, they also found out he was taken – he married wife Amelia Warner, an actress and musician, in 2013 and they have one child together. While he keeps it under wraps for his role as the American Christian Grey, Dornan's Irish accent definitely adds to his DILF factor. Who doesn't love an accent?
7 Josh Duhamel
North Dakota-born Josh Duhamel got his start as a model, and that’s basically all you need to know about his looks. His textbook tall, dark and handsome appearance led to his first role, which was on soap opera All My Children. He wasn’t content to stay in the soap sphere, and began expanding into roles in both television and movies. His first big leading man role in a film was in Win A Date with Tad Hamilton!, where he played…pretty much himself, a handsome actor. While many expected him to end up with a gorgeous actress, he looked past the silver screen and found wife Stacy Ferguson – you’d probably know her as Fergie. The duo have one child together, Axl, and Duhamel continues to look as handsome as the day he broke into the Hollywood scene.
6 Will Smith
Will Smith is 46 years old. Let that sink in for a moment. Smith got his start on the popular 1990s television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a role he’s still proud of – he’ll even bust out the iconic theme song rap every now and then for delighted audiences. He made the move from television to film and has starred in countless blockbuster hits since then. By his side since the late 1990s has been Jada Pinkett Smith, and the two have three children together. That’s right –three. Pretty much everyone who’s a fan of pop culture knows his children Jaden and Willow, who have both tried their hand in the entertainment industry, but they also have an older child named Willard who keeps a lower profile.
5 Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinze Jr. was one of the biggest heartthrobs in the 1990s, starring in flicks like She’s All That and I Know What You Did Last Summer. It was on the set of the Scooby Doo films that he met his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, best known for her role as the badass Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The two have been together for over a decade – which is basically a century in Hollywood years – and have two children together. They’re an adorable family, and Freddie only seems to be getting better with age – his clean-cut, close-cropped hair is starting to get a few shakes of salt and pepper, but it only adds to his appeal. Plus, he seems like an adorable father, based on what Sarah Michelle Gellar says in interviews about him.
4 Ricky Martin
Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin burst into the scene with his smash hit “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” and immediately became an international sex symbol thanks to his thrusting dance moves and sultry voice. However, women around the world were devastated when he revealed after quite some time in the spotlight that he was, in fact, gay, as has been speculated for years. However, Martin didn’t let his sexuality stop him from having children, and had twin boys via a surrogate. His sons, Valentino and Matteo, apparently love the whirlwind life on tour and are always by Martin’s side when he’s travelling the world.
3 Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt, his wife Anna Faris, and their son Jack are quite possibly one of the cutest families in Hollywood. Whether they’re sharing selfies from the cottage or posing together on the red carpet, their love for each other is completely evident. Pratt’s DILF status provides fans the best of both worlds – when he’s not training for a role, he rocks the dad bod, and when he’s getting in shape for a character, he rocks the ripped 6-pack abs. Whatever your preference, there’s a Pratt for you – although he doesn’t have eyes for anyone except Anna. As the son of two hilarious parents, Jack will probably have a wicked sense of humor when he’s older.
2 Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum has become a chick flick staple, starring in films such as The Vow, Step Up, She’s The Man and more. In fact, it was on the set of Step Up that he met the wife and mother of his future child, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The couple have a daughter named Everly. If you’ve seen the trailers for the second in the series where he plays a certain magical stripper, Magic Mike XXL, you’ll know exactly why he earns a spot on a list of the hottest DILFs in Hollywood – just look at him! He got into phenomenal shape for the movie, but let’s be honest – when have you seen a photo of Channing without a solid set of abs? His daughter’s birth just moves him from hot guy to sexy dad.
1 Ryan Reynolds
Canadian cutie Ryan Reynolds and blonde bombshell Blake Lively recently had a baby together – and their daughter, James, will probably be one of the most attractive people to ever walk this planet. I mean, look at her parents – those are some amazing genes. Reynolds has topped countless ‘hottest in Hollywood’ lists, and his status as a dad doesn’t change anything about his hot factor. In fact, his obvious devotion to his new little family only makes him sexier. There are a lot of Canadian imports who make their way into Hollywood, but Reynolds is without doubt one of the best.