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The Fatherhood Connection: Celebrity Dads Combine Parenting and Fame

Magazine article Ebony

The Fatherhood Connection: Celebrity Dads Combine Parenting and Fame

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Rappers-turned-actors Will Smith and Ludacris are also dutiful dads when not creating great music and starring in memorable movies roles. Smith, with daughter Willow, 6, and son Jaden, 8, and Ludacris, with daughter Karma, 5, enjoy a "daddy day" at the Kids' Choice Awards.

WHAT could be cooler for a child than to have a famous dad? Answer: Having a celebrity father who spends quality time with his children. Our roundup of famous fathers includes one filmmaker, an R&B superstar, three rappers, an Academy Award winner and several well-known actors. We've captured these famous fathers hanging out with their children at a variety of locations--one even while preparing for Oscar night.

AVANT Singer

At 27 years old, Avant (full name Myron Avant) is already an R&B star. That doesn't stop him from being a responsible parent to son Chase. The entertainer offers this tip. "Being a good father means taking time to be with your children, willing to listen and learn, having patience and being open-minded."


The baritone-voiced actor and star of the television series The Unit has another major role, the role of being a father. He is joined by his son Charles at the NAACP Freedom Fund Gala.

CHRIS TUCKER Comedian/Actor

It's not uncommon to see Chris Tucker's 8-year-old son, Destin Christopher, accompanying his father at major events. Tucker once said about fatherhood: "It's just great to have a son and a kid, just a different type of feeling, a different type of love toward a kid. …

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