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While it could be assumed that all fathers-to-be would love to hear that their baby will be a boy, so their names live on, some dads are actually delighted to be fathers of adorable little girls. A girl's bond with her dad is like no other, and it is often her first example of what love should be like. 

Scientifically, having daughters also helps improve a man's career, extends his lifespan, and makes him a better husband. A 2017 study from Harvard Business School showed that a man's brains react differently when parenting little girls and makes him more empathetic. 

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The passing of Kobe Bryant in January 2020 inspired a trend on social media of fathers proudly claiming their titles of being a "Girl Dad." The trend came about after an ESPN anchor Ellen Duncan shared a story of meeting the basketball star and him bragging about his love of raising daughters. The athlete had four little girls, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri, and although people often questioned if he and his wife, Vanessa Bryant, would continue trying for a boy, he seemed more than satisfied with being surrounded by his girls. 

There are so many other celebrity dads who have nothing but daughters and they seem totally happy about it. Barack Obama, Alex Rodriguez, and The Rock are just some superstar dads who are more than proud of their little girls. Scroll through to see which other dads are the definition of being a #GirlDad.

Kobe Bryant was more than proud of his girls. 1

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The basketball star might have no had a son who would follow his legacy, but he was sure that his daughter Gianna would be the future of women's basketball. Gigi, who also died in the helicopter crash with her dad in January 2020, was following in her dad's footsteps with the sport. Videos and photos of Kobe with his other three daughters showed how much he beamed whenever he spent time with his four girls.


Barack Obama is the dad of two girls. 2

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Malia and Sasha Obama practically grew up in front of our eyes and a smile usually spread across his face whenever they were around. They were just little girls when they entered the White House with the former president and now they're all grown up. 


Alex Rodriguez is wonderful as a dad. 3

The former baseball star is often gushing and bragging about his love for his two girls, Ella and Natasha. He shared a tweet following the Kobe news, writing: "I'm so proud and lucky to be a #GirlDad. ❤️❤️."

Jimmy Fallon is a proud father of two. 4

The comedian has two daughters with wife Nancy. His little girls, Frances and Winnie, are the prettiest and we definitely see them running that household with their cuteness. 


Matt Damon's house is run by girls. 5

Matt Damon's house is run by girls.

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The actor has a full house filled with women. He and his wife have three daughters together, and she has a daughter from a previous marriage that he considers his own. That means he's not afraid to take on more responsibilities, like a real man! 


Bruce Willis had all girls. 6

Bruce Willis had all girls.

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The actor welcomed three girls during his marriage to Demi Moore. Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout were products of that marriage, but he also welcomed Evelyn and Mabel during his second marriage. He has a total of five baby girls. Lucky man!


Adam Sandler has two little ones! 7

Adam Sandler has two little ones!

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The funny guy and his wife Jackie are proud parents to two daughters, Sunny and Sadie. If his parenting is anything like he is in the movies, the girls are alright!

Jaime Foxx is a dad of two. 8

Jaime Foxx is a dad of two.

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The actor knows that his little girls make for the best plus ones. Corinne Foxx and Annalise Bishop often attend award shows with their famous dad!


Russell Simmons is the dad to two gorgeous girls. 9

His marriage to Kimora Lee Simmons resulted in the births of Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Simmons. The two young ladies are beyond beautiful and following in their mom's modeling footsteps. Their dad is their biggest fan.

Judd Apatow's daughters are full of talent. 10

Judd Apatow's daughters are full of talent.

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The director and his wife, Leslie Mann, are the parents to Maude and Iris Apatow. The little ones began acting in their parents' movies from a young age and are now starting careers of their own. He must be so proud!


Travis Scott adores his Stormi. 11

The rapper became a dad in February 2018 when his then-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, gave birth to their first child--a little girl named Stormi. The little one always looks beyond happy whenever her dad is around.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one heck of a dad. 12

The actor has three girls and couldn't love that responsibility any more. He often shares photos of himself spending time with his girls, letting them paint his nails, having tea parties, and just being the best dad.


Ryan Gosling knows a thing or two about girls. 13

Ryan Gosling knows a thing or two about girls.

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The actor is in a home full of girls! Ryan and partner Eva Mendes welcomed two daughters together--Esmeralda and Amada--and he's often spotted running errands with them by his side.

Juan Soler's daughters are the prettiest. 14

The actor and his wife Maki made some beautiful daughters together. They are parents to Mía and Azul, and the family of four is adorable. 


Lorenzo Méndez has two daughters. 15

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The singer is a proud dad to two cute girls named Kaitlyn and Victoria. His wife, Chiquis Rivera, has a great relationship with them and even if he's not with their mother, he is still a part of their lives.

José Luis Rodríguez has three gorgeous daughters. 16

El Puma is the dad to three ladies, Genesis Rodriguez, Liliana Rodríguez, and Lilibeth Morillo. How lucky is he to be surrounded by so much love?


Gabriel Soto is the most awesome dad. 17

We love to see his relationship with his two kids, Elissa Marie and Miranda Alexa. Even if his split from their mom Geraldine Bazan has been a bit messy, he has made it a point to be present for them no matter what. 

Pedro Fernández has three daughters! 18

Pedro Fernández has three daughters!


There is nothing but girls in the Fernandez household. The singer is a dad to daughters Gema Guadalupe, Karina Fernández, and Osmara. That is a home full of love.


Aaron Díaz feels blessed to have his girls. 19

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The actor is the lucky dad to two beautiful little girls. Regina and Erin definitely got some great genes from their handsome dad! 

Raúl De Molina's daughter is his pride and joy. 20

The Gordo y La Flaca host is the dad to his little girl, Mia. She is his only child and ever since she was born, she has been the center of his world.