This year, father’s day offered a rare opportunity (in 2020, at least) for optimism and celebration. Yesterday, celebs took the opportunity to offer some positivity by sharing their most adorable and heartfelt messages to their children, their father figures, and to the fathers who have passed away.
Will Smith shared a heartwarming story about becoming a dad, Kim Kardashian dropped yet another Louvre-worthy family photo, and Lil Baby woke up to an acrobat in his pool. Find the best celebrity Father’s Day messages below.
After keeping his son, Adonis secret, Drake is now leaning into his role as a proud, Insta-happy dad. This Father’s Day he shared a rare picture of his 2-year old.
Drake also used his Instagram Story to give a shout out to some of the positive male role models in his life. He sent love to his “biggest inspiration,” Jamie Foxx, and went on to praise LeBron James, Snoop Dogg, and Charles Oakley for showing him how to be a good father.
Drake also thanked some of his music industry mentors, including J Prince and Birdman before giving a heartfelt message to Lil Wayne. “@liltunechi You are my brother but you, raised me so Happy Father’s Day I love u g forever.”
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Lil Baby woke up to an extravagant Father’s Day production in his back yard. Jayda Cheaves, the mother of his son Loyal, coordinated a giant “#1 DAD” sign, a band playing Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It,” an acrobat inside of a bubble dancing in the pool, a massage area, and a pedicure station.
Kylie & Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have been known to go big on just about every occasion and milestone, but this year the beauty mogul posted a simple “happy father’s day 💙” message along with pictures of Scott and daughter Stormi with cookies and balloons.
Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late husband in her Instagram Story. “Happy Father’s Day to the BEST daddy in the world,” she wrote of Kobe Bryant, “We miss you so much. We love you forever and always.”
During the Father’s Day episode of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk, Will Smith opened about “the real weight of parenting” and revisited rare videos of his early days of fatherhood.
Smith told Pinkett about bringing his first child home after he was born. “I brought him home, we put him in the bassinet, it was like stark terror,” he recalled. “I’m totally responsible for this life. I couldn’t stop going and checking. I just cried so hard. It makes me teary right now.”
Find more celebrity father’s day posts below.