Chris Martin and daughter Apple, 13 months. "There’s normally an ‘A’ there," he says, referring to his palm, where he often scrawls messages. But he’s not always so subtle: Martin has said that on his new album, X&Y, fatherhood made him "want to sing louder about life."
Seal and daughter Leni, 13 months."My favorite time is really, really early, when she gets up…I give her a bottle, we go to the computer and start working." Wife Heidi says,"I love him as a father. He does everything. When people ask me, ‘Does he change the diapers?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah!’ (Editor’s note-People referred to Leni as his stepdaughter, but I think we all can agree that he is much more of a father to her than her actual dad-therefore, I took out the step. Heidi refers to Seal as Leni’s father. Hopefully this edit made things clearer, since they were being misunderstood before.)
Tom Cruise and daughter Isabella, 12. (Also has son Connor, 10-both children were adopted by he and ex wife Nicole Kidman.)"There were times that I was about ready to say ‘Action,’ " War of the Worlds director Steven Spielberg says, "and the phone rang. If it was Tom’s kids, everything stopped for that."
Jude Law, daughter Iris, 4, and son Rudy, 2. Son Rafferty, 8, is missing from the photo."[The births of my children] gave me a very vital and grounding ingredient to being an actor," says Jude. "I come from a big, happy family. It was a security for me as a kid and now as a dad."
Colin Farrell and son James, 21 months. Colin calls fatherhood "the best job I’ll ever land." "I have a beautiful son-As long as I can be with him and he always knows where his dad is, and I can go work as well, I’m fine." Plus, says an old school pal, "(Colin’s) eyes go all gooey-gooey when he speaks about being a dad. It’s not the vodka talking."
Ryan Phillippe and daughter Ava, 5. Not pictured is son Deacon, 20 months. "I’m completely comfortable changing diapers and doing stuff like that," says Ryan. And he should be: Growing up in Delaware, the actor, 30, would help out at his mom’s in-home daycare business, often tending to 12 kids at once. "He’s just very instinctual," wife Reese Witherspoon says. "He knows exactly how to say things or negotiate a temper tantrum."
Kevin Federline and daughter Kori, 2 1/2. Not pictured is son Kaleb, 11 months. "I’ve always wanted to be a young dad-I knew whenever I did have children, I was going to love them more than anything." As he awaits his third child, with wife Britney Spears, the 27-year-old takes time to dote on his kids with ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson: "I just had my daughter for a week, and taking her home (to her mom) sucked, man."
Will Smith and daughter
Hugh Jackman and son Oscar, 5."I don’t know if fatherhood makes me sexy or not, but it makes me happy," X-Men’s Hugh Jackman, 37, said when he was named one of People’s Sexiest Men in 2000. And he really impressed his son, whom he and his wife adopted as an infant, when he won a Best Burp award in 2003. "My son is finally really thrilled about what I do!"
Antonio Banderas and daughter Stella, 8. Potential boyfriends better watch out-Antonio has a plan! "I’ll put on my Desperado suit when a guy comes for a date with her. I’ll have the sword out, and I’ll say, ‘What do you want from her?’