Hard-Working Men: 10 Celebrity Single Dads

- By Bossip Staff

Jamie Foxx and daughter

Yesterday, we gave single moms some love. You didn’t think we’d forgotten about the men out there raising kids on their own. Here are 10 celebrity single dads that deserve a high five.

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  • ninaprb

    “father-daughter” I thought he had 2 sons?

    • bishop

      Congratulations to all the fathers out there raising their kids!!! Pat on my back also! lol..

      The pendulum is finally starting to swing in men’s favor. Courts are granting more custody to men and women are paying child support to the men (wow), and a new generation of father’s are doing the right thing. Congratulations Dads!!

    • WTF!

      Most of these men are NOT single dads. Co-parenting vs single parent is totally different. Big ups too the fathers who are taking their places in their children lives.

    • Me

      You can call it co-parenting or whatever, but if you are not married tot he mother of the kid(s), YOU ARE A SINGLE FATHER. Duh.

    • sadness

      I said the same thing, and you and I are right, Usher has 2 boys, so IDK where they got father-daughter from

  • MissK

    Some of the fathers on this list are questionable. They might have their children around here and there but the mothers are the ones who deal with them when their sick and all of the extra stuff behind the scenes. What about Eric Benet? He is DEFINITELY a single dad after his daughters mother died

    • G.M.

      fall back u femi-nazi ameriskank…b1tches like u probably complain about fathers not being there and when the men that are get some shine u got into pure hate mode…are u seeing this ppl, this the sh1t us men talk about…missk automatically tryin to turn a positive into some bitter jealous hateful negative sh1t…fucc off bitter b1tch, fucc off!!!

    • mone

      @GM – – i hope no1 talks to ur mom like that. wow!

      MissK is right, MOST of the times it is the mom taking care of the essentials of the child.

      on the other hand; it is refreshing to see men (esp. minorities) largly apart of their kid’s life.

      ~PROPS TO MISSK~

      PS: and all the femi-nazi stuff – – uncalled-for. dont be threated by a strong female. usually those who dont have strong women in their lives (i.e. your mom) get nervous wen a strong minded woman speaks her mind #sodamnsad

    • G.M.

      @mone: there are lots of single fathers and fathers period in the lives of their children handling essentials, they just getting sh1tted on and get minimal if any recognition for it becuz they’re men…women get all the sympathy cuz ur viewed as weak victims in society and then y’all complain about being single parents a lot more than single fathers do, most single fathers complaints are being denied access to their children and stop w/the hope u dont talk to ur mom like that as if any/every woman is my mom smh

    • BARBRA

      You are so right MissK. I was thinking the same as soon as I saw the headlines. HOW COULD ERIC BENET BE LEFT OUT. HE HAS BEEN DOING THIS MANY YEARS. HE DESERVES TO BE 1ST ON THIS BOARD. AND NOT TO LET MY SON DARYL WILLIAMS OF STUDIO CITY, CA. AND AN OFFICER IN THE U.S OF A. ,ALSO KNOW THAT HE GREW UP NOT KNOWING HIS FATHER FROM THE VIET NAM ERA, AND HE NEVER MET HIM FROM NEW YORK, A MARINE,FLOYD. WE LOST CONTACT WHEN I MOVED FROM THE MILLINGON TN. AREA, BUT HE IS TOP DAD TO ME ALSO. HE REFUSED TO LEAVE HIS SON ALONE WITH ONLY MOM, AND FIGHT FOR WORK AND HIS OWN AND HE IS AND NEVER WILL LET HIS SON BE WITHOUT HIM TO DEATH. HE NOW DESERVES TO BE HAPPY ABOUT HIS SON NICK. HE SHOULD HAVE MORE, BUT HE IS NOT A QUITTER. LOVE YOU DARYL…THANKS ERIC ESTRADA FOR BEING A FRIEND TO MY SON DARYL.

  • theworldkeepsonturnin

    I think she looks a lot like him. Only pretty because she’s a girl.

  • theworldkeepsonturnin

    on the D Wayde good father thing. If he cared for his kids that much he wouldn’t have participated in such a lurid and public affair. And Gabriel…shame shame shame.

    • G.M.

      being a father has nothing to do with who a man is involved with relationship-wise…thats grown folks business, kids dont got to worry bout that, as long as the children have access to BOTH PARENTS, then its all good…women just think that way cuz they’re infamous for using kids to try an control men and keep other women away…sad bitter b1tches they are smh

  • c-rocka

    I guess the definition of single mom and single dad are different because I only see maybe 2 who actually have raised their kids on the own with limitted or no help from the mother.

    • G.M.

      no there the same definition…its when a parent, man or woman, is no longer in a intimate relationship with a significant other/partner…its the same as being single, its just now ur a parent lol

  • sean-slade

    by the end of 2010 i’ll be at the top of that list. Hear that wifey?

  • sean-slade

    oops 2011

  • Lele

    Eminem is actually a good father and he has three daughters

  • MissK

    @G.M. my dude..u need to fall back….you’re probably mad cause you’re a deadbeat dad…All I was saying is stop giving these guys so much credit when the most they do is throw a few bucks at their kids and spend time here and there…NOT ALL MEN…but some…when the mothers are the ones who get down with the nitty gritty with their kids and do all the hard pushin..just saying..

    • G.M.

      HOW THE FUCC DO U KNOW WHAT THEY DO AS FATHERS…THATS WHY UR A TYPICAL FEMINIST, SINCE THEIR RICH MEN THEY MUST NEGLECT THE KIDS, TOSS A COUPLE STACKS AT EM AND ONLY SEEM WHEN ITS TIME FOR A PHOTO-OP…BUT GUESS WHO ARE THE ONES HIRING ALL THE NANNIES RAISING KIDS: THE MOTHERS, SINGLE OR NOT

  • MissK

    Thank you. I’m glad you got what I was saying. G.M. clearly got dropped on his head when he was a baby lol I wasn’t trying to put down all single dads or dads in general.

  • trisha

    why isn’t Katt Williams listed there? If there is one admirable dad out there then it’s Katt Williams, raising 8 children by himself!

  • cybil

    Katt Williams should be at the TOP of this list. Not only is he raising 8 kids, they’re adopted kids.

  • singledad?

    how can a man who is rich be single?honestly? Me thinks Gay.

  • d

    I’m all for giving “single dads, credit”, but when you are soley responsible for the care, housing, the child is actually residing w/the dad then you are a single parent…etc….

    There are some single dad’s out there famous and not famous that do a hell of a job “coodles” to them…

  • lala

    G.M
    I’m starting to think you have some serious baby mama issues. What’s wrong is she using ur kid as a bargaining tool: give me this or you wont see ur kid.” or are u mad u have to pay child support. poor thing.

    • Doc

      get em girl! cuz this child has been spewing hate on this whole story. probably hasnt been to school becuase clearly he does not know what a single parent means.

  • 1-16-11

    Wat bout Jermaine Dupri. He should be on the list

  • Curious1 aka Flawless Beauty

    Is Ludacris a Single Parent or just a Co-Parent???

    • G.M.

      both…a single parent is a man/woman who is single but has a child and a co-parent is a man/woman who raise their kid together even when they are no longer a couple

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    Um, didn’t know Ursh had a daughter! I thought he had two sons. Also, how many of these guys are really single dads? I think some of them spend as much time with both parents. I don’t recall reading Tameka lost custody of her kids. Did that happen?

    I also thought the mother of Jamie’s daughter was involved, just not all on the red carpet.

  • G.M.

    “SOME MEN ARE QUESTIONABLE ON THIS LIST, THEY MIGHT HAVE THE CHILDREN HERE AND THERE” as if missk actually know these men personally…she said it cuz they’re men and since their men they’re probably not doin sh1t but smiling for the camera, its what shes implying that makes her a femi-nazi ameriskank but since u lack logic u couldn’t see that and ive told u before, i dont have kids and missk, dont care if u didnt mean to downgrade all dads but u did some actually doin there jobs w/ur comment

  • LBC

    For everyone saying some of these guys are not doing it by themselves, please stop. Most single mothers don’t do it alone either. Their mothers and other familiy members pick up A LOT of the slack. In many cases grandparents put in just as much time and care as the “single” mothers.

    • JaZzIe91

      you never lied LOL

  • JaZzIe91

    @G.M. I have a question for you. Are you gay? Not that I have anything against gay people. I just wanna understand why you hate women so much. #thatisall

  • Nikkislice

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing Eric Benet been raising his daughter by himself since she was a baby. He seems like a damn good, loving father should Mos def be on this list.

  • http://www.inmatenavigator.org Inmate Navigator

    Congrats to all the providing loving Dads. Lord knows they/we all need help in the courts to be looked at as equals when trying to get 50/50 custody.

  • ally

    I agree, most of these men are not single fathers. lets learn the difference. They are coparenting with a mother and have set visitation schedules

  • ManchesterUKer

    Er the entire world cares about FOOTBALL, try finding someone outside your own country who gives a sh*t about any of your ‘sports’ American ‘football’ = rugby + unnecessary protective gear. Baseball is basically rounders, a game played by English schoolgirls…

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