Celeb Dads Over 40 Who Deserve The 'Sexiest Man Alive' Title

Sarah Kester
Jensen Ackles
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Celeb dads aren’t hard to come by in Hollywood. 

There are plenty of them. What is hard to come by are the dads that have these three things in common: they’re over 40, they’re great dads, and they have yet to be named People’s "Sexiest Man Alive." 

With 2022’s spot wide open, we did some “tough” (read: hot) research to find the men who most deserve the title!

Jason Momoa

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Although this hunk is getting divorced from his wife, Lisa Bonet, one thing he won't separate from is his kids. He's the doting dad to his son, Nakoa-Wolf, and his daughter, Lola.

A title of "Sexiest Man Alive" would be just the thing to lift his spirits!

Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade
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When it comes to unconditional love, the NBA star has many dads beat. He was extremely supportive when his daughter, Zaya, came out as transgender at 12.

"She's my daughter. She's beautiful and she has so many other great qualities that she is tapping into that everyone is starting to see," he said in an interview.

Mark Wahlberg

You know you're a super-dad when you're able to get up at 2:30 a.m., work out twice, and still be an attentive dad to your kids! A feat like this definitely deserves the title of "Sexiest Man Alive"!

Alex Rodriguez

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The retired professional baseball player makes being a girl dad look so fun! Since his split from Jennifer Lopez, he's been spending extra time with his girls, Natasha and Ella. Once the girls are old enough to date, we're sure he'll be ready and waiting with a baseball bat!

John Stamos

John Stamos
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Forget Uncle Jesse, we love Daddy Jesse! It should be illegal to have a son in your mid-fifties and still look as good as he does! After the passing of his dear friend, Bob Saget, he shared clips of him and his son watching Full House together.

Tom Brady

Although he spent his career playing football (and recently retired), his true teammates in life are his wife, Gisele Bundchen, and their kids, Benjamin and Vivian Wilson. He also had a third child with his ex, Bridget Moynahan. Even though their situation was complicated, Brady stepped up and has been the MVP!

Bradley Cooper

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Although we don't see much of the actor's child, Lea De Seine, with Irina Shayk, that's exactly why he deserves the title! He values the privacy of his child and that, mixed with his gorgeous blue eyes, is exactly why he deserves to win.

Neil Patrick Harris

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If you were to look up "dad" in the dictionary, we're sure NPH's name would be right there. He and his husband, Gideon Scott, are the proud parents to Harper Grace and Gideon Scott. Every year, fans look forward to seeing what family Halloween costume they come up with next!

Jason Sudeikis

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Who doesn't love a funny guy? And while his split from longtime fiancée, Olivia Wilde, wasn't easy, he hasn't let it affect their kids, Otis and Daisy.

"I think if you have the opportunity to hit a rock bottom, however you define that, you can become 412 bones or you can land like an Avenger," he told GQ.

Chris Pratt

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It's hard to believe that the actor hasn't received the title yet. He had such a transformation, after all, after he lost some serious weight and packed on muscle to play Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. He's also soon to be a dad of three, after his wife, Katherine, announced their second pregnancy.

Bruce Willis

The Die Hard actor practically invented the term, "Girl Dad." He's dad to five daughters, which includes the three he had with actress Demi Moore and the two he had with his wife, Emma Heming. The fact that the blended family is so close is a huge testament to Bruce!

Will Smith


Whether you agree with his parenting tactics or not, you can't deny that Will is an attentive father. He's always been there for his kids and he's always appeared to be a doting husband to his wife, Jada Pinkett. This makes him a 10/10 in our books!

Jensen Ackles

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Quick! Name something cuter than this picture of the Supernatural actor and his daughter, Justice. You can't right? That's precisely why our former tween hearts need to see this heartthrob on the cover!

Josh Duhamel

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This dreamy actor has always been beyond gorgeous. But like many men who become even more attractive after they had kids, he became this after he and his ex-wife, Fergie, had their son, Axl Jack.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom
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The Lord of the Rings actor is another male celeb that we're surprised hasn't been on People's coveted cover. He has always been super attractive and he's now a dad to two children, Flynn, with Miranda Kerr and Daisy Dove with Katy Perry.

John Krasinski

John Kraskinski
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Everyone's favorite funny guy became even more attractive when he became a father — both on-screen on The Office and in real life. "One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was be a dad," he said in a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter. His wish came true with his two daughters with wife, Emily Blunt.

Mark Consuelos

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Whether he's playing a dad on Riverdale, being an actual dad to his three kids, or being called "daddy" by his wife, Kelly Ripa, it's a role he suits well! Another role he definitely deserves is to be the "Sexiest Man Alive" — Ripa said so!

Jeff Goldblum

It's hard to believe that the Jurassic Park actor became a dad so late in life. I mean, look how good he looks! He's a silver fox if we ever did see one. He has two kids, Charlie Ocean and River Joe.

Tom Hardy

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In his professional life, the talented actor is known for his work in Venom, Peaky Blinders, and Batman. But at home? He's dad to three kids, which includes his son Louis who he had with his ex, Rachael Speed, and his two kids with Charlotte Riley. Their names haven't been released since he respects their privacy.