15 Celeb Men Who Have Opened Up About Fatherhood

Fatherhood has a way of changing you. Almost overnight, your motivations shift from "me" to "we" as you begin to live for something and someone other than yourself.

It's a hard job, but luckily there are plenty of capable dads to set a great example. Have a look as these 10+ celeb men open up about their experiences with fatherhood.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew wanted to be a father from the time he was 8-years-old.

He remembers thinking that to have someone call him "Sir" would be the ultimate form of success. And that the only way to be a "Sir" was to become a father.

Chris Pratt

Chris told the crowd at Disney's Candlelight Processional and Ceremony that his children changed his life.

"And when I stare at this precious little creation of mine here, and I watch the ways in which he tries to please me, I just feel a love that is so pure and unending.”

Hugh Jackman

After several disappointing attempts with IVF, Hugh and his wife Deb decided to adopt.

The X-Men star has said on multiple occasions that neither he nor his wife thinks of the kids as being adopted. They are their kids, plain and simple.

John Legend

During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, John said,

“It’s a different kind of love. It’s very pure. It’s unconditional. But they haven’t earned it yet. They didn’t do anything. They just exist."

Chris Hemsworth

Chris's ultimate goal when it comes to fatherhood is to be as present as possible and try to stay in the moment.

He's even started limiting his own screen time and putting his phone away in an effort to be more engaged.

John Stamos

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John Stamos may have been late to the table of fatherhood, but he's not letting age slow him down one bit.

The 54-year-old star of Full/Fuller House says that since his son was born, everything in life is more exciting.

George Clooney

There was a time when George Clooney thought he'd never be a father, but after meeting his wife Amal — his entire perception began to change.

George has said that nothing could have prepared him for fatherhood and that the whole experience has been incredible.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher was shocked to learn that the bulk of retail stores didn't offer the use of changing tables in men's washrooms.

In an effort to fight back against gender stereotyping, Ashton started a petition for Costco and Target to install changerooms in all washrooms.

Ben Affleck

When it comes to giving fatherly advice, Ben told People magazine that ,

“They appreciate the truth. Kids, if you’re honest and open with them, can forgive failings and setbacks, and they want to love you and respect you. That’s my approach to fatherhood.”

Will Smith

Will Smith has been open about his somewhat lackadaisical approach to parenting.

He and Jada staunchly opposed implementing any kind of rules, and instead relied on their children to tell them how they wanted/needed to be raised.

Prince William

Not even the Royal Family is exempt from the woes of parenting young children.

Prince William admitted that one of his most difficult everyday tasks isn't concerning himself with the affairs of the nation — but rather getting his daughter to eat her vegetables.

Ryan Gosling

“It sounds so clichéd," Ryan lamented during an interview with People magazine, "but I never knew that life could be this fun and this great.”

The father of two is loving life and seeing the world with entirely new eyes.

David Beckham

One of the things that David loves most about his children is their open and honest opinions.

According to him, that's just one of the many things that makes fatherhood so special. David says that each one of his children is amazing in their own unique way.

Brad Pitt

"My dad always said he wanted to give me a better life than he had coming from extreme poverty, and he did it," Brad told CNN.

"And it makes me think, as a dad, what do I have to offer that's better than I had, to my kids?"

Ryan Reynolds

While speaking to Access hollywood, Ryan said,

"I have three older brothers — I'm the youngest of four boys, so for me to have three daughters has just been such a ride, and I love every second of it."