In honor of Father's Day, we're taking a look at some of the most adorable moments when celebs walked red carpets or attended major events with the most important man in their life: their father!
Camila Cabello and Alejandro Cabello
The "Señorita" singer got a big kiss from her proud pop at the 2020 GRAMMYs. That night, the pop star performed "First Man" at the awards show, which caused her dad to cry during the emotional performance. Four months later on Father's Day, she dropped the music video for the song, which was full of home videos of Cabello and her father, writing on Instagram, "Papa, I made this for you."
Liv Tyler and Steven Tyler
The father-daughter duo matched in black at the Ad Astra premiere in Los Angeles in September 2019. Liv famously didn't know the Aerosmith frontman was her father until she was 17; in a story for Interview in 1997, she admitted, "My mom has a diary entry or something where I wrote, 'I think Steven is my father.'" They have since forged a closer relationship, with Steven frequently supporting his daughter both at public events and on his Instagram page. In 2008, Liv admitted to The Daily Telegraph, "I have more empathy for my parents now. As a child I didn't understand why that would happen -- how that could happen. Everybody had a different interpretation [of the situation] and how they participated. And you know what -- I'm OK with that. All that matters is whatever kind of relationship I can have with them now."
Hilary Swank and Stephen Michael Swank
The two-time Oscar winner had her father, a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, with her at the Los Angeles special screening of What They Had in October 2018. The Million Dollar Baby actress took three years off from acting to care for her dad following a lung transplant. Back in 2015, she described the experience as "an honor" and said that she's more than happy to give up Hollywood roles to act as her father's sole caretaker "There's been job opportunities that I've passed on ... But I mean, really, what we're here for is our family, right?" Swank told HuffPo. "There's been a couple projects that are beautiful, but in the end, there's nothing I want to do more other than being with my dad in his time of need. You can't get this time back." She added that if she did not step up to care for her dad herself, she would "always look back and regret it."
Chris Hemsworth and Craig Hemsworth
Thor gave his dad a kiss on the forehead as he walked the red carpet of the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival's closing gala in Spain with both his father and his mother, Leonie Hemsworth, in September 2018. Back in 2015, Chris' younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, revealed to The Independent that Chris had paid off his parents' debt following major acting success.“[My father] called my brother Chris back and said, ‘I don’t know how to feel. Since I left home, I have had debts and I thought I’d be paying them off until I died and have this weight hanging over me, and now to have them completely cleared... They are so happy now and able to spend more time with us. I would love to be able to do something for my parents like that."
Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard
The look-alike redheads enjoyed a sweet moment at the 2017 BAFTA Tea Party in Los Angeles. Bryce followed in her dad's famous footsteps (he became famous from his Happy Days ending before pivoting from acting to directing) and is now well-known in her own right, most notably for her work in the Jurassic World franchise in recent years. She made her own directorial debut with the documentary Dads in June 2020, in which Ron says within the first few moments of the film, "This is the payoff for being a dad."
Alexa Chung and Philip Chung
The English author-model's dad has been her date to many high-profile events, but the one that topped them all had to be the Portrait Gala 2017, where Philip had the honor of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Katy Perry and Keith Hudson
The pop star and her pops got all dressed up for the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City in November 2016. One year later, she praised her parents in a Today show interview, saying, "My parents are great and I love them so much... I cry sometimes thinking about how much I love them." The Hudsons also made a delightful appearance on American Idol in 2018.
Nicole Richie and Lionel Richie
The American Idol judge looked like the proudest father at Nicole's House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE event in Los Angeles in June 2016. The actress was formally adopted by Lionel and Brenda Harvey-Richie when she was nine. In a 2018 Harper's Bazaar interview, Nicole admitted that she and her dad were quite alike, explaining, "My dad and I will do anything for a laugh. If that means we’re the butt of the joke, so be it. In a nutshell, we’re desperate show ponies." In the same feature, Lionel said of his kids (he also has two other grown children, daughter Sofia and son Miles, both of whom now model), "I want my children to use their gifts in order to do service for others. That is, to make sure that their gifts are serving something bigger than themselves. And to do what I say."
Gigi and Bella Hadid and Mohamed Hadid
Mohamed's model daughters gave him kisses on his cheeks at the Victoria's Secret After-Party in Paris in November 2016. The girls have had their dad join them at events all over the world, from France to back home in California. "Happy Father’s Day Baba. You make me laugh more than anyone in the world! Thank you for my big sisters and baby brother. We love you?@mohamedhadid," Bella wrote on Instagram in 2020.
Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
Miley has a very tight-knit family, but she has a special bond with her dad. Not only did she follow him into the music business, he also played her onscreen father on Hannah Montana. Billy Ray spoke of his daughter's sobriety in 2017, telling ET, "As a dad, I see Miley really just functioning on, like, a figure and a joy for life. I don't know how to break it down more than just the fact that I see a joy in her spirit and something coming from within that is just pure beauty, if you will."
Lady Gaga and Joseph Germanotta
Mother Monster's father was her date to the 2015 Academy Awards. "My whole life my dad was trying to hide from me that he was a real dude, and now I'm old enough, we're the best of friends, because he's just given up on trying to be a father," Gaga told Rolling Stone in 2010.
Meghan Trainor and Gary Trainor
The "With You" singer and her dad matched in black at the 2015 GRAMMYs.
Paris Hilton and Rick Hilton
The hotel heiress looked uber-glam while attending the 22nd Annual Race to Erase MS event with her dad in April 2015.
Zach Braff and Harold Braff
A bow-tied duo! The Jersey boy crossed the Hudson River with his gleeful dad for the 2014 Tony Awards.
Lupita Nyong'o and Peter Nyong'o Sr.
The actress' dad proudly looked on as his daughter got her trophy signed at the Governor's Ball following her Best Supporting Actress win for her role in 12 Years a Slave at the 2014 Academy Awards. Peter, a Kenyan senator, spoke to NPR that same year about the Oscars, saying, "...As a parent you get kind of taken aback at how wise the little ones have become, and we almost shedded tears when we heard those words of wisdom and really it was quite a wonderful evening."
Jack Whitehall and Michael Whitehall
The comedian has managed to get his proper English father to appear with him onstage, like at their 2013 stage show in London, Him & Me, and they've traveled around the world together for the Netflix show, Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father. "We’ve always been very close and had a lot in common. I was a bit of an odd child apparently. I liked dressing up and being stupid. Dad was a lot more like me than he would like to remember when he was growing up, according to my mum," Jack told RadioTimes in 2015. "He was always very caring, he had grumps and grumbles and he had a temper, but he was a very loving father. He came to all my school plays and football matches at Marlborough College – I just wish I’d been better at football because he would always end up getting in trouble for shouting too loudly and haranguing referees."
Jennifer Aniston and John Aniston
Roll out the red carpet for the Anistons! The Friends alum had her soap opera actor dad by her side when she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2012.
Amber Heard and David Heard
The actress brought her dad -- who has very Sam Elliott vibes! -- to the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
George Clooney and Nick Clooney
Silver foxes! The Clooney men stepped out for the New York city premiere of The Ides of March in October 2011. Nick, a former journalist, opened up to ET about how his son is as a father to twins Alexander and Ella with wife Amal Clooney. "Since the word came out that he was going to be a father, no question about it, he changed," the proud grandfather said in 2017. "This has nothing to do with age, but this is a different kind of maturity. When you figure out that you're going to take that standard responsibility that everybody else has done for years, and now you're on the merry-go-round. You're in the middle."
Justin Bieber and Jeremy Bieber
At the 2011 premiere of his documentary, Never Say Never, the Canadian pop star was surrounded by his family, including younger sister Jazmyn, dad Jeremy and mom Pattie Mallette. Bieber's parents had him young and never married, splitting when the singer was a toddler; in a 2015 feature in Rolling Stone, Jeremy and Justin's relationship was described by a source as "almost not like father and son -- it's more like two best friends." The "Yummy" singer shared a photo on Instagram of him and his dad walking in December 2017, saying, "I️ love continuing to get to know my father I️ love working through hard things to get to the good things.. relationships are worth fighting for especially with family!! Love you forever and always daddy!"
Kate Middleton and Michael Middleton
Kate held on to her father's hand as he walked her down the aisle during her royal wedding to Prince William in London in April 2011.
Matthew McConaughey and James Donald McConaughey
The proud Texan was joined by both of his parents, mom Kay McCabeat and dad James Donald McConaughey, at the Los Angeles premiere of The Lincoln Lawyer in March 2011.
Chris Pine and Robert Pine
The handsome men posed together at the Unstoppable premiere in Los Angeles in October 2010. Both of Chris' parents are also actors, with Robert best known for his role as Joseph Getraer in CHiPs. "My father loves to tell the story of when he got stopped for speeding during the height of CHiPs," Chris said on a 2014 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. “He tells the officer ‘You do know who I am, I am the sergeant on a very famous show, CHiPs. The guys takes his glasses down and says,m 'That’s good for you, buddy -- I’m the sergeant here.'"
Taylor Swift and Scott Kingsley Swift
The "Lover" singer was proud to have her father, who's she's very close to, with her at a taping of CMT's Giants, honoring Alan Jackson, in Nashville in October 2008. Taylor has described her dad as "just a big teddy bear who tells me everything I do is perfect," as well as, "business-wise, he's brilliant."
Blake Lively and Ernie Lively
The actress' dad -- whose birth name was Ernest Wilson Brown Jr. -- also played her dad in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies. Here are the two walking the red carpet together for the sequel's New York City premiere in June 2008.
Denise Richards and Irv Richards
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star's dad kept his daughter company at the 2nd Annual Southern California Benefit Gala for Fertile Hope in April 2008. "Happy Father’s Day to my dad you are the best dad ever," Denise wrote on Instagram in June 2020. "Thank you for always being there & being an amazing role model. I love you so much."
Joe Simpson and Jessica Simpson
Now a photographer, Joe acted as his daughter's manager for many years. In honor of his 59th birthday in 2019, she shared a sweet tribute to her dad on Instagram, writing, "My entire life all I have ever wanted is to be the brightest light that you ignited within me to shine so that others could be guided into their own personal transcending greatness of being. Thank you for always guiding me with love, leadership, and compassion to the unimaginable achievement of infinite dreams. There is nothing in life I am not strong enough for because of your ability to believe the truest purpose is always within reach. Dad, you are my heartbeat and all that I am will forever be held by your love. Happy Birthday!!! I love you."
Matt Damon and Kent Damon
The look-alike duo was all smiles at the Michael Clayton premiere during the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Kent died in December 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
Anne Hathaway and Gerald Hathaway
The Serenity star gave her dad a big hug at the Barrow Group's 11th Annual Celebrity Scribbles and Doodle's Auction in New York City in April 2005.
Beyoncé and Mathew Knowles
Formerly her manager, Queen Bey's dad posed for pics with her at the 2005 "Beyoncé: Beyond the Red Carpet Auction" in New York City that benefitted the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Mathew often shares throwback pics from his daughter's Destiny's Child days. In May 2020, he told Us Weekly of his role in Beyoncé's solo career, "I think I play the role of dad. I don’t play the role as manager. I love my role as father and grandfather. I still play the role as manager with Destiny’s Child, but Beyoncé will make the right decisions. She’s learned the business aspect and there was a growth that all artists have to go through of understanding and learning the artistry, which is different than the business side of it."
Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks
Not only do they look alike, Colin followed his father -- aka America's Dad -- into the world of acting. This is the pair at the 2002 premiere of Road to Perdition. On a 2018 episode of Armchair Expert, Colin told host Dax Shepard that Tom provided him with "an example of not perhaps of the right way to handle fame, but a right way. To stay on the track a little better than other people.”
Ashton Kutcher and Larry Kutcher
Ashton had his dad by his side at the Hollywood premiere of Just Married in January 2003. The actor, whose given name is Christopher Ashton Kutcher, also has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and an older sister, Tausha. Shortly after welcoming his first child, daughter Wyatt, with wife Mila Kunis, the Ranch star appeared on Conan, where he said of fatherhood, "It’s unbelievable. It’s the greatest thing on Earth."
Jennifer Lopez and David Lopez
J.Lo stuck close to her dad's side at the grand opening party for her restaurant, Madre's, in Pasadena, California, in April 2002. "I feel like he's always been proud, since I was like running track when I was 9 or 10 years old," the Hustlers star told the Today show's Hoda Kotb in 2017. "He was like, 'My daughter runs track!' ... It just didn't matter to him. He was just proud of me."
Queen Latifah and Lancelot Owens, Sr.
She looks just like her dad! The Jersey-born rapper had her father by her side at the 1999 Independent Spirit Awards.
Minnie Driver and Ronnie Driver
The English actress couldn't contain her big smile as she posed for a pic with her dad at the 1998 British Academy Film Awards party in London.
Uma Thurman and Robert Thurman
The Pulp Fiction star brought her author father as her date to the 1995 Academy Awards.
Juliette Lewis and Geoffrey Lewis
Back in 1992, the father-daughter duo -- both of whom are actors -- got suited up in tuxedos and bow ties for the 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards.