While advertising and movies paint an idealised picture of what a “perfect” nuclear family should look like, all these examples prove that love exists in many forms between fathers and their children.
One of Somizi’s favourite memories is spending precious moments cooking with his father, who taught him to use spice, colour and texture in his dishes. Somizi himself is a great father to his daughter and has also shown love by example to the mother of his child, Palesa. She was recently in a car accident and sustained serious facial injuries. Somizi paid for her plastic surgery to repair the damage as she earns a living as an actress.
Recently, Prince Harry became a dad and he couldn’t hide his excitement at the announcement of the birth. He gushed about how amazing the experience was. In January, before Archie was born, he shared some wise words about fatherhood: “As someone who is about to become a father, I am acutely aware of our shared responsibility to make this world more resilient and its inhabitants more accountable for the next generation. The only way to see real progress is not by chance, it’s by change. Let’s get to work.”
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is much revered as one of the spiritual fathers of the new South Africa and he is also a father to four grown children. His love and acceptance speak volumes about his parenting skills. In The Book of Joy, which he co-authored with the Dalai Lama, he speaks out about discrimination that homosexuals experience. Tutu’s daughter married her wife in 2016 and this father has wholeheartedly and unconditionally accepted his daughter. “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I’d say sorry. I mean, I’d much rather go to that other place,” he told a group of reporters in Cape Town.
Simphiwe Tshabalala, the soccer legend, recently shared these words of encouragement with men at a church in Tembisa: “You don’t have to have money to be a good father. It takes energy, love, making time for your kids and being their hero.” He told them that fatherhood “is not a burden but a gift from God.” Simphiwe aims to instil good values in his children and to teach them “to love and respect people regardless of their background, to be God-fearing and appreciate every blessing they receive.”
On 3 April next year, the movie Fatherhood will be released. Kevin Hart plays Matt Logelin – a man who loses his wife during childbirth. He must navigate life as a single dad to a newborn baby. Anthony Carrigan has just been cast as his quirky best friend. Hart has said his dad’s drug addiction influenced his decision to become an amazing dad to his own children. Batdad has close to 700 000 subscribers on Youtube. Watch his cute videos of him terrorizing his family here.
Batdad is our favourite fatherly superhero – with close to 700 000 subscribers on YouTube. Watch his hilariously cute videos of him “terrorising” his family here.
Here are some great posts from celeb dads on Twitter
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) August 24, 2016
Proverb is a doting dad
Assembled my daughter’s study desk and we discussed her goals as she starts Grade 6.. last Year she achieved a bronze certificate which is 70% and above across all subjects, this year we’re going for gold 💼👩🏽💻👸🏽🎓🏆🥇🏅 pic.twitter.com/wM6ekJ9GQT
— ProVerb (@ProVerbMusic) January 10, 2018
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