This list contains information about famous single dads, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, athletes, and musicians are single fathers. Some of these celebrities became single dads following divorce, while others became single dads after their wives died in tragic accidents. One famous singer even made the decision to adopt as a single father. Whatever the circumstances are, all these celebrity men have found themselves parenting on their own, in some capacity.
Who is the most famous single dad? Tom Cruise tops our list. Following his 2012 divorce from third wife Katie Homes, Tom Cruise once again found himself as a single father to the couple's daughter, Suri, as well as his children, Isabella and Connor. Liam Neeson became a single father to his children, Micheál and Daniel, after his wife, Natasha Richardson, died in a tragic skiing accident in 2009.
Ricky Martin adopted his sons, Valentino and Matteo, as a single parent. Bob Geldof became a single father to his daughters, Fifi, Peaches, and Pixie, after divorcing his wife, Paula Yates, in 1996. Yates died of a drug overdose in 2000, at which point Geldof adopted her daughter, Tiger, whose father was Michael Hutchence, so that she could be raised with her half-sisters.Are you surprised that so many celebrities are single fathers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
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Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Owensboro, + more
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Birthplace: Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
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