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20 Famous Single Dads

Updated May 22, 2019 162.8k views20 items

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.

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  • Tom Cruise
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    Following his 2012 divorce from third wife Katie Homes, Tom Cruise once again found himself a single father to the couple's daughter, Suri, as well as his children, Isabella and Connor.
    • Born: 1962-07-03
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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  • Johnny Depp
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    After splitting from his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, in 2012, Johnny Depp found himself a single father to the couple's daughter, Lily-Rose, and son, Jack.
    • Born: 1963-06-09
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • 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.
    • Born: 1952-06-07
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Ballymena, United Kingdom

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  • Al Pacino has never been married, but he has three children from previous relationships: twins Anton and Olivia with Beverly D'Angelo and Julie Marie with Jan Tarrant.
    • Born: 1940-04-25
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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