They’re sportsmen, musicians, models, all-round cool guys – and cool dads too! These are some of our fave celeb dads who’ve welcomed bundles of joy this year.
Cameron van der Burgh
The Olympic swimming champ and his wife, marketing account manager Nefeli Valakelis (both 32), welcomed their first child, Harry, on 4 September. Naturally, Cameron can’t wait to get his son in the pool for a few laps, complimenting the tiny tot for “working on his streamline already”.
The rapper has made no secret of his excitement at becoming a dad, teasing the news on social media ahead of the release of his album, Any Minute Now.
And no one was more thrilled when his partner, influencer Thobeka Majozi (27), gave birth to their son, Khotso, earlier this month. As Cassper (29) put it, “Let’s f**king go!!!! The baddest parents in the game right now!!! Khotso’s parents!!!! Khotso Izwe Simba Phoolo!!! Welcome to this world!!!”
Earlier this month the 26-year-old presenter and model revealed that he and actress Simphiwe Ngema (31) had welcomed a baby boy, Tiyani, in June but saved the exciting news to coincide with the launch of his clothing brand named after his son.
In a sweet letter to his partner, he wrote, “Lord knows how long I prayed on this moment and to be answered in the most beautiful way possible. I thank the Lord up above that you blessed me with your presence and showed me who I could truly be and for that I’ll forever be grateful”.
Faf du Plessis
The former Proteas captain and his wife, Imari (33), have a new addition to their family, a sister for their daughter Amélie (2), who they’ve named Zoey.
“Welcome, Zoey, to this wonderful world. We’ll love you unconditionally and I’ll protect with everything I have. Love you,” Faf (36) wrote on Instagram when announcing her birth in August.
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The Miracle of a new life coming into this world makes me stop and just be in awe of creation and how perfectly and wonderfully we’re created. Welcome Zoey to this wonderfull world. We will love you unconditionally and I will protect with everything I have . Love you @imagesbyimari ???????? #girlsdad
The musician usually keeps his private life pretty private, but recently revealed that he and his new bae are expecting a child soon. Zwai (45) has two kids with his ex-wife, TV presenter Melanie Bala (47).
He’s didn’t share his partner’s name and would only say that he won’t be sharing anything more and that “I’m a happy man”.