Famous people celebrated Father's Day the same way millions of regular folks honored the holiday this year — by sharing cute vintage photos of themselves with their dads on social media! Click through to see the adorable snaps, including Taylor Swift playing with her dad, Candice Swanepoel getting in a cuddle with her father, and Sarah Hyland getting her hair done with her bearded papa.
The stars stepped out with their dads and their little ones to celebrate Father's Day yesterday. Channing Tatum shared the first photo of his daughter, Everly Tatum, Dean McDermott floated in the pool with his little one, and LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian celebrated his birthday and dad's day. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner hung out with their dad, Bruce Jenner, while their half-sister Kim Kardashian recuperated in a hospital with brand-new dad Kanye West. Click through to see those celebrities and many more, and don't forget to check out the vintage Father's Day photos that the stars have been sharing!
There's something about the bond between a dad and his daughter, so it's no surprise that there are a number of special wedding traditions that center on this special relationship. Some of the most emotionally charged moments — aside from those between the bride and groom, of course — include the father/daughter dance and the giving away of the bride by her father in the ceremony. The origin of the latter, however, harkens back to the days of arranged marriages, when fathers gave their daughters away as property in exchange for a dowry. Nowadays the meaning is much less offensive to women, as it's considered a symbol of the father's blessing of the union. The father/daughter dance is also a way for the dad to give away his daughter and to say his goodbyes as her husband becomes the new main man in her life. At American weddings, fathers also traditionally say a toast to the bride and groom at the reception.
Depending on your culture or religion, there are a wide variety of traditions involving the bride's dad. At Argentinean weddings, the bride is escorted by her father down the aisle, but instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, the couples' parents and godparents are the only ones at their side for the ceremony. Jewish weddings have many traditions for the father of the bride to take part in, including the Groom's Tish, in which the men sing and drink and the father of the bride, together with the groom, signs the Ketubah. During Indian wedding ceremonies, the parents of the bride wash the feet of the bride and groom with milk and water to symbolize their purification before marriage. And at Muslim weddings, the tradition of the bride's father giving her away to the groom is called "rukhsat." But perhaps the most unusual tradition occurs at wedding ceremonies in the Maasai nation of Kenya, in which the father of the bride gives his blessing by spitting on the bride's head and breasts.
No matter what your background, you can't help but feel the love this Father's Day with these inspiring father/daughter wedding moments caught on camera. And tell us below if you have a father/daughter wedding tradition we didn't mention!
Remember what Craig Owen's baby tells the Doctor he calls dad? Put your Whovian pops proficiency to the test today with the Doctor Who Father's Day Quiz.
Don't worry about hitting up the Gallifrey archive, the quiz focuses on the characters modern Who watchers are most familiar with across Doctors Nine, Ten, and Eleven. Then vote for your favorite dad that's appeared in the space-time continuum. Based on the included picture in this post, you may be able to guess who we're rooting for — ahem, the Doctor's former flatmate, Craig.
This Father's Day, we're thinking about books with riveting father-daughter stories. To our surprise, we've read and loved quite a lot of them. The literary world offers some truly stunning examples of the dad-and-daughter bond, and they'd even make great gifts for your pop anytime of the year. Here are 10 of our favorite books about fathers and daughters, and please chime in with your own, too.
It's Father's Day today, and there is a whole new group of celebrity dads that will have an extra dose of love this weekend. Channing Tatum became a dad last month when he and Jenna Dewan welcomed baby Everly in London, and Tom Sturridge can expect "something magical" from his wife, Sienna Miller, and their daughter, Marlowe. Whether they are first-time dads like Stephen Moyer and Gerard Piqué or celebrating new additions to a growing crop like the Bündchen-Brady clan, click through and see which dads have more to celebrate this Father's Day!
It's not just dads who are getting gifts this Father's Day, because we're giving you some eye candy in honor of the holiday. Tons of Hollywood's hottest actors have played dads on the big screen, and somehow the whole father figure thing manages to make them cuter. Maybe it's the image of them with a baby carrier strapped to their chest, or maybe it's just adorable seeing them dole out fatherly advice. Either way, it works, and if you have any doubt, then click through this slideshow of the cutest movie dads.
So you've sorted through pictures of dad to see what he was like back in the day — how he dressed and wore his hair. Well, this Father's Day, there's another way to get a peek at his retro style: with throwback fashion ads. Trust us when we say we've gathered the good, the bad, and the cringeworthy that promote everything from colored jeans to old-school onesies. Click on to see what dad might've looked like, for better or for worse.
Happy Father's Day! There are plenty of ways to celebrate your dad today with sweet and sentimental gifts and cards. But if you and your pop have a sense of humor, maybe the best gift you can give him this Sunday is a good laugh. We've rounded up some of the funniest, albeit slightly inappropriate, Father's Day Someecards you can email your dad to really show him you care today!
Today, families around the world will be celebrating their dads for Father's Day, and our first family is one of them. Barack Obama may be the president of the United States, but for Sasha and Malia Obama, he's just Dad. The president has been very open about fatherhood over the years in speeches and interviews, from sharing personal stories about raising his two daughters to urging other dads to be the father he didn't have. So be inspired this Father's Day with some of Obama's funniest and sweetest quotes on being a dad.