7 Swoon-Worthy Celebrity Dads

Move over star moms—it's all about star dads this week. Take a look at what these celebrities have to say about their most important role: being a dad.

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Channing Tatum

The actor says his parents set a good example, "for better and worse."

"They weren't perfect. I don't know anyone who did have perfect parents. It's provided me with lessons I'll try to improve upon when I'm up to bat. I'm just going to be a good friend to my kid. One thing I definitely want to change is that whole 'I don't want you to make the same mistakes' mentality."

He and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, had a baby girl named Everly on May 31, 2013.

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David Beckham

The recently retired soccer star says the hardest thing for him is being away from his family when he has to travel for work.

"It's only for a short time, but it's difficult being away from the children every single day. ... They understand that daddy works hard.

And what about his feelings on having a daughter after three sons?

"To have a daughter is a whole different story. I'm not saying I love my daughter more. It's just that boys are independent."

He and wife Victoria Beckham have three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and one daughter, Harper.

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Ben Affleck

Sightings of actor-director Ben Affleck with his children around Los Angeles are common. Whether it's taking his daughters to school or carrying his baby son with him on a daily coffee run, his family is always close to him.

"They're most important in my life. Family is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't mean you can't do other stuff in your life. In fact, having a family makes whatever other thing you have that much richer. If it was just me, I'd be home alone and think, 'Well, something good happened at work,' but it's much nicer to share it with people you love."

He and his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, have two daughters, Violet and Seraphina, and a son, Samuel.

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Matthew McConaughey

The actor and father of three recently took a trip with his wife, leaving the kids at home. His reaction:

"It was very relaxing. I got off the plane and was like, "No car seats! No strollers! ... Where is everybody?"

Although they were flying solo, the children were definitely on his mind, especially life with three now:

"Right now there's a whole lot of signs of me in all of them. It's a colorful house that's for sure! And having a little girl? Well, that's a constant honeymoon!"

He and wife Camila Alves have two sons, Levi and Livingston, and a daughter, Vida.

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Brad Pitt

The actor and father of six loves having a big family and gushes about all of them.

"I have a handful of close friends and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier."I always thought if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house. There's constant chatter in our house, whether it's giggling, screaming, crying or banging . . . I love it. I hate it when they're gone."

He and his longtime girlfriend, actress Angelina Jolie, have three sons, Maddox, Pax and Knox, and three daughters, Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne.

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Kanye West

The ultra-private singer and his superstar wife Kim Kardashian welcomed their first child in June 2013. Last year, he shared the following thoughts on fatherhood, his first comments since announcing Kim's pregnancy on stage at his New Year's Eve concert.

"I would do anything to protect my child or my child's mother. As simple as that. I don't want to explain too much into what my thoughts on, you know, fatherhood are, because I've not fully developed those thoughts yet. I don't have a kid yet."

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Prince William

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby in April. When Prince William was asked if he was looking forward to fatherhood prior to his son Prince George's birth, he said:

"Very much so. But all the mothers have been looking at me [saying] 'Just you wait, just you wait. Long sleepless nights.'"

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