PEOPLE's Super Exclusive (and Very Official) Sexiest Man Alive Dads' Club

Did you know that almost all of our Sexiest Men Alive are dads? Here, some of the more recent victors' cutest moments and musings on fatherhood

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John Legend

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The 2019 Sexiest Man Alive is so heart-stoppingly sweet with his kids Luna and Miles that it's hard to pick one favorite moment; we even had a tough time narrowing it down to 10!

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Idris Elba

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"Being witness to the birth of my children is the biggest and best thing ever," Elba, who has a teen daughter, Isan, and young son, Winston (both from previous relationships), told PEOPLE in his Sexiest Man Alive 2018 interview. "I'm super doting, big hugs, kisses, lots of love-yous. I'm sure my daughter's like, 'All right Dad, chill out.' My son is still at that age where he loves a cuddle."

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Blake Shelton

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The 2017 honoree officially became stepdad to Gwen Stefani's kids Kingston, Zuma and Apollo in 2021.

"I take it very serious. But I also have a blast with it, I'm not gonna lie," Shelton said on KFROG's The Ride with Kimo & Heather in 2020. "I don't take it so serious that I'm not enjoying this time because I really am, especially now that we're five years into this thing. I can't imagine my life without these kids now."

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Source: The Rock/Instagram

Our 2016 Sexiest Man Alive also happens to be our unofficial Dad of the Year, every year. The Moana actor told PEOPLE that it's his relationships with his wife Lauren Hashian, their daughters Jasmine and Tiana and his daughter Simone (with ex-wife, producer Dany Garcia), that keep him grounded and humble.

"I've made big sweeping changes in my career over the years, which have served me nicely," he told PEOPLE. "But I feel that the big sweeping changes that happened in my life, in my relationships, of being a dad, of being a partner, and the things that I was and the things that I am, has really lent itself to a confidence." Swoon.

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David Beckham

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Our 2015 Sexiest Man Alive is a superstar dad – he's the proud father to Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. (Though not all of his kids were super-impressed by his title: "Brooklyn was the one who was like, 'Are you sure it's not me that's meant to be there today?' " he joked to PEOPLE.)

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Chris Hemsworth

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From walking on the treadmill with his son in his arms to whipping up dinosaur birthday cakes, our 2014 Sexiest Man Alive is basically Super Dad to children Tristan, Sasha and India.

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Adam Levine

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In 2013, The Voice coach was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, and believe it or not, he's achieved even more greatness since, welcoming daughters Dusty Rose and Gio Grace with wife Behati Prinsloo.

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Channing Tatum

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Sharing a rare shot of daughter Everly in 2021, the 2012 victor called his daughter "my world and my heart."

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Bradley Cooper

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"Having a child, and having a family of my own — which is a miracle and something I've always dreamt of — has opened me up even more, I guess, to the day, and to be present," the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive said in an interview with NPR after welcoming daughter Lea with then-girlfriend Irina Shayk.

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Ryan Reynolds

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Before Reynolds welcomed daughter James with wife Blake Lively in 2014, the actor was just your standard super-hot actor, nabbing the Sexiest Man Alive title in 2010. But in 2016, PEOPLE upgraded his title to Sexiest Dad Alive following the births of second daughter Inez (and recently, baby No. 3, daughter Betty). "What?! I mean come on! I mean scientifically speaking, what's sexier than a man that fornicates, producers children and then looks surprised about it," he joked about his cover to Jimmy Fallon.

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Matt Damon

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Here is what PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2007 has to say about fatherhood: "The only way I can describe it – it sounds stupid, but – at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times?" he told PARADE. "Everything is full; it's just full all the time." (Be still our hearts.) The actor has three daughters and a stepdaughter with wife Luciana.

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George Clooney

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The two-time Sexiest Man Alive (1997 and 2006) — and dad to twins Ella and Alexander — has high hopes for his little ones. "I want them to be happy," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I want them to have a sense of humor. I want them to be interested in things. I want them to be compassionate about other people's plights. Because that's the thing, you know? You have to have some sort of empathy."

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Matthew McConaughey

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The 2005 victor, who has sons Levi and Livingston and daughter Vida with wife Camila Alves, told GQ that being a father is "the one thing he's always wanted" to be. "Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn," he said. "You know what's important. I definitely got more selfish. And at the same time, I think I got more compassionate."

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