PEOPLE's Super Exclusive (and Very Official) Sexiest Man Alive Dads' Club
Did you know that all but five of our SMAs are dads? Here, some of their cutest moments
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!
"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."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
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.
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.)
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.
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.
The 2005 SMA victor, who has three children 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."
"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 SMA said in an interview with NPR after welcoming daughter Lea with then-girlfriend Irina Shayk.
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 daughters James and 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.
The two-time SMA — 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."