A toast to celebrity dads

On this holiday we would like to celebrate a few fathers who have brought joy to our hearts — and eyes. And despite pushing strollers and lugging around car seats, these new dads manage to still look sexy. We did an informal poll in the newsroom; here are the results.

Chris Hemsworth: Thor on screen and superdad off, this manly father of three told E! News that being a parent changed him “for the better [and] puts things into perspective.” Wife is Elsa Pataky, who gave birth to twins Tristan and Sasha in March.

Gavin Rossdale: The singer and his smoking hot wife, Gwen Stefani, are a party of five now that little Apollo joined the picture in March. “You have to relinquish all self-importance,” the Brit once explained about what it’s like to be the patriarch. “It’s not a bad thing. You don’t have time to think about yourself. I used to wallow in introspection. I don’t have time to be that guy now.”

Hugh Dancy: The Oxford-educated actor plays a serial killer hunter on TV’s Hannibal, but in real life, he and wife Claire Danes play parents to adorable son Cyrus. Dancy takes a modern approach to his newish role: “I’m a hands-on dad, yes,” he told The Times of London. “Isn’t everybody now?”

Kanye West: We had our doubts that this often-egotistical rapper would take to fatherhood but he sure seems to be showering his princess(es) with the right stuff. Word is he even slept on the floor once next to North’s crib to be closer to his daughter.

Channing Tatum: “I don’t think you can prepare. It’s a bit of a freestyle,” the actor told Vanity Fair of fatherhood. Little Everly sure is lucky because Tatum promises that he is “going to be a good friend to my kid.”