Ricky Martin’s recent appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, coupled with the release of his new memoir, Me, got us thinking about all of the hot celeb dads out there. Here are our favorites!
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Ricky Martin, 38
Dad to: Twin boys Matteo and Valentino (via a surrogate mother).
Why we think he's hot: This Boricua singing sensation has a sweet face, a devilishly sexy smile, a tall, toned swimmer’s build and a bronze tan that would make the kids on The Jersey Shore green with envy. No wonder Ricky has been named to every “sexiest” list on the planet!
Dad to: Father of three; Dante, Luna and Paloma.
Why we think he’s hot: He’s got a grungy, scruffy look that makes him seem like he just rolled out of bed (ironic since the bedroom is exactly where most people want to see him). But deep down, this dreamy colombiano is a romantic. All of his songs, especially our favorite, “Me Enamora,” deal implicitly with the subject of love.
Mark Consuelos, 39
Dad to: Three children: Michael Joseph, Lola Grace, and Joaquin Antonio.
Why we think he's hot: Sure he’s ridiculously good-looking, but what we love about Mark Consuelos lies underneath his perfectly coiffed hair, and chiseled abs and chest. Unlike most men who would be intimidated or jealous of their wife’s success, Mark is the kind of guy who embraces it. Married to Kelly Ripa, (whom he met on the soap, All My Children) Mark has always been supportive of his wife!
Antonio Banderas, 50
Dad to: A daughter named Stella.
Why we think he's hot: Maybe it’s his sexy accent or the rebels he’s played in films like Desperado and The Mask of Zorro, but whatever it is, we’re sure of one thing: Antonio Banderas is one sexy man! How sexy? Well let’s just say this: Even when he played Puss in Boots in the animated Shrek franchise, people STILL thought he was hot.
Javier Bardem, 41
Dad to: His wife Penelope Cruz is pregnant with their first child.
Why we think he's hot: In Woody Allen’s, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Javier Bardem walks over to a table where Scarlett Johansen and Rebecca Hall are sitting having drinks and says, “We’ll eat well, we’ll drink good wine, we’ll make love,” and when Hall asks Bardem who exactly will be making love, he answers, quite nonchalantly: “Hopefully, the three of us.” Can you think of any other actor on the planet who can deliver that line without coming off like a total sleaze?
Who: Jimmy Smits, 55
Dad to: Two children: Taina and Joaquin.
Why we think he's hot: “He’s one tall drink of water,” Lauren Velez told us about playing Smits’ love interest on Dexter, and she is right! Smits is tall, dark and handsome. He’s also developed a penchant for playing Latino outlaws on TV. What is sexier than a rebel with a cause?
Gael Garcia Bernal, 31
Dad to: A son named, Lázaro,
Why we think he's hot: This Mexican actor and his girlfriend Dolores Fonzi welcomed their first child in 2009, and in September, Gael took to Twitter to tell the world that he and Dolores were having a second child! The fact that he wants more children is almost as sexy as his shirtless sex scenes in Y Tu Mama Tambien…we said almost.
Benjamin Bratt, 46
Dad to: A son named Mateo Bravery and a daughter named, Sophia Rosalinda.
Why we think he's hot: Undeniably charismatic, Benjamin Bratt has the kind of smile that can make you weak in the knees (seriously, invest in a wheelchair before you meet him!). His chiseled physique and charisma even got him noticed by one of the most beautiful actresses in the world: Julia Roberts. These days, Ben is a proud papa!
Carmelo Anthony, 26
Dad to: A son named Kiyan Carmelo.
Why we think he's hot: Part boricua NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony is a fierce competitor on the court, but off the court he’s all love. His devotion to his gorgeous wife, La La Vazquez, proves that it is indeed possible to have trust and a normal family with a professional athlete. This couple has stuck by each other through thick and thin, and that dedication is just downright sexy.
Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, 33
Dad to: Three children: Hilario, Aurora and Artemio.
Why we think he's hot: As the face of Polo, you’ve probably seen Nacho’s visage plastered all over the place and wondered who this ruggedly handsome man was. Well, this Argentine stud is only one of the best polo players in the world. Many consider him the “David Beckham of polo,” but we think this papi is even hotter than the soccer star! He has said that his mission "is to bring polo to the world a little more," and we say, as long as you keep playing Nacho, we’ll keep watching.