Karan Johar shocked the world recently with the news of becoming the father of twins via surrogacy. While wishes and congratulatory messages are still flowing, one can’t deny the truth of changing dynamics in the man-woman relationship. A successful parenthood is the association and joint efforts of both man and woman regarding their kid. Both of them play a major role in shaping up their child’s life and future. But mostly a mother’s involvement is much higher as compared to the father, because she gives birth to the child, and spends a lot of time with her baby so it becomes easier for her to inculcate sense of completeness in upbringing of her child. Just like men are tagged as breadwinners of the family, women are regarded as creators and care takers of the family. But as people have become more career-oriented it is getting impossible to juggle relationships, family, career and work at the same time. And thanks to the advancement of technology, we are setting an example of different type of parenthood. While we ignore the blueprint of old society, we are also setting the unconventional trends for our future generation. People are now opting for IVFs, surrogacy and adoption. Most of the men are single-handedly managing parenthood, and the trend in the West is much more common than in India. Some of them are unmarried, some are gay, some are divorced or some of them are just dads…
Latin singer Ricky Martin always wanted to be a dad, this heartthrob is a single father of twin boys Matteo and Valentino. Ricky Martin became father on August 2008, via a surrogate.
Neil Patrick Harris
The Smurfs actor married his gay partner David Burtka in 2014, they opted for surrogacy and the gay couple was blessed with twins on October 2010. The couple are enjoying fatherhood with girl named as Haper Grace Burkta-Harris and boy named as Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris.
Bradley Darryl Wong is an American actor who have acted in several Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park, Father of The Bride etc. he has also lent his voice as Captain Shang for Disney’s animated movie Mulan. He married his long time gay lover Richie Jackson a talent agent in 1988, the couple welcomed their son born through IVF in 2002. But their relationship ended in 2004.
Sir Elton John who married David Furnish, a professional advertising executive, on 24 December 2014 when gay marriages became legal in United Kingdom. The gay couple have sons from the same surrogate mother born in different years. Levon Furnish-John was born in California on Christmas Day, 2010, and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born January 11, 2013.
Fondly known as Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of The Caribbean, Johnny Depp is yet another addition to the single father’s list. After splitting from Vanessa Paradis in 2012, Johnny has been managing parenthood all on his own shoulders. Johnny Depp is now single father of her daughter Lily Rose and a son Jack.
The Taken actor popular for its high end action is also a single father to his children Michael and Daniel after the sad demise of his wife Natasha Richardson who lost her life in a tragic skiing accident in 2009.
Starlet football who steals millions of heart with his super strikes is actually a single father of a six year old son named Cristiano Junior; Ronaldo’s son was born in United States on 17 June, 2010. He has full custody of his son but he has never revealed the identity of his son’s mother.
Chris Brown aka Breezy who is always surrounded with scandals is also a single father of 2 year old daughter Royalty, who was born on 27 May, 2014. Chris had an on-and-of controversial relationship with her long-time girlfriend Rihanna, but he ended up with one night stand with model Nia Guzman biological mother of Royalty. Now he owns the official custody of her daughter.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not fame Dean Cain has a son with his former girlfriend Samantha Torres, although he is not married to her. He is single father of his son Christopher Dean Cain.
The actor welcomed his son who was born via surrogacy last year. Being a single parent Tusshar is also cherishing the joy of fatherhood with his son Laksshya.
Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist married her Lagaan’s assistant director Kiran Rao on 28 December, 2005. In 2011, the couple announced the birth of their son Azad Rao Khan who was born via surrogacy.
Shah Rukh Khan
Badshah Khan and his wife Gauri Khan has two biological kids son Aryan and daughter Suhana. But in 2013, they welcomed their third bundle of joy AbRam who was born through a surrogate mother.