The Best And Worst Dads Of Reality Television
Jason Hoppy and Bryn Hoppy
BEST: He may be in the middle of a divorce with Bethenny Frankel, but Jason Hoppy has maintained a reputation as a superdad and has also avoided trashing his ex-wife to the press.
Honey Boo Boo, Sugar Bear and Mama June
BEST: Sugar Bear, Honey Boo Boo Child’s doting dad, loves and supports his beloved beauty queen daughter by always promoting a happy and healthy body image for her no matter what other people say.
Joseph Simmons and family
BEST: Rev Run, otherwise known as Joseph Simmons, proved his parenting skills on Run’s House, managing to make being a father of seven and maintaining a legendary career as a rapper and reverend look easy.
Jason Mesnick and Ty
BEST: The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick won over fans on the ABC reality show as the devoted single dad to son Ty. He recently added to his family, welcoming a baby girl Riley Anne with season 8 winner, his wife Molly Malaney.
Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Jr., Destiny and Lamar Odom
BEST: Lamar Odom had three kids with his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales (one of them died at six months old from SIDS) and made it a priority to incorporate them into his new life with wife Khloe Kardashian, spending as much time with them as a complete family, as possible.
Gary Shirley and Leah
BEST: Teen Mom’s Gary Shirley has proven himself as a devoted dad to little Leah, especially following the imprisonment of his baby mama Amber Portwood. With full custody of their daughter, the single dad devotes all his time to his girl and never talks badly about Amber in front of her.
Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra and Carly
BEST: Teen Mom star Tyler Baltierra, fathered Catelynn Lowell’s child, turned his troubled life around when the couple conceived in their teens, opting to put their baby girl up for adoption to give her a better life.
Jaqueline and Chris Laurita with kids
BEST: Chris Laurita, who is married to Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline, has been adevoted dad not only to his two boys with her (one of which is autistic) but also to her daughter from a previous marriage. Chris is totally hands on with his autistic son, instead of leaving the responsibility to nannies or hiredhelp.
Clint Eastwood/Mrs Eastwood and Company
BEST: Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, whose family starred on Mrs. Eastwood & Company, has eight children by six different women, and manages to balance his acting and directing career with dad duties.
Danielle and Bucky Deleasa with Kevin Jonas
BEST: Bucky Deleasa, father of Kevin Jonas’ wife Danielle, makes it clear on Married To Jonas, that his little girl is the light of his life!
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson
BEST: Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, otherwise known as “Duck Commander,” is a true patriarch, as well as a loyal and loving father to his four sons.
John Colaneri, Alfonso and Anthony Carrino
BEST: Alfonso Carrino, the father of Kitchen Cousins star Anthony, is not only a good father to his son, but also a good business partner.
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Kroy Biermann, Kim Zolciak and family
BEST: Kroy Biermann has his hands full with a career in the NFL, his reality wife Kim Zolciak and fathering her two girls from a previous marriage as well as their two sons, KJ and Kash – and now he has another baby on the way.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
WORST: Though his daughter is not yet born, Kanye West hasn’t exactly won over Keeping Up with the Kardashians fans as daddy-to-be of the year. Spending most of Kim’s pregnancy recording his album in Paris, the rapper wasn’t even present when she learned of the sex of their baby.
Chelsea Houska, Aubree Skye and Adam Lind
WORST: Teen Mom 2 Chelsea Houska’s baby daddy Adam Lind wasn’t a role model father to their baby, Aubree, and now the drunk driving reoffender is expecting another child with his girlfriend Taylor Halbur.
Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice, Audriana Giudice, Gia Giudice, Gabriella Giudice and Milania Giudice
WORST: From namecalling his wife Teresa the “c” word to involving his kids in fights with his friends, Joe Giudice isn’t winning any father of the year awards this year! The Real Housewives of New Jersey dad is also being charged with a felony for using his brother’s drivers license, facing ten years in prison for the charges.
Ben Scott, son Brody and Desiree Hartsock
WORST: Using your kid to get the final rose? The Bachelorette star Ben Scott has a 4-year-old son Brody, who he brought on the show in hopes of winning over Desiree Hartsock.
WORST: The fathers of Doomsday Preppers aren’t the most positive pops in town, as they are all planning and preparing for the end of civilization.
Brody and Bruce Jenner
WORST: Brody Jenner recently slammed his father, Bruce’s parenting skills, maintaining that the Olympian wasn’t really around while he was growing up. “I think Bruce is an incredible human being and I think that Bruce is an incredible father, he just wasn’t a great father to me,” Brody admitted on a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Jon and Kate Plus 8
WORST: Father of eight Jon Gosselin lost major points as a husband when he reportedly cheated on his wife, Kate. After they split, Kate continued being a devoted mom, while Jon seemed to be more consumed with chasing tail.
Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood
WORST: Snoop Dogg, who starred on Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, has controversially copped to smoking weed with his kids!
Sharon, Jack, Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne
WORST: He may be a beloved musician, but Ozzy Osbourne wasn’t exactly the best role models for his kids Kelly and Jack, as they ended up following in his substance abuse footsteps. "Dad was in a really bad way but he's come so far since then,” Jack explained about Ozzy not being a great father when he was growing up. “Just because he wasn't a good father doesn't mean he isn't now a good father. He is. And he regrets that he's wasted a lot of time in his life, being crazy."
Ryan, Griffin, Redmond and Tatum O'Neal
WORST: From getting arrested on drug charges with his son Redmond in 2008 and getting arrested for allegedly assaulting his son Griffin in 2007 to hitting on his daughter Tatum at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral, Ryan O’Neal has proved to be one of Hollywood’s most notoriously bad fathers."I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me," Ryan told Leslie Bennetts of Vanity Fair about hitting on his daughter. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me--Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."
Michael, Lindsay and Dina Lohan, and Kristi Horn Kaufmann
WORST: Celebrity Rehab star Michael Lohan has not only spent several years of his children’s youth in prison and fed off the success of his daughter Lindsay, but has neglected to pay child support to both Dina and Kristi Horn Kaufmann, the mother of his love child.