Being a parent is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it’s also one of the hardest. And when you’re doing it on your own, there’s a whole new set of challenges. While it’s often assumed that moms take on this task, there are many fathers out there doing the single parent grind and doing it well.
This applies to celebrity dads too, who not only face the task of balancing family life and work but also having their kids growing up under the scrutiny of the public eye. Some of these celeb dads became single fathers after tragic circumstances while some by choice. But whatever the case may be, these famous fathers have stepped up to the plate.
When Tragedy Strikes
When actor Liam Neeson’s wife of 15 years, Natasha, died in a tragic skiing accident, Neeson was left to raise their two sons, Daniel and Michael who were just 12 and 13 at the time. They all went through a very difficult time following her death, and Neeson has admitted to “this profound feeling of instability” at times.
Despite this, Neeson has been doing his best to steer his boys, now both young adults, through the impact of such a tragedy. They went through their share of ups and downs, as expected. “If Tasha was here, someone could share this,” says Neeson.”But yeah, we’re doing all right.”