Our Favorite Celeb Dads
From musicians to athletes to actors, join us as we continue our countdown to Father’s Day with the hottest celebrity pops in the business. And we’ve even got a genuine super hero dad!
Favorite Super Hero Dad: Tobey Maguire
He’s played Red Pollard in Seabiscuit and Homer Wells in Cider House Rules, but say Tobey Maguire’s name and everyone thinks about just one role: Spiderman. Interesting, then, that in real life, Tobey is much more like Spidey’s alter-ego Peter Parker than the web-slinging super hero.
Tobey is known for being extremely private, unassuming and modest – especially for a guy reportedly earning close to $20 million a picture. Perhaps that’s because it hasn’t always been accolades and action figures for Tobey Maguire.
Born to an unmarried teenage mom, Tobey spent much of his childhood being bounced around the West Coat, from one relative’s house to the next: “I realized at a young age that I was responsible for myself. My feelings of love or security or happiness – they were all in my own hands.”
All that changed in 2003 when Tobey met his now wife Jen Meyer, jewelry designer and daughter of Universal Studios President and CEO Ron Meyer. In November 2006, the couple welcomed their daughter Ruby Sweetheart, and in September 2007, they married at an intimate, private ceremony in Hawaii.
Now, the almost three-year-old Ruby has become the undeniable center of Tobey’s (and Jen’s) world: “It’s a very dramatic change,” he told David Letterman recently. “It’s great. She’s so adorable. She’s just a smiley, little beautiful thing.”
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