Colin Farrell Voted ‘Hottest Celebrity Single Dad’
First Published: June 19, 2009 6:20 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- From “S.W.A.T.” to “Miami Vice,” Irish actor Colin Farrell has a string of hits under his belt. And while he’s a big hit at the box office, Colin is also still a hit with the ladies, according to a new poll.
The brown-eyed star was voted “Hottest Single Celebrity Dad” in a poll conducted by dating Web site PerfectMatch.com.
According to PerfectMatch.com’s chief relationship expert, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Colin’s fire helped net him 35 percent of the vote, beating out competition from Jamie Foxx who came in second, quarterback Matt Leinart who took third and New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez who took fourth.
“Because Colin has lots of attitude — that makes him very male, very enigmatic,” Schwartz said. “In addition, Colin’s relationship with his son James, with ex-girlfriend model Kim Bordenave, is very special as his son has a rare genetic condition… Colin understands what it takes to nurture and be there for his child who needs more care from him… The once ‘wild guy,’ who is now also a dad, proves that sexy and responsible can go hand-in-hand.”
When it comes to the “Hottest Single Celebrity Rocker Dad,” Lenny Kravitz beat out competition from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, who took second, Poison frontman Bret Michaels, who was voted third, and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who finshed fourth.
And Schwartz said it’s Lenny’s parenting skills that make him such a hot pick.
“Lenny and Lisa Bonet have been divorced for a long time, but he is always seen with his daughter — they are like friends — more than just dad and daughter,” Schwartz said of Lenny and his grown-up girl, Zoe. “Lenny tears down the ‘once a rocker, always a rocker’ belief. He looks great and has managed to never fade from the rock scene.”
In fantasyland, it was Billy Ray Cyrus’ character, Robby Stewart in Disney’s “Hannah Montana” series, that voters picked as their “Ideal Single TV Dad.”
Robby bested competition from second place finisher – Taye Diggs’ Sam Bennett from “Private Practice,” Ross Geller from “Friends” (played by David Schwimmer) and Jon Cryer’s character, Alan Harper, from “Two & A Half Men.”
When asked which single celebrity dad voters would most like to grow old with, crooner Michael Bolton triumphed over competition from Al Pacino, who was voted second, Larry David, who came in third, and fourth-place finisher Jack Nicholson.
“Michael has a soft, sensitive side. He is what you want when you are fed up with bad boys,” Schwartz said. “He is a dedicated and hands-on dad to three daughters… and that fatherly instinct makes a gal feel he is there to make ‘everything right’ in the golden years.”
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