When both parents work, it can be hard figuring out which partner will stay at home with a child, while the other works. For Sarah Michelle Gellar and her husband, actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. they apparently had no problems figuring out who would stay home with their daughter Charlotte. Gellar said that once she started work on her CW show "Ringer," Prinze jumped at the chance to be a stay-at-home daddy. Us Weekly reported that Gellar told a group of expectant military wives that Freddie gladly took the job, "He loves it. We fight over who gets to stay home." Sarah and Freddie are one of the couples The pair will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this September.
We thought it might be fun to think about some other guys that make great stay-at-home dads, whether they're doing it now or not. Our only pre-requisite in consideration was that they needed to already be fathers.
Jack Black - If there was ever a comedian who would be an amazing stay-at-home dad it's Jack. He sings, he dances and can let himself be as silly as he can be. In many ways Jack's appeal is that he can come off as a really big kid himself. Anyone who's seen the episode of "Yo Gabba Gabba!" that Black was on knows that he can absolutely relate to a much younger audience. He just may not want to play any of the songs from his band, Tenacious D for the kids before bed time.
Will Ferrell - Another comedian who exudes an air of being a big kid at heart. We would think that should translate nicely into being able to relate to and handle kids quite well. He obviously connects with a younger crowd, starring in last year's smash animated hit "Megamind" in the titular role.
Brad Pitt - Stay with us on this one. He and wife Angelina Jolie have plenty of cash, so the loss of income wouldn't hurt the Jolie-Pitt family's bottom line. Then there was the fact that Brad himself said he was thinking of retirement from acting in the not-so-distant future. Maybe on reason for the "Moneyball" star to hang it up would be to spend more time with his kids at home. Who wouldn't want to see Brad strolling down the street with his brood in tow, heading to the market or for a play date in the park?
Simon Pegg - For personal reasons, we hope Simon keeps right on working, because we just happen to love him in films like "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" and "Paul." But if Pegg were ever to decide to take some time off and be with his daughter, we think he'd do a bang-up job. Anyone who follows Simon on Twitter knows he's young-at-heart and dotes on his baby girl as much as any father can.
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- Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Freddie Prinze