Father’s Day Special: Top 5 Reality TV Dads

In honor of today being Father’s Day, The Ashley would like to honor the good dads of reality television. While most dads on reality shows leave a lot to be desired in terms of their parenting skills, there are a lot of men that step up and enjoy being a dad to their kids! (Of course, there will always be guys going on ‘The Maury Povich Show’ claiming “that ain’t my kid!” Thank goodness for Maury and his seemingly endless supply of paternity tests.)

Anyway, here’s to all the good fathers out there! Happy Father’s Day!

1. Bruce Jenner (Keeping Up With the Kardashians)

The Ashley does not watch this show; however she has placed Bruce on this list for the sole reason that he has hung around Kim, Kourtney, Chloe and Kris for years and managed not to murder them. That alone deserves some sort of recognition.

Plus, Bruce seems like a pretty cool guy.

2. Corey Simms  (Teen Mom 2)

If you’re 16 and looking for a guy to knock you up with twins, you should try to find a guy like Corey! Despite the fact that Corey and Leah, his babies’ mother, ended up getting divorced, they have both remained committed parents to their daughters and have managed to become great co-parents and get along for the sake of their kids, a feat that many couples twice their age can’t manage to make happen. Corey has always shown great love for his daughters and is a great daddy!

3. Kody Brown (Sister Wives)

Say what you want about polygamy, but no one can deny that Kody Brown, the patriarch of the ‘Sister Wives’ family, is a good father. True, he doesn’t have a lot of time to devote to each individual child (because he has so many) but he is always looking for ways to turn things into family time, and certainly is a devoted family man. Not only is he a father to all those kids but he also has to keep four women happy—most men can’t even keep one woman happy! My hat’s off to Kody!

4. Mark Cornelison (The Biggest Loser)

Mark went on ‘The Biggest Loser’ last season with his son Chism because both father and son were in desperate need of losing weight. The pair did great once on the ranch, but, eventually Chism fell below the yellow line and was to be automatically eliminated. His father, Mark, begged his teammates to allow him to go home in his son’s place, telling them, “He needs this so much more than I do. ..He’s the one who needs to be here… I’m saying, ‘I give myself up for my son. I want to go home and I want him to stay. Make it happen, I don’t care how you do it.”

Eventually Chism convinced his father to stay on the ranch, but Mark’s selfless plea certainly brought tears to the eyes of viewers.

5. Gary Shirley  (Teen Mom)

When we first met Gary on ’16 & Pregnant,’ most of us didn’t have high hopes for him as a father. (You buy one Play Station and the world never forgets!) However, Gary proved us all wrong and has stepped up as a father to his daughter Leah in a big way! Gary has had full custody of Leah for over a year now, with no end in sight, as Leah’s mother, Amber Portwood, is serving five years in jail. Gary has to be both a mom and a dad to Leah, and is a great example of a man stepping up!

(Photos: Hollywire, Twitter, TLC, NBC)

4 Responses

  1. I don’t think Gary deserves his spot as number. He has had to step up a raise Leah almost on his own but he has used her to get revenge on Amber before. And just in general, he pushes Amber’s buttons (and she pushes his) so they end up yelling around her all the time. That’s not good parenting.

  2. I think ryan edwards should be on the list. He is still around after having to deal with maci for the last 3 years.

    1. Are you kidding me? Ryan is such a jerk. Granted, Maci isn’t a saint. No one is. Hell, in the latest episode Ryan wanted to try and use the court to stop Maci from living with Kyle, even though they had been living together for 2 years already. Luckily, Dalis talked him out of it.

  3. Kody??? Really??? He doesn’t come across as a good dad at all, after they moved to LV and into four houses he is always having to make time for the wives, never the kids. Even at Sunday’s episode Aspyn said so: that she never sees him. Also how present can he possibly be, when the question of dating came up and it was obvious that he hadn’t discussed it with his kids in while? Not to mention a few episodes ago when to a boy hit the other so he bled and he did nothing?? Do you even watch the show?

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