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From Barack Obama to Kanye West — here's how famous dads are being honored on Father's Day

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Father's Day is a holiday to spend a little extra time with dad and let him know how much you care. Many take to social media to express their thanks to the fathers in their lives — including the families of some of the world's most famous people.

From former President Barack Obama to Prince Charles to Kanye West, this is how many families in the public eye are paying tribute to their beloved dads online.

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama posted a sweet Father's Day message to her husband, Mr. Obama, on social media on Sunday. "Thank you for the way you love our girls—and all the young people in this country, no matter who they are or where they come from," she wrote, alongside a photo of him with their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. "We feel your warmth and generosity today and everyday. Happy Father's Day, Barack!"

Prince Charles and Prince William 

The official social media channels of Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, posted multiple images of some of the royal family's patriarchs. The couple shared a sweet image of William and his dad, Prince Charles, from 2019 and an old photo of Catherine and her father, Michael Middleton, in one post.

Another series of posts, which the account stated were in honor of William's birthday on Sunday, showed the royal playing with his three children. Catherine and William have three children, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte.

Dwyane Wade

Actress Gabrielle Union posted a photo of her husband, former basketball player and father of four, Dwyane Wade, and her own dad on Instagram for Father's Day.

"My favorite fathers. The way you both show up time and time again for us. The way you both lead with your own mistakes," Union wrote. "The way you both look for ways to be better men, husbands, allies, and most importantly, fathers. I love you both. My favorite dads in the world."

Chris Pratt

Katherine Schwarzenegger paid tribute to husband Chris Pratt on Instagram Sunday, posting a long message alongside a collage photo of the duo.

"What an amazing year you've had and I know this year will be filled with more fun, adventure and love," she wrote, also wishing her husband a happy birthday in the post. "I thank God every day for you. blessed to live life with you, watch you grow, and one of the greatest gifts has been watching you be the most loving and fun father."

Pratt has one son, Jack, from his previous marriage to actress Anna Faris and is expecting a child with Schwarzenegger.

Kanye West

Kim Kardashian West wrote a loving note to husband, rapper and designer Kanye West, thanking him for making life "so much fun" for the family. "Happy Fathers Day to the best dad!!!! Thank you for making life so much fun! You give our kids the most awesome life! I love you so much!!!" Kardashian West wrote, next to photos of their family of six. 

Will Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith posted a lengthy tribute to longtime husband, Will Smith, on Instagram. "There are so many things that I haven't and don't get right but there is one thing I got really right and that's choosing you as the Father of my children," Pinkett Smith wrote in the post. "I didn't know much about Fathering when we had children but our parenting journey together has taught me so much about the need and the importance of having a present, courageous and loving Father available."

Alongside the heartfelt caption, Pinkett Smith posted a clip of the Father's Day Special of her Facebook Watch show "Red Table Talk," which is centered around Smith. She said the episode, which is streaming now, explores his "fathering journey." 

The couple share two children, Jaden and Willow. Smith has one son, Trey, from a previous marriage. 

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⁣ ⁣Dear Will,⁣ ⁣ There are so many things that I haven’t and don’t get right but there is one thing I got really right and that’s choosing you as the Father of my children. I didn’t know much about Fathering when we had children but our parenting journey together has taught me so much about the need and the importance of having a present, courageous and loving Father available. You taught me that a Father’s place is intricate and extremely specific and looks very different from Mothering and that’s the part I had to learn to respect. Thank you for respecting and ALWAYS supporting my Mothering which I have found to be one of your greatest super powers. I’m deeply grateful to you Will. I love you and Happy Father’s Day!⁣ ⁣ I hope you guys will watch the Red Table Talk Father’s Day special as Will and I explore his Fathering journey. And I hope that there are Father’s out there that will feel more understood and appreciated after watching. STREAMING NOW. LINK IN MY BIO❣️

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David Beckham

Victoria Beckham wrote a short and sweet message to husband and soccer legend, David Beckham, alongside an image of their family. "We all love u so so much xxxx So many kisses from us all x we love u!!!! X" she said. The duo share four children together. Victoria also shared an image of her own father for the holiday.

Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant posted a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband, former basketball player Kobe Bryant, on her now-private Instagram page. The post shows Kobe posing with the couple's four daughters, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri.

"Happy Father's Day to the BEST daddy in the world. We miss you so much," said Vanessa. "We love you forever and always. Love, Nani, Gigi, BB, Koko and VB."

Gianna, Kobe and seven others were killed in late January when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in dense fog in Calabasas, California.

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Vanessa Bryant posted a sweet tribute to her late husband, Kobe Bryant, to Instagram on Sunday. Vanessa Bryant via Instagram
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