Celebrity Dads Feel the Father's Day Love

Posted Sunday June 17, 2012 4:49 PM GMT

Celebrating fatherhood and paternal bonds, dads around the world are being toasted on the Father's Day holiday (June 17) for all that they do as family patriarchs.

Among the proud papas are the hard-working movie stars and professional athletes, with tenured parental figures Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise joining new daddy's Chris Hemsworth and Tony Romo as being among the men juggling family duties with demanding careers in the public eye.

Having extra reason to rejoice on this particular Father's Day, "Good Will Hunting" star Ben Affleck and soccer star David Beckham were blessed with their third and fourth little ones, respectively, over the course of the past twelve months.

As for the history of the special holiday, the first observance of Father's Day took place in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. The tribute was organized by Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton as a way to "celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who had been lost in the Monongah Mining disaster several months earlier in Monongah, West Virginia."

One hundred and four years later, the appreciation for the family men out there continues to hold strong - with "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria and pregnant reality star Sandra Vergara among the countless famous ladies sending their love in well-wishing messages which can be read below!

Eva Longoria:
“Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads in the world. But especially to my daddy, Enrique, I love u daddy!!!”

“Happy Father’s Day! Especially to my daddy and to my daddy to be!”

Victoria Justice:
“Happy Fathers Day! Let’s simply tell all the poppas how much we appreciate them on their day :{).”

Zooey Deschanel:
“Happy father’s day everyone, especially to my dad: caleb. I wish you all so much pie.”

Kristin Cavallari:
“Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :)”

Julianne Hough:
“Happy Fathers Day to a wonderful man who is always consistent in what he believes & there for anyone who may need him! Love you @BruceHough.”

Maria Menounos:
“Happy fathers day to everyone out there! I’m giving my dad a dream gift..hes so excited! Love him.”

Sofia Vergara:
“Happy Fathers Day!!!!”

Ivanka Trump:
“Happy 1st Father’s Day @jaredkushner! #fathersday #greatestdad.”