#InstagramHusbands – Step aside and make way for the rise of the #InstagramDad!
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and in honour of the first man we’ve ever loved, we thought we’d give a shout out to some of the hottest star-studded DWLFs (Dads We’d Love to Call Family!) here in Malaysia.
From seasoned veterans, to first-time fathers just learning how to manoeuvre those sleepless nights, these baby daddies aren’t afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves (and all across their social media too!).
Joey G (@joeyghaz)
Self-described “emcee, host, DJ, Muay Thai enthusiast, beat maker, (and) dad”, former Channel V presenter Joey G is well and truly wrapped around his little girl, Sophia Sue-Lin Knudsen’s pinkie, as his Insta-feed will happily attest! Referrring to his daughter as his “motivation, (his) inspiration, (his) everything”, we can’t help but melt at the fatherly love!
Keith Foo (@keithfoo)
Amidst enviable travel shots and sneak peeks into his upcoming tv and film work, actor Keith Foo’s Instagram also pays frequent tribute to the two ladies in his life (baby Skylar Raymond Foo, and baby mama, local influencer Kim Raymond) – from adorable grocery runs with the bub, to glamorous first birthday party photos with his lovely family!
Fahmi Fadzil (@fahmifadzil.1)
As the newly elected Lembah Pantai MP in Malaysia’s groundbreaking general elections last month, Fahmi Fadzil nevertheless remains a politician second, and a family man first- with his wife of 14 years and their handsome young son being his loyal supporters from Day one!
Fadza Anuar (@fadzaanuar)
Co-founder and CEO of multi-label online giant, FashionValet, Fadza Anuar is also the loving husband of #girlboss, Vivy Yusof, and a devoted dad to two precocious youngsters (little heartbreaker, Daniel Azim Shah, and cheeky cilipadi, Mariam Iman Shah). Come October this year, this fashion-forward family will be welcoming Baby #3 into their folds- congratulations guys!
Roen Cian Nagapan (@roencian)
In a recent interview with Buro 24/7 Malaysia, this powerhouse entrepreneur and director of Life Juice, The Group, and Common Ground, amongst others, was described by his wife (former Miss Malaysia, Carey Ng) as being “tough and macho but not to (their) daughter”, baby Shaelyn Rey. By the looks of Roen’s loved-up Instagram feed, we have no doubt in mind that his little cutie is definitely Daddy’s little girl!
Alex Yoong (@alexyoongf1)
The seemingly ageless Alex Yoong, former Malaysian F1 driver and all-around adrenaline junkie, takes pride in his role as father above all else. His 14 year old son, Alister, appears to be following in his father’s footsteps (or wheel marks, rather), with a blossoming career in racing (and the same need for speed in his blood!)
Azlan Iskandar (@azziskandar)
Former national squash champion, Azlan Iskandar has recently welcomed baby Luca Iskandar Azlan into his beautiful family with Shoes, Shoes, Shoes’ mogul, Ung Yiu Lin – adding to the fabulously feisty mix of his two beloved daughters, Zara Aliya and Ava Aliya.
Awal Ashaari (@awalashaari)
TV host, model and actor, Awal Ashaari, is one half of one of Malaysia’s biggest power couples, along with his lovely wife, actress Scha Al-Yahya. Together, they’re the proud parents of daughter, Lara Alana, whose own Instagram account (@laraalanaa) boasts an impressive 3.2 million following… not too shabby for a four year old!
SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin (@smnasarudin)
SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, the enigmatic husband of local style icon Marion Caunter, is a man who puts family first, in spite of the demands of his high-powered role as the joint group executive chairman of Naza Group – honouring his three gorgeous kids (Leia Rose, six, Lana Rose, four, and Liam Nasarudin, two) as his “little blessings” on his Instagram.
Benjamin Yong (@bigbenyong)
Founder and Group “Chief Eating Officer” of the BIG Group, F&B entrepreneur Benjamin Yong is a dedicated dad to his two adorable children (daughter, Blake Azalee Yong, three, and son, Benjamin Baylee Yong, two), with wife Elizabeth Lee-Yong (co-owner of jewellery brand Bowerhaus and concept store, The Playground Borneo). Surrounded by the three apples of his eye, life has never been so sweet!
From courtroom trials to the trials of first time parenthood, Kimberly Lee is a former litigation lawyer turned full time employee of her boss baby. She writes about life, loss, love and everything in between as she explores her greatest adventure yet – motherhood.