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Celeb Dads Drop Bad Boy Images for Fatherhood

When you think of Kanye West, Simon Cowell and Colin Farrell, you may not associate any of them with being named Father of the Year. But believe it or not, these men—who built up reputations for vanity and womanizing—are leaving it all behind to become doting dads.

As the Daily Mail reports, you may still find these fathers sunning on yachts, but instead of doing it with bikini-clad ladies, they're doing it with their kids.

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As Kanye West told New York radio show Hot 97, his life now entirely revolves around his 2-year-old daughter North.

"I'm completely boring actually. I'm not at the club, I'm never at [New York City nightclub] One Oak," West said. "All I do is go to the studio everyday. I gotta take [North] to tap class. And gym class."

Then there is Simon Cowell, who is notorious for having a new woman on his arm seemingly every week. But now that he has his toddler Eric to take care of, things have changed.

"I never expected to be a father, but I love it. Eric makes me laugh," Cowell recently told People magazine. "He and I communicate very well because we basically like the same things—Disney movies [and] laughing at the dogs."

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And what about hard-partying Colin Farrell, father to two young sons? It used to be that the actor wasn't seen at a premiere without a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. But these days he's a doting dad that doesn't even engage in dating.

"I have not dated for, ooh, four years now. It's just not happening, what with the work, the kids and my life," he recently told the Sunday Times. "I know it's not what people expect to hear, but that's the honest truth. It's not about 'me, me, me, the loudmouth' anymore."

It just goes to show you that even the most hard-partying guys out there can change their ways when fatherhood enters the picture.

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