Country legend Travis Tritt proved he’s the epitome of a “girl dad” after the singer-songwriter posted a photo of himself wearing an adorable shirt in honor of his daughter.
In the photo posted by Travis Tritt via Twitter, he’s rocking a shirt that reads, “Yes I do have a beautiful daughter. I also have a gun, a shovel, and an alibi.” Even though we know it’s all in good fun, we know that Tritt is probably very protective of his only daughter— even if she is 23. Tyler is the oldest of Travis Tritt’s three children. He also has two other sons, Tarian and Tristian, with his wife, Theresa.
It seems like Tyler has also caught the singing bug. She’s also quite the singer (we’re sure she got her chops from her dad) who sings cover songs and original tunes. She’s also known to perform live and revealed that she’d played bars in Nashville’s Lower Broadway area.
Another celebrity dad that proudly held the title of “girl dad” was the late basketball player Kobe Bryant. In fact, the inspiration behind the phrase “girl dad” actually originated thanks to Bryant.
Travis Tritt Hops on ‘Girl Dad’ Train, Went Viral by Late Kobe Bryant
Travis Tritt might not know where the now famous phrase came from.
Back in January of 2020, Bryant and his 14-year-old daughter, Gigi died in a tragic helicopter crash. Following the accident, ESPN’s Elle Duncan told an emotional story about meeting Bryant.
When Duncan was pregnant, Bryant spoke of the pride he felt about getting to be a father to girls. “Girls are amazing,” he told her. “I would have five more girls if I could. I’m a girl dad.”
After the story aired, the phrase “girl dad” spread like wildfire on social media. As a result, celebrities and regular dads began sharing photos of themselves with their daughters, along with messages of love. In addition, “girl dad” also acted as pushback to the notion that men are expected to want boys more than girls.
Brian A. Klems, author of Oh Boy, You’re Having a Girl: A Dad’s Survival Guide to Raising Daughters is just one example of a father who’s dealt with the assumption. When he was preparing to become a father to a girl for the third time, he remembers telling his wife, “everybody thought I really wanted a boy, but I honestly didn’t care.” According to Klems, men often have to face the common misconception that men should prioritize having girls over boys.“I think people, deep down, think you kind of want to replace yourself, he added.
Even though “girl dad” may seem like just a phrase, it can help men see the importance of creating the same opportunities for their daughters as they would for sons.
Travis Tritt is surely a proud girl dad through and through. Furthermore, Travis Tritt just released his first album in 14 years.