It seemed like only yesterday when Jaleel White was putting smiles on people’s faces with his mischievous “Steve Urkel” character. Now, the actor’s daughter is all grown up and may soon be following in her dad’s footsteps.
Jaleel shared photos of his daughter, Samaya White on a movie set. Samaya wore a black-and-white striped dress, and her long hair was pulled back. In one image, Samaya posed with her famous dad who decked out in a shirt, jacket, and baseball hat combo.
Samaya was also spotted with a bunch of red peppers, and at one point, she stood on a chair to observe a camera.
As usual, fans of the former “Family Matters” star showed up in his comments section. This time, most could not help pointing out the strong resemblance between Jaleel and Samaya.
“This is great! Continue to show her the way”- @wattsbears
“She is adorable!!! She looks just like you blessings my brother!”- @shellyfly2925
“Oh my goodness! She's your twin! Amazing”- @a_random_lucy
These particular photos of Jaleel and his mini-me were taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the award-winning actor is on set for a new movie, “Faithfully.”
Despite Jaleel’s nasty split from Samaya’s mother, the 41-year-old actor has been a doting dad to his nine-year-old. One look at his Instagram page is enough to convince anyone that his life revolves around her.
In June, Jaleel shared a photo with his daughter on her last day of school, adding that the days went by pretty fast.
Samaya’s mother and Jaleel’s ex-girlfriend, Bridget Hardy, accused Jaleel of physical assault in 2012. She also claimed he had lied about the incident while under oath.
“He hit me across the chest area. He pushed me into the toilet, and it broke. Water went everywhere, through the walls and even to the kitchen downstairs. Verbally and emotionally, he’s abusive. He told me I’m not working; I have no money; I’m white trash. None of it was true.”
Despite Jaleel denying her claims, Hardy continued with her allegations:
“When he put my stuff in storage, he deleted 3,000 photos on my computer. He knew I had the photo of the toilet busted, but he didn’t know I had it on my phone. I think he was looking for that photo.”
The drama between the estranged exes eventually died down, and Jaleel has since settled down to family life with Samaya
Jaleel and Hardy welcomed Samaya in 2009. Samaya turned nine in August, and as usual, her father took to Instagram with a funny post to celebrate his daughter.