Darius McCrary from 'Family Matters' Melts Hearts as He Snuggles with Daughter Zoey in Sweet Photo

Claudine Varela
Feb 07, 2020
02:00 A.M.

Darius McCrary is all-smiles in a pic with his daughter as he reminds people to "take every opportunity to love more" in light of Kobe Bryant's death.


Darius McCrary picked up an important lesson from Kobe Bryant’s death and he’s putting it to action. The “Family Matters” star is determined to make every day count starting with a post to celebrate his daughter.

Darius McCrary at an event in Los Angeles in September 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Darius McCrary at an event in Los Angeles in September 2017. | Photo: Getty Images



Darius took to his Instagram a week ago to impart a message to his followers about seizing the moment and loving one’s family more. The actor is taking a cue from the late Kobe whose time with the people he loved was cut short by his tragic death.

Darius says these times are teaching us not to take love for granted. Sharing a photo of him and his daughter, Zoey, he advised, “take every opportunity to love more.”

“parents even though we’re working to better our families lives we gotta get it every way we can cuz it isn’t promised"



It’s no secret Darius has been sharing Zoey’s time with her mother and his ex-wife, Tammy Brawner. In the terms of their divorce which was finalized last year, Tammy was awarded full legal and physical custody of Zoey.

Darius was granted monitored visitation until such time he completes intervention classes to treat his alcohol and drug abuse tendencies. He was also obligated to attend parenting classes.

Tammy filed for divorce in 2017 citing irreconcilable differences. She also cited Zoey’s safety as one of the reasons to end their marriage, In 2018, she accused Darius of dislocating Zoey’s arm when he grabbed her arm to take her to the bathroom.



Today, the 43-year-old father seems to be in a better place with his daughter as evident in the photo he shared. The adorable 4-year-old clings to his neck as he carries her. In his caption, Darius writes,

“parents even though we’re working to better our families lives we gotta get it every way we can cuz it isn’t promised like #KB said I want every moment I can get when I’m not on my grind.”

He also thanks Tammy and tells Zoe she’s “the best date ever!!!” before adding the hashtags, “#daddyslove,” “#daddysgirl,” and “#girldad.” The latter was a hashtag that went viral after Kobe’s death. It referred to men who take pride in being fathers to daughters.



Kobe epitomized this, having spawned four girls in his marriage to Vanessa Bryant. He was especially supportive of his daughter, Gianna’s passion for basketball. He didn’t think for one minute that he needed a boy to continue his legacy. He believed Gianna could do it on her own.

Unfortunately, Gianna was with him in his helicopter that crashed and claimed his life and seven others. We imagine somewhere out there, she’s still fulfilling her dream to of becoming her father’s great successor.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Kenny Rodgers Felt Responsible That 4 of His 5 Marriages Ended in Divorce: ‘I Take the Blame for It’

February 05, 2022

Mark Wahlberg Wants to Devote More Time to Parenting in Private & Asks Record $87.5M for His LA Mansion

May 08, 2022

Pastor Finds Poor Baby on Church Doorstep While No One Is Around — Story of the Day

March 04, 2022

Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet Are Trying to Fix Their 17-Year Relationship after Split, Report Says

March 03, 2022

Woman Refuses to Accept Stepdaughter until She Sees Photo Her Father Stashed for 42 Years — Story of the Day

April 27, 2022

Michael Caine Fell for Wife of 49 Years in ‘8 Minutes’ - He Called Her 11 Times before She Agreed to Date

February 07, 2022

After Millionaire Husband’s Death, Old Widow Is Forced to Live In Dirty Old Trailer – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Girl Loses Father She Was Very Close To, Keeps Getting Letters from Him for 5 Years

April 28, 2022

Inside Tom Hanks & Wife of 33 Years Rita Wilson's Relationship with Their Biracial Granddaughter

April 29, 2022

Old Man Goes to Visit Daughter for His 80th Birthday, She Doesn't Let Him Enter Her House – Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Mickey Rooney Said He 'Died' When 5th Wife Was Killed by Her Lover Yet He Married Her Best Friend

March 23, 2022

Woman Sues Her Husband to Receive Compensation, Daughter Supports Stepfather, Not Her – Story of the Day

February 07, 2022

Steven Curtis Chapman Defied Wife's Wishes by Adopting Daughter Who Was Killed by His Son's Car 5 Years Later

April 24, 2022