February 15, 2021
Actor Jaleel White of "Family Matters" fame shared cute pictures on his Instagram page showing him and his daughter as they enjoyed a picnic in a park.
There is nothing actor Jaleel White loves doing more than spending time with his look-alike daughter, Samaya White, and Valentine's Day was another day for the doting dad to do so once again.
Jaleel shared pictures from his and Samaya's Valentine's Day picnic with his fans on Instagram. The proud dad shared a photo that showed him in a white long-sleeved print top and camo pants.
He held a cookie on his left hand and a glass of wine on his right hand and gave the camera a look reminiscent of his days playing Steve Urkel on "Family Matters."
In the second snapshot, Samaya, who was clad in a black hoodie and black ripped jeans, fed her father a cupcake, laughing as she did. In the post's caption, Jaleel wrote:
"Picnics in the park / mixing colognes after dark ? #HappyValentinesDay Ain't no shortage of joyful ideas over here."
Jaleel's fans loved every bit of the pictures he shared and took turns to commend him for always bonding and sharing beautiful moments with his daughter.
One fan said it is sweet for the actor to bond with Samaya and wished them a happy Valentine's Day, while a second person said Jaleel is teaching his daughter how to know what a real man is.
Though Jaleel got the Steve Urkel role, things could have turned out differently as he was initially cast to play Rudy Huxtable.
Jaleel's fans would not have been surprised that he spent Valentine's Day with Samaya, given that the actor usually posts multiple pictures and videos of their moments on his Instagram page.
The star embraces every moment with the 12-year-old and never shies away from sharing it, even if it is just a picture of them enjoying ice cream or having pizza.
Jaleel's portrayal of Steve Urkel in "Family Matters" is one he will eternally be remembered for, and no matter how old he gets, his fans will always associate him with that role.
He once revealed that people say the nicest things to him everywhere he goes because of the character and that he hardly goes through airport security without getting a full range of reactions from TSA.
However, he was replaced by Keshia Knight Pulliam when Bill Cosby decided to mirror "The Cosby Show" after his real-life family. One can only wonder how things would have played out if Jaleel got that role instead of his role on "Family Matters."