Jaleel White steals hearts with photos of his smiling daughter with long hair on family vacation

Jul 09, 2018
06:55 P.M.
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The actor rarely shares photos of his family to his social media accounts, but has recently broken that rule a few times lately when it comes to his growing daughter. 


41-year-old Jaleel White, known for his role on Family Matters, is a family man in real life too. He has a 9-year-old daughter, Samaya, with whom he is very close, with ex-girlfriend Bridget Hardy. 

The proud papa is a big part of his daughter's life, spending as much time with her as he can, even taking her to school in the mornings. 

And while he's usually fairly private about his personal life, he recently posted a number of photos to his Instagram account of his sweet little girl with him. 


Taken on the 4th of July, the father daughter duo could be seen wearing matching pouts for the photo. While he appeared to be wearing a short-sleeved baseball jacket, Samaya was wearing a white and blue Dodgers t-shirt. 

The pair had checked into the Dodgers Stadium for the game according to his Instgram account, and were watching with a pair of dark sunglasses each. Samaya had also pulled her back in a ponytail, while her dad wore a baseball cap. 

"May the 4th be with you," White captioned the photo. 


Another pic that he recently shared of himself and his daughter showed them enjoying the great outdoors at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, with tall mountains and trees in the background as Samaya was treated to a piggy-back ride. 

"Baby, chill We tryna take a serious pic #backdropsorealitlooksfake#godscountrty #godsplan Hope everyone had a safe and love filled holiday," White wrote. 

Plenty of fans flocked to the comments section to praise White for his parenting skills. 

"Thank you for being a GREAT Father aka Dad!" wrote Meme, while Nichol De Groot added: "These pictures are great! I love seeing you and your baby. It looks like you guys have an amazing thing going on."


In June, White also took to social media to share a photo of the excitement on Samaya's face on her last day of school before the summer holiday. White had a slight smile on his face, but Samaya couldn't contain her joy. 

In the image, which was shot in their car, the sweet little girl looked delighted to be free as she poked her head forward between the seats for the photo.