He’s most known for his role in Jane the Virgin but he’s starting to make a name for himself in Hollywood in other areas, proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Justin Baldoni made his directorial debut in the movie Five Feet Apart that stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson. He also happens to like to do some TED Talks and launched a series called Man Enough that is dedicated to bringing men in Hollywood together to discuss what it means to be a man in the 21st century, as The Hollywood Reporter states.
Some people are saying that Justin is the sexiest man alive for more than just his physical appearance. He’s on fire and he may just be the most perfect man in Hollywood right now. It comes down to the way he treats his wife and how he sees the future for his daughters. He’s looking for real change and we are on board with that. He believes that men need to acknowledge issues that plague them in society instead of turning a blind eye.
Our eyes are wide open as we look at 20 reasons why Justin is perfect.
20 He’s A Proud Feminist
It’s not every day that you find a Hollywood man that is also a feminist. But he wants his daughter to have the same kind of advantages in life that men seem to get automatically. He has been part of TED Talk spreading the word on how men can be better, not only for themselves but for women too. When it comes to his commitment to feminism, he is unapologetic. He uses his social media to invite people to have meaningful discussions about change in the world. He offers support to men and he works to uplift women.
19 He Wants To Work On His Insecurities
It’s hard to believe that he has any but for Justin Baldoni, he believes that men were raised to be “man enough” and he wants it to stop.
“The worst insult you could give to a six-year-old boy is to call him a ‘girl,’” Baldoni says in an interview with Marie Claire. “That’s the problem — that’s where it starts.”
He believes that men should have a feminine side to them.
“I felt like I had to adopt this tough, manly persona to fit in," he continues. "I had to push away all the qualities and the attributes that the world perceived to be feminine.
What I realized as I got older is that those things were some of my greatest strengths.”
18 He Adores His Wife
We love a man who is genuinely in love with the woman in his life. If you follow him on social media, you can see that he feels that the sun rises and sets with Emily Baldoni. He calls her his best friend and means it. He captioned this photo on social media with, “If I love you, I need not continually speak of my love - you will know without any words.” The two seem like a solid team and they do whatever they have to in order to make things work and that’s endearing.
17 He Reminds His Daughter That She’s More Than Just Pretty
It’s so important to teach our girls that they aren’t just a pretty face, that they also have substance to them and that’s a goal in Baldoni’s life.
“We’re doing everything we can to teach our daughter that she is so much more than her appearance. I try to remind myself to compliment her on her kindness, her intelligence, her patience, humor, vocabulary and everything else!"
he wrote on Instagram, as Hello Giggles reports. "We are constantly (lovingly) reminding people how smart she is when the first thing said when seeing her is how pretty she is. But It’s hard! As a culture, we’ve been so conditioned to compliment children on their appearance instead of their intelligence."
16 He’s Passionate And Funny About His Beliefs
Justin has a TED Talk called “Why I’m Done Trying to be Man Enough,” and it is honest and funny. He talks about it passionately. Most TED Talks are meant to inspire people and this one is certainly no different. Its goal is to shed light on masculinity. He doesn’t whine and he’s not egotistical when he discusses it. He discusses his experiences in Hollywood and what it means to be a man in today’s world. He was even allowed to make the same speech at TEDWomen in 2017 so he’s only getting started in spreading his message.
15 He Proposed To His Wife Via Video
You have to give him credit for creativity. He decided when it was time to propose to the woman of his dreams that he would do it via video. Not only do you get to see Baldoni dancing in the video but he’s also singing Bruno Mars and ‘N Sync songs! The video is 27-minutes long, as The Daily Mail reports. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you definitely must. The effort that he put into it says a lot about how much he loves his wife and that’s definitely something to celebrate.
14 He Had To Learn That His Voice Is Not More Important
This guy is moving mountains in his own life and relationships and it’s truly inspiring to see a man willing to correct his own mistakes. An example is seen in his relationship with his wife. He says, “I have found that I interrupt my wife quite often,” Justin confesses to Marie Claire.
"In public, when she starts talking, I’ll finish her sentence for her. I don’t even know the reasons why I do it. She’s had to tell me multiple times, 'Sweetheart, you jumped in again and finished what I was going to say.'
And I didn’t even realize it. That means that I have been subconsciously taught that my voice is more important than hers. I have to be man enough to shut the hell up and listen.”
How profound is that?
13 The Perfect Definition Of A Man
Growing up he was a skinny kid and even though he has a pretty fit body now, Justin says that he struggles with body issues because of his past.
“So, when I look in the mirror, I still see the kid who was bullied, who was never tough enough or strong enough,”
he tells Marie Claire. “I get anxiety when I see there’s a scene where I have to take off my shirt. But if I ever talk about those insecurities, I get made fun of. 'Oh, please, Justin. Is your six pack not good enough? You don’t have an eight-pack today?' It’s a different type of bullying.”
12 His Social Media Is About Positivity
Social media can be a bummer at times because there is a lot of negativity on there and it can be hard to escape. But if you are looking for a bright light towards positivity, then all you have to do is go to Justin Baldoni’s pages. He spends a lot of time spreading positivity and hope on his pages, which is so refreshing. He openly expresses his adoration of love for his wife and children. One thing that you can take from his pages is that he openly discusses his anxieties and feelings which is surprising to see from a male celebrity.
11 He's Got Some Rafael Solano In Him
His character on Jane the Virgin, Rafael Solano, starts off as a womanizer with an arrogant streak. But over the course of the first four seasons, he makes some pretty remarkable changes. He becomes a man who is committed to his family and is head-over-heels in love with his wife. He has positive relationships around him and even when he does face challenges, he faces them head on and does it with respect and compassion. He’s very much like Justin Baldoni in that respect.
10 He Doesn’t Have All The Answers
We know that guys at times can be “fixers” and they can find it frustrating if they are unable to solve a problem. Justin Baldoni has stated that it’s nice to be able to say he doesn’t have it all figured out.
"Maybe it makes me more of a man to stand up and say, 'I don’t know the answer,'"
he tells Marie Claire. Justin strikes us as the type of man who'd actually listen to what his wife has to say when she needs to vent after a hard day, instead of trying to help her solve her issues. Refreshing! He really is dreamy.
9 He Wants Men To Start Listening To Women
How could we not love something like this? Justin Baldoni wants both men and women to start talking and figure out a way to co-exist without pain. He tells Marie Claire,
“I do think there needs to be a conversation where both sides listen. It’s really, really important that men listen to women.
That they hear their struggles, their anguish, their stories of assault, their stories of discrimination, and they shut up, listen, and then they do something about it.”
8 He’s Sitting In The Director’s Chair
He’s not just about being an actor, he wants to be able to also tell stories that he finds inspiring as well. He made his debut as a director with the movie Five Feet Apart. It was his first major movie production but he also directed the documentary web series, My Last Days. Each episode of the documentary was focused on “a person with terminal illness and how they were choosing to live, knowing it was on borrowed time. But more importantly, all six episodes looked at how these people were using their time to give back,” Bustle reports.
7 He’s All About #MarriageGoals
We can’t help but adore a guy who isn't interested in playing the field but who just wants to embrace what he has at home. It’s not easy finding “the one” so when you do, you have to hold on to it. He calls marrying his best friend a means of building “fortress for wellbeing,” as Story Mirror reports.
Marriage is a lot of hard work but if you truly want it then the hard work is worth it. As Justin posted on social media,
“Spread that love. Don't let another moment go by without them knowing. Thank them for being your mirror and helping you grow because at the end of the da,y that's what life is all about.
So with that, happy #NationalBestFriendDay and thank you to my best friend and 'help mate' @emilybaldoni - [I love you.]”
6 He Might Be The Best Dad Ever
He adores his children and if you ever doubt that all you have to do is peek into his social media where you will see an explosion of pictures of him and his kids. Justin appreciates the mother that his wife is, too. He wrote a message to his kids on Instagram, saying,
“One day you will understand just how lucky you are to have this incredible woman as your mother. She blows me away every day, with her love, kindness, thoughtfulness and dedication to creating a space that will allow you to grow into the woman we know you are destined to become.
Your papa is so grateful that the Angels convinced her to choose him.”
We're not crying, you're crying!
5 He Believes That Love Is A Protection From The World
The world is a tough place and one of the brighter parts of it is knowing and feeling love. That can be with your partner, your family, children or your friends. We just feel that Justin Baldoni “gets” it. “[Love is] a protection from the world,” Justin writes on his Instagram account.
“Love is not something that just shows up one day and stays by itself.
It takes real work, but that real work is also what makes it meaningful.”
4 He’s Tired Of Performing
Justin wants to be his own man, not the kind of man other people expect him to be. Seriously, we need more men out there that are just like him! “I’ve been pretending to be a man that I’m not my entire life,” he says, as QZ reports.
"I’ve been pretending to be strong when I felt weak, confident when I felt insecure, and tough when really I was hurting. I think for the most part I’ve just been kind of putting on a show, but I’m tired of performing.
And I can tell you right now that it is exhausting trying to be man enough for everyone all the time.”
3 He’s Empowering Men To Be Better
Justin is the co-founder and chairman of Wayfair Entertainment which is the production company that is behind Man Enough, as Entertainment Tonight reports. He is imploring men to be empowered to change who society expects them to be. As he says in a Ted Talk, reported by Huffington Post,
“Your strength, your bravery, your toughness: Can we redefine what those mean and use them to explore our hearts? Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? To reach out to another man when you need help?
To dive headfirst into your shame? Are you strong enough to be sensitive, to cry whether you are hurting or you’re happy, even if it makes you look weak?”
2 He Knows How To Handle Temper Tantrums
We all think that celebrity parents never go through struggles with their kids but here is a clear example of the fact that celebrities don’t have it any easier than we do. This is a picture of Justin, his dad and his daughter in Whole Foods.
“Two men, standing together in silence, forever bonded by an unconditional love for both each other and this brand new, raw, and pure soul who we would both go to the ends of the Earth for,"
Justin wrote on his Instagram, as Parents reports. "I can only imagine how many times I did this when I was her age.” He stood calmly and didn't let the experience embarrass him, which he says is important for parents not to feel when their kids throw tantrums. He also speaks of how important it is to acknowledge what kids are going through and how they feel. Yes!
1 He’s Still Under Construction
Justin has described himself on social media as being the same as a house that is not quite built yet. It’s important for us all to always be improving something in our lives in order to grow into better humans. “Emily and I are building our first home together,” he wrote on Facebook.
“To be honest, my life right now kind of feels a little like this house. Open, raw, vulnerable, and under construction. Today we walked over to just sit in the house and dream a bit.
We said some prayers, thanked God, and promised to use it as a home of love and service where all will be welcomed. Then Emily walked away and stood in the middle of the house where our dining room will be, and started praying.”
References: Marie Claire, Hello Giggles, The Daily Mail, Bustle, Instagram, ET