Henry Cavill says he'll be a dad 'soon' in Father's Day post

Henry Cavill isn’t a father yet, but he's celebrating Father’s Day anyway with a sweet question for dads.

Cavill, who confirmed he and his girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso, were expecting their first child back in April, shared a selfie on June 16 posing in a nursery with a crib in the background.

In the caption, he reflected on his impending fatherhood and asked his followers for advice.

“Oh yeah.....and Happy Father’s Day ye dads out there. Turns out I shall be joining your hallowed ranks soon! Any tips?

“And don’t worry, pillows won’t be in the crib when the wee one arrives, just glue and scapels so he or she can build Warhammer miniatures,” Cavill joked.

Viscuso reshared Cavill’s post on her Instagram story and penned a touching note about her boyfriend ahead of the birth of their child.

“Happy, happy Father’s Day to the soon to be father of my first child!” she wrote. “Overflowing with love and excitement over here!”

Cavill confirmed he and Viscuso were expecting a child at the New York City premiere of “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” on April 15.

When asked by Access Hollywood if his co-star Henry Golding, who is a father of two, inspired him to “take on fatherhood” in his “next chapter,” Cavill said his parents were his main source of inspiration.

“I’m very excited about it. Natalie and I are both very excited,” he said. “I’m sure you’ll see much more of that.”

Cavill and Viscuso have remained relatively low-key during the course of their relationship.

The couple went Instagram official with their romance in April 2021. At the time, he shared a photo playing chess with Viscuso, writing in the caption, “This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess.”

One month after going public, Cavill addressed criticism that arose about their relationship in a lengthy post on social media.

“There has been lots of, let’s call it speculation for now, about my private life and professional partnerships,” he wrote, in part. “Now, while I do appreciate the passion and support by those very people who are ‘speculating’, It has come to such a point that I needed to say something, which in itself, is a bad thing.”

Cavill addressed individuals who were showcasing “disdain” and “displeasure through a surprising variety of ways,” telling them that it was “time to stop.”

“I know it can be fun to speculate, to gossip, and to dive into our own personal echo chambers on the internet, but your ‘passion’ is misplaced, and it causes harm to the people I care about most,” he said.

The actor ended his caption with a declaration of his feelings for Viscuso, sharing that he was “very happy in love, and in life.”

“I’d be enormously grateful if you were happy with me,” he wrote. “If you can’t bring yourself to be happy with me, then at the very least try to do yourself proud and be the best version of yourself.”

World Premiere of 'Argylle' in London (Anadolu / Anadolu via Getty Images)
World Premiere of 'Argylle' in London (Anadolu / Anadolu via Getty Images)

Since going public with their relationship, the couple have still remained private about their romance, but they have made several red carpet appearances together.

They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the “Enola Holmes 2” premiere in October 2022. Most recently, the couple were photographed on the red carpet together at the London premiere of “Argylle” in January.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com