Jaleel White has achieved a lot, however, his most significant would be being an amazing dad to his only daughter, Samaya. Recently, the actor celebrated his daughter’s 12th birthday with heartwarming words, and fans could not keep calm.
In August 2009, former “Family Matters” star Jaleel White was given one the most rewarding jobs after he welcomed his only child and daughter, Samaya White, who shares an uncanny resemblance with him.
Years have passed since her arrival, and Samaya is growing up very fast. The beautiful girl recently celebrated her 12th birthday, and Jaleel showered his daughter with sweet words on social media.
Taking to Instagram yesterday, the proud father uploaded some snapshots of Samaya alongside a beautiful tribute. The first slide saw the 12-year-old looking stunning in a sleeveless top paired with brown shorts.
Samaya wore a black cap over her neat black braids and smiled endearingly, showing her perfect teeth. In the second slide, Jaleel shared a picture of a note to his daughter on her eighth birthday anniversary, and it was lovely.
In the last two slides, the actor shared pictures of the basketball legend Magic Johnson and American actress Halle Berry, who share the same birth date with his stunning daughter. Jaleel also added the caption:
“Four years go by in a blink. Where did my 8 year old Gryffindor child go? 😥Pandemic halftime and she says, dad can be given to @unistudios for my birthday🎉.”
Jaleel also told his daughter that having Magic Johnson and Halle Berry as her birthday siblings was a tough act to follow; however, he loves the path she is on.
Some minutes after the post was shared, fans and followers took to the comments section to celebrate the little girl, but most could not look past the striking resemblance between the father-daughter pair.
Despite all his achievements, Jaleel has also been faced with some terrible experiences.
One respondent revealed that Samaya was Jaleel’s twin, and American singer Amanda Seals wrote, “Your whole twin thooooo.” Once again, a third fan made it known that the celebrant was her father’s twin.
Another delighted fan wrote, “she is your twin!! ❤❤”, and a fifth user wished Samaya a happy birthday, tagging her as her father’s twin. Other fans also penned down celebratory words and emojis.
Jaleel and Samaya share an incredible bond and always enjoy each other’s company. Time and again, the former has shared photos of himself and his daughter having fun during sporting events and outings.
The actor’s Instagram lovers also get to see him celebrate his daughter’s academic excellence at a pizza party or introduce Samaya to the world of entertainment by attending movie premieres together.
Apart from spending time with Samaya, Jaleel is also a source of inspiration to his beautiful daughter. The dad of one is very hardworking and has achieved a lot of success as an actor.
Since the end of the famous show “Family Matters,” Jaleel has featured in several television shows and movies produced web series and is also a successful voice-over actor. He also graduated from the University of California with a degree in theatre, film, and television.
Despite all his achievements, Jaleel has also been faced with some terrible experiences. The actor was accused of verbal and physical abuse by his baby mama Bridget Hardy.
Jaleel thought to clear his name; however, according to him, it was advisable to abstain from public discussion of the issue. The actor’s only hope remains that when Samaya googles her parents in the future, she would see that her father acted with class and dignity when pressed with fire.