Beyonce Buys Jay-Z $40M Father's Day Gift
New dad gets his very own jet, plus more Father's Day fun with celebs
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2012 9:48 AM CDT
Updated Jun 18, 2012 10:43 AM CDT
Jay-Z reacts with his wife, Beyonce, left, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets, Feb. 20, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

(Newser) – Becoming a father for the first time is a big deal, so Jay-Z definitely deserved the private jet wife Beyonce bought him for his first Father's Day yesterday, right? MediaTakeOut reports Bey gave Jay a new $40 million Bombardier Challenger 850, which sounds like something us mere mortals could actually live in: It includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and not one but two bathrooms. More on the Father's Day festivities celebs engaged in over the weekend:

  • Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian wrote touching messages to stepdad Bruce Jenner to mark the occasion, Celebuzz reports. Click to see what they wrote.
  • In yet more heartwarming news, Jennie Garth tweeted a sweet message to soon-to-be-ex-husband Peter Facinelli, E! reports. "Happy Fathers Day Peter," she wrote. "Our girls are so lucky to have a dad like you! Hope you have a great day with them :)."
  • In slightly-less-heartwarming news, Martin Sheen reflects on his parenting style (reminder: It produced Charlie Sheen). "You're not going to get the ideal relationship," the elder Sheen tells the AP. "Charlie could have become a priest, Emilio could have become a doctor. You don't get to choose that. And it's not really a reflection of you. They did have a hand in the bargain." Click to see his advice.
  • If we're going strictly by PopSugar's slideshow, it seems every famous dad in America was captured on film taking a walk with their kids yesterday, including Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom, and Ethan Hawke.
For more Father's Day fun, see the Huffington Post's list of some of TV's worst dads.

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Jun 19, 2012 11:10 AM CDT
Must be nice.
Jun 19, 2012 8:21 AM CDT
Forbes says he's worth $475m & she's worth $300m. This purchase wont even show up on their balance sheet.
Jun 19, 2012 8:19 AM CDT
I don't understand why people are upset by this. It's their money, let them spend it! Also, they are putting $40m into the economy. Think of how many jobs are created by building fancy jets like that- if people didn't buy them, what would happen to those workers in this economy?