Father’s Day is when people celebrate the men who raised them but for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Scott Clifton (Liam), the holiday also led him to reflect on his TV pop, Don Diamont (Bill)! “I found myself thinking about this guy today,” the actor shared on Instagram. “Fatherhood can mean so many different things, and there isn’t just one kind.
“Today, some people are celebrating their biological dads, others their stepdads, surrogate dads, adoptive dads, godfathers, mentors, religious figures, and so on,” Clifton continued. “But I think it’s rare to have someone come into your life long after you’ve reached adulthood, and become a father figure instantly.”
Diamont had already been starring on B&B for a year when Clifton joined the cast in 2010 as Liam Cooper, a young man who was looking for his biological father who turned out to be Bill Spencer. And that father/son bond extended behind the camera as well. Don is my friend, colleague, confidant — but he’s also my dad, even when the cameras stop rolling,” Clifton confided. “He’s advised me, protected me, scolded me, and cheered me on. If I have a health problem, he won’t leave me alone until I see a doctor about it; if I fail to act with integrity, he admonishes me to make it right; if I BS him, he knows it. He’s my dad. And it’s not because I’m special — it’s because he is.”
Clifton was also sure to share his love for his real-life father, and declared you can never have too many people that love and care for you. “I had a wonderful father growing up,” he wrote. “Ronald Scott Snyder is who I always wanted to be as a child, and who I’ve slowly become as a man. But most people don’t have just one father, and I hope that you, whoever, you are, take today to reflect on all of your dads — all the men in your life who made you who you are, or have kept you who you want to be. It may not always take a village, but sometimes we’re lucky enough to get one.”