The 21st day of June officially marks the start of summer, yet the day has an added layer of significance this year as the world celebrates fathers all around the globe.

These 10 local celebs have shared heartwarming tributes on social media; here's what they had to say about the special men in their lives!

Ira Losco

Malta's most popular songstress dedicated a post to two men; her father Oliver and husband Sean. "Kindness is a trait that we need more of. To me you are the kindest man on earth," she wrote about her dad. "Happy Father’s Day also goes out to my husband Sean who has fit into his role hand in glove and to Josef my FIL who always makes us laugh and makes our day brighter."

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Ira also dedicated a moment to all fathers in heaven, in a home or spending their day alone due to the COVID-19 situation: "Days like today are always very difficult for people who have lost their dads or those who can’t spend time with them like they usually do," she wrote.

Leah Camenzuli

"The only thing better than having you as my husband, is our child having you as her father (Our little guy doesn’t know how lucky he is just yet)," the expectant mother wrote in her post dedicated to hubby David Camenzuli. "There are no words to express how much we love and appreciate you," she said gratefully.

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Lorinda Mamo

Lorinda shared a throwback pic of herself when she was only a few weeks pregnant and captioned it: "So proud to be your daughter. So proud to call you dad." Expressing her gratitude, she continues: "Even though we don’t see each other or speak every day your endless love is with me, guiding me all the time. You always have and still do everything for us and mom and constantly show us what true love and respect really is."

Sean Gravina

Sean was himself the recipient of a sweet Father's Day message from wife Ira, but the celebrity chef also took a moment to send his well-wishes to his father: "Happy Father’s Day to my hero - great memories of my child hood live on Love you dad," he wrote in a throwback Instagram post of the two together

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Martina Zammit

Popular radio host Martina also paid tribute to her fun-loving dad with a sweet collage: "Happy Fathers Day to you Pa, your sense of humour and lame jokes are the best. You must be so proud of your funniest contribution to humanity... ME! Here's to always keep smiling no matter what life throws at you," she wrote in the caption.

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Daniel Chircop

One half of the popular comedy duo Danusan, Daniel paid a heartfelt tribute to his father on Facebook: "Father of mine, thank you for always being there for me and our family. Thank you for your hard work so we could have the life we have now, raising six children is no joke and I now that myself because I'm raising 3 and it's a big piece of work. Thank you for the values you taught us and the infinite love you have for us," the comedian wrote.

Chrysander Agius

The other half of the comedy duo Danusan, Chrysander also paid tribute to his father by sharing an astounding throwback photo of his look-alike father: "Everyone says I look like my dad. IS IT TRUE? It's great that I look like him on the outside, but I hope to be like him from the inside too because that's where his beauty lies," he wrote.

Michela Pace

Gozo's pop princess also paid tribute to her father in a heartfelt Facebook post: "Thank you for teaching us to be humble, kind and respectful...but most of all thank you for loving us unconditionally and encouraging us to chase our dreams!"

Evelyn Saliba La Rosa

TV Actress, director and producer Evelyn also paid tribute to her husband by sharing a picture of the doting dad painting crafts with their son: "To the best daddy in the whole wide world!!" she wrote.

Ben Camille

XTina sent hubby Ben a heartwarming message through a number of snaps of Ben and daughter Elle on Instagram stories: "Papa I wanted to tell you something ... I love you so much and I am so happy that you are my papa...you make me so happy and I wish you a happy father's day. From your Kuccla Pie Bebe Elle," she wrote.

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Danita Camilleri

Cool mum Danita sent her wishes to three very important men in her life: "HAPPY FATHERS DAY to the most important men to me: my husband, my father-in law and my dear dad."

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BONUS: Tamara Webb

Malta's very own Balance Queen is now in the third trimester of pregnancy, and with less than three months to go till the happy couple meet Baby Peanut, Tamara shared a sweet picture of herself with husband Ken cradling her bump.

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Happy Father's Day to all!

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