"I'm Grateful To Have You"

O’Ryan penned a touching Instagram post to his and Jhene Aiko’s daughter, Namiko Love Browner, on Sunday (June 20). The message was written and shared in honor of Father’s Day.


“When I met you 13yrs ago I felt like I was afraid of failing you,” O’Ryan wrote to his daughter. “[I] feared I wasn’t qualified because of what I didn’t have,” the celebrity father said.

“This journey has been half planned, half-divine timing but fully aligned with purpose. I’m grateful to have you, Nams, and so thankful your mom trusts me with the task at hand. Peace to all my fathers and father figures out there the coaches the elders all ya LOVE.”

Several fans commended O’Ryan for the love he shows his daughter. “Happy Father’s Day O’ryan,” one social media follower wrote in response to the celebrity’s Father’s Day note to his daughter.

“Being fully present and giving your heart is the most important part of the task to (sic) being a father. All girls just want a man to show us what we should expect from a good man. And you, my friend, are being a great example of that by loving unconditionally towards all women. Peace, love, and abundance to you today and always!”

Another of O’Ryan’s fans wrote, “The caption ‘bout made me tear up. She always has the biggest smile around you! Happy Father’s Day, O’Ryan. Keep being amazing.”

The love O’Ryan received from his Instagram fans overwhelmed the celebrity to the degree of him coming back to the post to thank his supporters.

“Man thank all y’all [for real],” O’Ryan said. “You’ve seen me start this thing and look at us now,” the celebrity father exclaimed. “Still striving to be better,” O’Ryan told his fans. “Love to all the homies that’s (sic) solid and raising up Lil ones. And shoutout to ALL the daddy’s girls that ever loved me outchea (sic). APPRECIATE YOU!”


Namiko Browner is O’Ryan and Jhene Aiko’s only child together. She celebrates her thirteenth birthday in November.

Photos: @manalophoto



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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