Cue the happy tears! In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, Ryan Seacrest, Sisanie, Tanya Rad and Patty shared fond memories of their dads on-air on Friday, June 14.
Sisanie, Tanya and Ryan all called their dads to wish them a happy father’s day, while Patty shared a story that she’ll never forget.
“He came to this country when he was a teenager … he did it the old fashioned way, through the desert, and he’s now a US citizen, but it took a very long time for him to get to that place,” Patty shared of her father, Carlos. “And he worked so hard just to give us the basic necessities.”
The now mom of two continued that her father instilled the work ethic she has today and also recalled an emotional moment she’ll never forget.
“One thing him and I connected with was the love of soccer,” Patty added. “I was 13 and I was listening to the radio station and they were giving away tickets … and I needed to pick them up at the radio station.”
Patty explained that the only way she could pick up the tickets was if her dad skipped work and drove her there. They ended up getting stuck in traffic and their one and only car broke down.
“And I was so upset at him,” Patty continued. “I was so mad and selfish because we weren’t getting the tickets because his car broke down — just being a stupid teenager … It kills me to this day to think about it,” she shared through tears. “How selfish I was. Like, he missed worked, … and he was doing everything he could to make me happy.”
Patty hadn’t shared that story with her father yet and concluded that she’ll forever cherish how much her father did and still does for them.
Watch back the sweet video above to hear the whole story and to hear Ryan call his dad, Gary!