Jamie Foxx says Chris Brown's smile is ''different'' since he welcomed daughter Royalty.

The actor and singer, 47 - who has known Chris, 26, since his teens - has praised the 'Loyal' hitmaker's parenting skills after he discovered he had fathered the 11-month-old girl with his long-time friend Nia Guzman-Amey.

He told E! News: ''I've known Chris since he was 15-years-old and he would come to my house and kick it and party with my sister who has Down syndrome, and [he would] dance with her and people would ask me how I know Chris and I've known this kid since he was a pup.

''I just felt like, you know, in our business you could've thrown money at it. And to see him take that step and really take care of his daughter... that is not to be overly commended because it's what he's supposed to do, but you know how this business can be. I thought that, for him, to see his smile now is just different to me and I hope he doesn't mind me saying that. It was great to see that.''

Chris took to his Instagram account earlier this month to share the first photograph of his daughter sleeping in a pink blanket and posted a heartfelt message about the baby girl to his fans.

He wrote: ''I honestly never knew I could love someone as strong as I do. I'm gonna give her the world.''

Meanwhile, Chris is said to be trying to win back his former girlfriend Karrueche Tran, 26, who dumped him after she discovered he had cheated on her with Nia.