18 Surprising Celebrity Godparents!

Godparents are typically close friends of the family, so it makes sense that celebrities choose other celebrities to be godparents to their children. We have combed through a number of celebrity children and have found 18 celebrity godparents that will definitely surprise you!

18. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore is the godmother of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter Frances Bean. Apparently Barrymore and Love used to be pretty good friends, but not so much anymore.

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17. Andy Warhol

Bijou Phillips was born and raised among the stars, so having Andy Warhol – a leading figure in the pop art movement – as a godfather should not come as a surprise!

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16. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the godmother of Miley Cyrus and it looks like she takes her job pretty seriously! The country singer has defended her goddaughter against those who criticized her twerk-tastic performance at last year’s VMAs.

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15. Steven Spielberg

Academy Award Winning director Steven Spielberg is the godfather of two A-list actresses – Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore!

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14. Michael Jackson

Considering that Nicole Richie is the adopted daughter of music legend Lionel Richie, it makes perfect sense that her godfather was the late Michael Jackson!

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13. Elton John

Elton John is not only the godfather of David and Victoria Beckham’s two sons Brooklyn and Romeo, but he is also the godfather of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son Sean Lennon!

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12. Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford – who happens to be a close family friend of Kris and Bruce Jenner – is the godmother of to their two youngest daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner!

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11. Jamie Lee Curtis

Acting legend Jamie Lee Curtis is the godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal. Considering that his father is a director and his mother is a producer and screenwriter, it makes sense that his godmother would also be famous!

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10. Jennifer Aniston

It’s no secret that Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox have been close friends for years, so it shouldn’t be surprising that Jen is Courtney’s daughter, Coco’s, godmother.

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9. Joan Collins

Model Cara Delevigne has led a pretty privileged life, which has included private schools, as well as connections with royalty, so it should come as no surprise that her godmother is English actress, author and columnist Joan Collins!

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8. Eva Longoria

David and Victoria Beckham asked Eva Longoria to be Harper’s godmother. Longoria has expressed her excitement over the privilege and we would be too! Harper is probably the cutest baby in Hollywood!

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7. Johnny Depp

During filming for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Helena Bonham Carter – on behalf of her husband Tim Burton – asked Johnny Depp to be their son Billy’s godfather. Depp replied that he would be honored.

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6. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is godmother to Elton John and his husband David Furnish’s sons, Elijah and Zachary. After seeing how successful she was as a godmother to Zachary, they decided to give her the same duties for their younger son Elijah.

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5. Bono

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie asked Bono to be godfather to their twins, Knox and Vivienne.  Apparently the couple had been staying at one of Bono’s properties in the South of France and they decided to return the kind gesture by giving him a place in their kids’ lives.

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4. Macaulay Culkin

Michael Jackson asked Macaulay Culkin – who he had been close friends with since the actor shot to fame with the box office hit “Home Alone” – to be the godfather of his first child Prince Michael and his daughter Paris.

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3. Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal – Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger’s co-star from “Brokeback Mountain” – was asked by the couple to be the godfather of their daughter Matilda who happened to be conceived during the filming of the movie!

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2. Jessica Alba

Jaime King gave the role of godmother of her son James Knight to longtime friend Jessica Alba! She announced this to the world via Instagram with this message: “With James Knight and his Nina (Godmother) @jessicaalba – thank you Jess for your unending love and light – we are so grateful for you.”

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1. Kate Moss

Kate Moss is godmother to Jude Law and longtime friend Sadie Frost’s daughter, Iris. According to IMDB, Frost is the godmother of Moss’ daughter Lila Grace as well.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.