When parents have a newborn, most of the time they appoint someone special in their life to be the baby’s godparent. The primary purpose of a godparent is up for debate but overall, their duty is to be there for the child when needed. And also in the rare case that something happens to the biological parents, a godparent can step in and take care of the child.
When Your Godparents Are Celebrities
Many celebrities have close relationships with one another, so close that they choose these close friends to be a godparent.Continue to go through because you won’t believe why Elton John chose this person to be the godparent!
The King And Nicole Richie
Yes, Nicole Richie was adopted by superstar Lionel Richie. So what did he do after adopting the gorgeous Nicole? He made the king of pop, Michael Jackson, her godfather. How lucky for an adopted child to be brought into such a great lineage of famous family members. Godfather or not, Jackson was still technically family and it’s even better that her father was also one of the greatest singers.
It’s sad that Jackson went through all the troubles he went through during the latter part of his career before passing so we feel sad that Nicole didn’t get to take in all the greatness of Jackson for longer.
David Beckham Chose Them
When an all-time great soccer player selects you to be the godparents, chances are you shouldn’t or wouldn’t decline. Victoria and David Beckham have been married since 1999 and have four children together. Two of the oldest sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, share the same godparents in Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley.
Interestingly enough, a source said that David’s parents feel snubbed for being left out of being named godparents. “David’s dad has had a real go at him about it but he just shrugs his shoulders and has more or less said that there is nothing he can do about it,” revealed the source.
Michael Jackson’s Kids
He was the child star in the hit movie series Home Alone. His traps and clever maneuvering through the situations left a pleasant and unforgettable taste in the mouths of viewers everywhere. Of course, we are talking about Macaulay Culkin! He was close friends with Michael Jackson since he was a kid and was even a music video or two.
Jackson’s kids; Paris, Prince and Michael Jr are all the godchildren of Macaulay. He and Jackson must have been extremely close for him to appoint him to be the godparent of all three of his children.
He Was Chosen Twice
He is one of the most well-known directors of this era, known for movies such as Jaws, Schindler’s List, War of the Worlds and The Color Purple. Steven Spielberg is the highest grossing director by worldwide box office and he probably doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. He lucked up and has two superstars as godchildren, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Both of these beautiful ladies share the great director as a godfather and it could explain why Barrymore was in E.T. Also, Spielberg reportedly helped out Barrymore a lot in her youth to help her overcome obstacles.
When the theme song sings “I’ll be there for you,” we are guessing they meant it in real life as well and not just for the TV show. In the show Friends, Rachel and Monica always had one another’s back through any situation and when it came to Courteney Cox having a child in real life, Jennifer Aniston still had her back.
Coco Arquette was born in 2004 and when Cox asked Aniston to be the godparent, she gladly accepted. Because why wouldn’t she want to be the godparent of her long time friend’s beautiful little girl?
Jamie Lee Got Jake
Jamie Lee Curtis fell in love years ago when she saw baby Jake Gyllenhaal. She had been very close friends with his parents, screenwriter Naomi Foner and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. It was almost like love at first sight but the baby edition. Curtis practically made herself the godmother of Jake. Can’t argue when you’re a child.
“I knew him as a babe, as a small kid,” Curtis, who told Jess Cagle she was actually going to lunch with Gyllenhaal’s mom following the interview, explained. “So when he actually started show business, I said, ‘Look, I’m your celebrity godmother.'”
Sir Elton John and David Furnish decided to turn to the Gaga when deciding on who should be the godparent of their baby Zachary Furnish-John. We know Gaga is one for making statements and pumping out good pop music but now she has to make good godparent decisions and be even more of an example.
Elton John revealed that he figured Gaga would be the perfect person for this because she could help guide Zachary around the music business when he inherits his legacy. Above all else, he said that Gaga is a simple person who loves her parents.
Depp Steps Into Godparenting
Johnny Depp is known globally and loved as well. He captivated us throughout the Pirates of Caribbean films and those weren’t even his best films. When Tim Burton and ex-wife Helena Bonham Carter had their oldest son Billy, they chose to make collaborator and close friend Depp the godfather. The story of how he was asked on set shooting a film is priceless.
“I thought maybe Helena had a question about little boys because Billy was a little baby then and I’ve got two kids,” said Depp. “So I say, ‘Is everything all right?’ And she says, ‘Billy’s fine. Everything’s fine. But, well, you know how Tim is. He wants to know if you’d be . . . he’d like for you to be Billy’s godfather.'”
Two Stars, Two Godchildren
Hugh Jackman is pretty much known as Wolverine and that is what everyone calls him. Even though he is done playing that role, he will always be remembered as the clawed mutant. Nicole Kidman is a beauty in her own right and fans love it whenever she graces the big screen with whatever movie she decides to play in.
In early 2010, the two actors became the godparents of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s two youngest daughters, Chloe and Grace. They attended the baptism in Jordan beside the River Jordan at what is believed to be the baptism site of Jesus Christ.
Miley And Dolly
If you are a fan of Hannah Montana than you would probably already know this because of the episode where Dolly Parton guest starred. But who was really that big of a fan of that show besides young kids? So now you are all aware of this dazzling fact. Dolly Parton offers Miley Cyrus advice whenever she can.
“If she needs my opinion on something, I will surely give it and there have been times we’ve talked,” Parton tells the London Evening Standard. “But I would never dream of calling her and saying, ‘Well why are you doing this?’ or, ‘You shouldn’t do this or that.”
Not only does the 50 First Dates co-star have an awesome godparent but she is also a godparent to an amazing person! Courtney Love and the late great Kurt Cobain’s daughter together, Frances Bean Cobain, is lucky enough to have Drew Barrymore as her godparent. How’s that for blessed?
Barrymore and Love were super close friends around the time Frances was born. The keyword in that sentence being “were”. “Courtney and I have not seen each other in a while, so I haven’t had the pleasure of being in Frances’s life for a few years,” said Barrymore. That’s a great loss for me, and I hope to reconnect with her.”
Just Like Old Times
This is the third time Drew Barrymore has graced this list but it’s all for good reason. The first time she was listed was for who her godparent was. And then she was included for who she godparents now. The child is of long-time friend Cameron Diaz, whom she met when she was 16!
It was decided that Diaz would be the godparent in 2014 right when baby Frankie was born. Diaz and Barrymore have known each other for some time but also have worked together in the hit film series Charlie’s Angels.
No Bad Blood With These Two!
Jaime King and Taylor Swift took their friendship to the next level when King announced that Swift would be the godmother of her baby. King announced the second pregnancy via Snapchat showcasing her belly with Swift hugging her from the back (the image you see above). What an adorable way of letting the world know!
Swift was just as excited to share the news as she posted a different image to her Instagram account with the caption “guess who just got named Godmother of this little one… (ME).” Looks like they will be spending tons of quality time together.
Eva, Victoria And Harper
This might prove that David Beckham’s parents were right about being snubbed from being godparents. It seems like every one of the couple’s close friends get the honor of godparenting their children except family members. Nevertheless, look at how adorable baby Harper looks in Eva Longoria’s hands!
Beckham chose her girlfriend to play godparent to baby Harper. Longoria said in an interview that she plans on being a great influence on the child and that she now is a five-time godmother. The three were seen in the picture above bonding at one of David Beckham’s game when he used to be a player.
Who Was Chosen For Saint?
The second addition to the Kardashian-West family was none other than baby boy Saint West. Prior to him was precious North, who has grown quite a bit and has a strong personality of her own. But who was chosen to godparent Saint? Of all the possible options these two could turn to, they seemed to pick a reasonable choice.
Some of the other family members might have been a little upset when it was revealed that Kourtney Kardashian would be the godmother but they felt she was the right choice. “Kim and Kanye both really feel that Kourtney is perfect to be Saint’s godmother,” the insider said.
North West Gets Auntie
North West had been alive for 22 months before it was revealed who her godmother was. And it was revealed in an epic way. During her baptism that took place in Jerusalem, most of the close family and friends were able to make it but it was there that Khloé Kardashian acted as godmother during the ceremony.
“It was such a beautiful experience for my family to have North baptized in Jerusalem,” Kim said. “Kanye and I are so thankful.” A source also revealed that this would serve as a close bond for both Khloe and North for years to come.
Quincy, Is That You?
Well, this has got to be one of the best godparent duos of all time! Not only did Michael Jackson get named to be one of Nicole Richie’s godparents but the legendary Quincy Jones also gets the title as well! He collaborated with Jackson and her father Lionel many times in the past but especially during the ’80s.
Nicole is close with Quincy’s daughters Kidada and Rashida and has been since they were young. It is safe to say that if she ever needs music advice she will never run out of that! Imagine being surrounded by such greatness.
Kravitz Gets Tomei
Zoë Kravitz is one of the most beautiful celebrities we have on Earth. Her parents are equally as good looking, especially Lisa Bonet. And as for her godmother, she lucked out in that category as well. Kravitz gets famous Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as her godmother. Her ties with the family come from working with Bonet in the ’80s sitcom A Different World.
In fact, Tomei is actually godmothering to all of Bonet’s children, from Lola to Nakoa-Wolf. So it seems the two really shared a bond on that TV show during their prime acting days.
Taylor Came After Jessica
Jessica Alba and Jaime King have had a friendship for many years. Meaning, it wasn’t much of a surprise when King chose the beauty Alba to be the godparent to her first born child, James Knight Newman. The three hung out during the child’s first Christmas and took adorable pictures.
On social media, King shared a moment of the three and had the nicest words to say about Alba. “With James Knight and his Nina (godmother) Jessica Alba – thank you, Jess, for your unending love and light – we are so grateful for you,” she wrote.