Celebrity friends are often surprising, and the celebrities who've chosen each other as godparents are more surprising still! From David Beckham to Liz Hurley, here are some of the most famous celebrity godmothers and godfathers in the world of showbiz.
David’s a proud dad of four himself, but he’s also godfather to actress Liv Tyler’s son Sailor, who was born in 2015.
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Liz is a real fairy godmother! Not only was she asked by Patsy Kensit to be godmother to her son Lennon, she also plays godmother to the Beckham’s oldest sons, Brooklyn and Romeo.
If Elton John’s son Zachary has a passion for crazy outfits, we’ll know it’s because Elton and David Furnish enlisted singer Lady Gaga as his godmother!
David Furnish said: ‘She will be a good person to guide him through the ins and outs of the music business, ’cause she sure knows everything about the business now.’
The singer knows a thing or two about being a godparent himself as Elton John is godfather to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son Sean Lennon, Liz Hurley’s son Damian and Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s son Rocco doesn’t just have cool parents in showbiz, his godparents are Sting and Trudie Styler!
After adopting son David Banda, Madonna asked her good friend Rupert Everett to be his godfather. Apparently she picked Rupert because of all the time he’s spent in Africa making him experienced with the cultures and being a great help to David, who’s from Malawi, when he grows up.
Actress-turned-designer Sadie Frost is godmother to Kate Moss’s daughter Lila Grace. Just think how amazing her wardrobe must be with these two on her team!
Kate, meanwhile, is godmum to Sadie Frost and Jude Law’s daughter Iris.
Geri Halliwell had to pick from the four Spice Girls who would be Bluebell Madonna’s godmother! In the end, she chose Victoria Beckham.
Actress Drew Barrymore is godmum
to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter Frances. However, in a 2007 interview, she admitted that she was no longer close with the family, although she did add that she hoped to ‘reconnect’.
This famous director is godfather to actress Drew Barrymore. He even
cast her in the film E.T and Drew is reported to have once said that
Spielberg ‘was – and always will be the dad I never had.’
Drew Barrymore’s other godparent in none other than icon Sophia Loren!
How lucky is she to have the glamorous actress as her godmother?
English actress Jacqueline Bisset
is godmother to Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. With her parents as
actors and her godmother too, it’s no wonder Angelina became an actress!
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose U2 frontman Bono to be godfather to their twins Knox and Vivienne and thought he’d be a good role model with all the humanitarian work he does.
He was a close friend of Michael Jackson’s and Macaulay Culkin was even asked by the late singer to be godfather to his kids Prince and Paris Jackson.
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston are virtually inseparable as friends, so it’s no surprise that Courteney asked Jennifer to be godmother to daughter Coco.
Comedian Simon Pegg’s making a name for himself in Hollywood and it probably helps that he can boast that he’s godfather to Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter, Apple.
You’ll never guess which handsome film star Jamie Lee Curtis is godmother to! It’s Jake Gyllenhaal.
… and Jake Gyllenhaal is godfather to Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger’s daughter Matilda.
Zoe Ball and Fatboy Slim’s son Woody has TV and radio presenter Jamie Theakston as his godfather.
Let’s hope Johnny Depp leaves
his Pirates of the Caribbean outfit at home when he visits his
godchildren Nell and Billy Raymond who have Helena Bonham Carter and Tim
Burton as parents.
Jennifer Lopez asked Tom Cruise
to be godfather to her twins Max and Emme.