17 of the Most Surprising Celebrity Godparents

In the world of celebrities, while it’s an honor to be a godparent, but being a godparent to “normal” people isn’t enough. If a celebrity doesn’t have a famous godparent, then they are the famous godparent. Or they live the best of both worlds. Some godparents have more than one famous godchild, just look at Sir Elton John, he’s got 10 and he’s still got many years to come, let’s see if he ups those numbers!

Bono and Knox & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
Bono, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
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When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had their twins Vivienne and Knox, they chose this U2 front-man as the godfather to their tots!
Elton John & Elizabeth Hurley and Brooklyn & Romeo Beckham
Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Romeo Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham
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Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley make a beautiful couple...of godparents! Both of these British talents are godparents to Victoria and David Beckham's oldest sons, Brooklyn and Romeo.
Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow & Drew Barrymore
Steven Spielberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore share a godfather! Both of these talented ladies have the world-renowned Steven Spielberg as their godfather. Is that why Drew was in E.T.?
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Drew Barrymore and Frances Bean Cobain
Drew Barrymore, Frances Bean Cobain
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Drew Barrymore might have a famous godparent of her own, but she's also the famous godparent in this situation as well. She's the godmother of the Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Frances.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal
Jamie Lee Curtis, Jake Gyllenhaal
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The original "scream queen" is also a celebrity godmother, having known Jake Gyllenhaal's family when he was very small. She recently gushed to EW about her famous godson. How cute!
Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton
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Any good Hannah Montana fan knows, country queen Dolly Parton is Miley's godmother. The episode where she guest-starred is easily the greatest HM episode to exist.
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Henry Winkler and Bryce Dallas Howard
Henry Wrinkler, Bryce Dallas Howard
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Upon first look, you might wonder why this Happy Days star is godfather to Bryce Dallas Howard, but then, like us, you'll recall before he was a famous director, Ron Howard was just little Richie Cunningham to Winkler's Fonz!
Elton John and Sean Lennon
Elton John, Sean Lennon
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Elton John is the king of godparents, he has ten godchildren (two of which we've already mentioned!). John Lennon's is one of his first godchildren. Does Sean model his glasses look after his godfather? We think so!
Sting and Rocco Ritchie
Sting, Rocco Ritchie
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This famous musician is the godfather to his good pal Guy Ritchie's son with Madonna.
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Simon Pegg and Apple Martin
Simon Pegg, Apple Martin
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Simon Pegg is the "fun" godfather to little Apple Martin after being good friends with Chris Martin and his former wife Gwyneth Paltrow.
Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones and Nicole Richie
Michael Jackson, Nicole Richie, Quincy Jones
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Nicole Richie not only gets one famous godparent, she's got two. Both Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones were appointed as godparents to Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey Richie's daughter.
Sonny Bono and Anthony Kiedis
Sonny Bono, Anthony Kiedis
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The late Sonny Bono's friendship with Blackie Dammett, Anthony Kiedis' father, is the reason he was named the godfather of this Red Hot Chilli Peppers band member.
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Victor Garber and Violet Affleck
Victor Garber, Violet Affleck
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Victor Garber was named the godfather of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter after playing Garner's father on Alias for several years.
Joan Collins and Cara Delevingne
Joan Collins, Cara Delevingne
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It's no wonder Cara Delevinge has had such a successful career, look who she has for a godmother!
Macauley Culkin & Elizabeth Taylor and  Paris Jackson & Prince Michael
Macauley Culkin, Paris Jackson, Prince Michael, Elizabeth Taylor
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Everyone knows that Michael Jackson got very close with Macauley Culkin in the '90s and Elizabeth Taylor boasts being one of the few people Jackson could trust. He obviously trusted them both a lot, as they are both godparents to his two eldest children.
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Marisa Tomei and Zoe Kravitz
Marisa Tomei, Zoe Kravitz
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After working with Lisa Bonet on A Different World, Marisa Tomei was appointed the high honor of being Zoe Kravitz's godmother.
Dean Martin and Tori Spelling
Dean Martin, Tori Spelling
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The late great Dean Martin was named godfather to Tori Spelling back in the late '70s. We can't help but wonder if her character's name on Beverly Hills, 90210 is a direct shout out to him?