17 Stars Who Are Godparents to Equally Famous Celebrity Offspring

Naming someone the godparent of your child is a huge honor — one that most people trust to only their closest friends or family members. These celebrities entrusted their children with their celebrity BFFs, making it quite surprising to see which celebrity kids are the godchildren of some huge names. Check out the 17 celebrities who were named the godparents to the children of their equally famous BFFs.

by Kaitlin Reilly

Kate Moss

Jude Law’s then-wife Sadie Frost and Moss are good friends, which is why the couple selected the supermodel to be the godmother of their daughter, Iris.

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Drew Barrymore

Barrymore is the godmother to someone with a serious rock n’ roll pedigree. She was named godmother to Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Barrymore also has a famous godparent…

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Steven Spielberg

The director is the godfather of not one, but two major Hollywood stars: Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore.

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This one’s not super surprising. JWoww is the godmother of her best friend Snooki’s son Lorenzo.

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Zach Braff

If you watch Scrubs (or just happen to check in on these celebrities on Instagram) you won’t be at all surprised by that fact that Donald Faison chose Braff as the godfather for his son, Rocco.

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Jennifer Aniston

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Simon Pegg

Here’s an unusual one — Pegg is the godfather of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s daughter, Apple Martin.

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Johnny Depp

Depp and Tim Burton are not only co-workers (Burton has directed many of Depp’s films like Sleepy Hollow and Sweeney Todd) but they’re now bonded through Burton and his partner Helena Bonham-Carter’s son Billy Ray — Depp is his godfather.

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Jessica Alba

Alba is the godmother of her best pal Jaime King’s son, James Knight. She shares the godparent role with another famous actor.

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Topher Grace

The That ’70s Show actor is the godfather to Jaime King’s son, James Knight.

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Eva Longoria

The former Desperate Housewives star is the proud godmother to Victoria and David Beckham’s daughter, Harper.

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Lady Gaga

The Mother Monster is the godmother to both Elton John and his husband David Furnish’s children. John has stated that she’s a “great role model” — so good she was selected twice!

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Sugar Ray Leonard

The former boxer is the godfather to the youngest Kardashian sister, Khloe.

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Dolly Parton

The country crooner is the godmother to Miley Cyrus. She even played a version of herself on Cyrus’ former sitcom Hannah Montana.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Curtis is the godmother to Jake Gyllenhaal. And it’s not just a title — they actually hang out!

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Aretha Franklin

Franklin was the godmother of the late Whitney Houston — considering that both had powerhouse voices, it’s clear that something from Franklin rubbed off.

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Macaulay Culkin

Culkin was good friends with Michael Jackson in the ’90s, so much so that Jackson named a (still quite young) Culkin as the godfather of his son, Prince.

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