26 Surprising Celebrity Godparents

They even know each other?!

1. Bono is godfather to twins Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

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2. Elizabeth Hurley is godmother to both Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham.

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Elton John is also godfather to the two eldest Beckham boys.

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3. Hurley is also godmother to Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit’s son Lennon.

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4. Simon Pegg is godfather to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s daughter Apple.

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And in return Chris is godfather to Pegg’s daughter.

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5. While director Steven Spielberg is Gwyneth’s godfather.

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He is also godfather to Drew Barrymore.

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6. Michael Jackson was Nicole Ritchie’s godfather.

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She also has another superstar godfather in the form of Quincy Jones.

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7. As well as for Bee Gee star Barry Gibbs’ son Michael.

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8. Kate Moss is godmother to Jude Law’s daughter Iris.

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9. Sophia Loren is godmother to Drew Barrymore.

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10. While Drew Barrymore is godmother to Frances Bean Cobain.

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11. Lady Gaga is godmother to Elton John and David Furnish’s sons Zachary and Elijah.

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12. While Elton John is Sean Lennon’s godfather.

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13. Sting is godfather to Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s son Rocco.

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14. While Rupert Everett is godfather to their other son, David Banda.

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15. Johnny Depp is godfather to Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter’s child, Billy Ray.

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16. Jake Gyllenhaal is godfather to Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams’ daughter Matilda.

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OK, so this one’s not quite as surprising seem as Heath and Jake were best mates before his death. Busy Philipps is also godmother to Matilda.

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17. While Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake’s godmother.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid actor Paul Newman is also his godfather.

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18. Gangster Reggie Kray was Patsy Kensit’s brother’s godfather.

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19. Daniel Craig is godfather to Mark Strong’s eldest son.

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They are life long friends, FYI.

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20. The late Sonny Bono was godfather to Red Hot Chili Peppers star Anthony Kiedis.

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21. Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman are both godparents to media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s two daughters.

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While former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is also said to be godfather to one of Murdoch’s daughters.

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22. Henry Winkler is Twilight star Bryce Dallas Howard’s godfather.

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But that’s perhaps less surprising when you realise her father is Ron Howard - Henry’s former Happy Days co-star.

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23. Victor Garber is godfather to Violet Affleck.

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24. Eva Longoria is godmother to Harper Beckham.

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25. Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ godmother.

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26. And Joan Collins is godmother to Cara Delevingne.

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This post has been updated to meet BuzzFeed’s sourcing and attribution standards. Three facts have been deleted because they were either incorrect or could not be sufficiently sourced.

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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