Celebrity Godparents! Godmothers & Godfathers of the Rich & Famous (Photos)

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Picking out a godmother or godfather for your child is a big decision. The person receiving such an esteemed honor should be trustworthy, warm hearted and should like children. And if you live in Hollywood, there is another criteria that must be met. The godparent should be famous.

Celebrities like to honor other celebrities and that is why so many famous people opt to pick equally (more or less) famous people to act as their child’s godparent.

What famous actor had Paul Newman as a godfather? What celebrity has not one but two famous godfathers? And who is Johnny Depp’s godson?

Check out this tangled web of famous godmothers and godfathers right here!

  • Michelle Williams’s daughter Matilda Ledger 1 of 40
    Michelle Williams's daughter Matilda Ledger
    Who is Michelle Williams' daughter Matilda Ledger's famous godfather?
  • Jake Gyllenhaal 2 of 40
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal who costarred with Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain was named godfather to Matilda.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis 3 of 40
    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Jamie Lee Curtis has a famous godson and shares the honor with...
  • Paul Newman 4 of 40
    Paul Newman
    The one and only (and dearly departed) Paul Newman.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal 5 of 40
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    He has not one but two famous godparents -Paul Newman and Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • David Beckham and Victoria Beckham 6 of 40
    David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
    They picked an icon to be the godfather of sons Brooklyn and Romeo.
  • Elton John 7 of 40
    Elton John
    Elton John has served as godfather to Posh and Becks and also...
  • Liz Hurley 8 of 40
    Liz Hurley
    Elton John is the godfather of Liz Hurley's son Damien.
  • Elton John 9 of 40
    Elton John
    And who did Elton John pick as a godmother for his son Zachary?
  • Lady Gaga 10 of 40
    Lady Gaga
    Now that's quite a godmother.
  • Jennifer Aniston 11 of 40
    Jennifer Aniston
    You can probably guess who Jennifer is a godmother to.
  • Courteney Cox’s daughter Coco 12 of 40
    Courteney Cox's daughter Coco
    Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have always been close.
  • Victor Garber 13 of 40
    Victor Garber
    Who is Victor Garber godfather to? Think Alias. He is the godfather of Violet Affleck.
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 14 of 40
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
    Who did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pick as godparents to some of their kids?
  • Bono 15 of 40
    The twins can count on Bono as their godfather.
  • Mindy Cohn 16 of 40
    Mindy Cohn
    And rumor has it that Mindy Cohn of Facts of Life fame is the godmother to the others.
  • Rupert Murdoch 17 of 40
    Rupert Murdoch
    What fellow Australians did Rupert Murdoch and Wendy Deng Murdoch pick as godparents?
  • Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman 18 of 40
    Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman
    They share the duty of godparenting.
  • Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton 19 of 40
    Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton
    What close friend did Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton pick for their son?
  • Johnny Depp 20 of 40
    Johnny Depp
    Now that's a pretty cool godfather.
  • Sting and wife Trudie Styler 21 of 40
    Sting and wife Trudie Styler
    What famous son are they godparents to?
  • Madonna’s son Rocco. 22 of 40
    Madonna's son Rocco.
    Madonna's son Rocco has Sting as a godfather.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 23 of 40
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple has a Brit goddad.
  • Simon Pegg 24 of 40
    Simon Pegg
    Of Shawn of the Dead fame.
  • Steven Spielberg 25 of 40
    Steven Spielberg
    Director Steven Spielberg has not one but two godkids.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 26 of 40
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow's godfather is Steven Spielberg (and he gave her her first job).
  • Drew Barrymore 27 of 40
    Drew Barrymore
    Drew Barrymore also counts Steven Spielberg as her stepdad. And she's a stepmom herself along side...
  • Michael Stipe 28 of 40
    Michael Stipe
    Who does Michael Stipe and Drew Barrymore have godparent duties to?
  • Frances Bean Cobain 29 of 40
    Frances Bean Cobain
    Courtney Love picked the singer and actress to act as godparents to her daughter Frances Bean.
  • Nicole Richie 30 of 40
    Nicole Richie
    Nicole Richie has not one but two godfathers.
  • Quincy Jones 31 of 40
    Quincy Jones
    Is one of Nicole Richie's godfathers.
  • Michael Jackson 32 of 40
    Michael Jackson
    And the deceased Michael Jackson was her godfather too. And Who did Michael Jackson pick to be godparents?
  • Elizabeth Taylor 33 of 40
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor was godmother along side...
  • Macaulay Culkin 34 of 40
    Macaulay Culkin
    The very young godfather of...
  • Prince Jackson 35 of 40
    Prince Jackson
    Yup, Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin are the godparents of Prince.
  • Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz 36 of 40
    Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz
    Who did Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz pick as the godfather to baby Bronx?
  • Travis McCoy 37 of 40
    Travis McCoy
    Travis McCoy the lead singer of the Gym Class Heroes.
  • Jude Law 38 of 40
    Jude Law
    Jude Law and Sadie Frost picked a woman who in turn had them be the godmother of her own child. Who?
  • Kate Moss 39 of 40
    Kate Moss
    Kate Moss returned the honor!
  • Kathie Lee Gifford 40 of 40
    Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford is godmother to the two youngest Kardashian girls.

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