It seems to be a common phenomenon for celebrities in Hollywood to be other celebrities’ godparents. In fact, there are a lot more of them than you might have initially realized! There are the more familiar pairs, like Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, who’ve become pretty iconic. However, there are plenty more you didn’t know about who are just as famous if mot more. For instance, did you know that Drew Barrymore had an incredibly well-known godfather? Did you know she had a godparent at all? Well, she’s far from being the only celebrity with an equally famous godparent. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s take a look!
Elton John and Brooklyn Beckham
We’ll start with Brooklyn Beckham, the son of Victoria and David Beckham. The two stars have made a name for themselves in their own ways, as you probably already know. Their son, Brooklyn, now has an incredibly famous godfather: Elton John. Yes, the Oscar-winning musician is close with the Beckhams and have been friends for a long time now. In fact, Brooklyn had spent some quality time with his godfather on a yacht vacation in 2019.
Cara Delevingne and Joan Collins
Seeing as Cara Delevigne has no less than 16 godparents and comes from a blue-blooded English family, it only makes sense that one of them is famous. “At Cara’s christening 23 years ago, she had 16 godparents of which I was one,” Joan said. “And I asked—her parents are really good friends of mine, Pandora [Delevingne] and Charles [Hamar Delevingne]—and I said, ‘Why do you have so many godparents?’ And they said, ‘In case any of them die.'” Speaking about her childhood, Joan continued, “Cara was an amazing child,” she said. “Her favorite expression was ‘mine.’”
Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton
As we’ve mentioned, Miley Cyrus’ godmother is none other than Dolly Parton. It’s no secret that Miley’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus, is an iconic country singer. It only makes sense that he’d be close to Dolly. Well, Parton became friends with Billy Ray back in the ’90s. Since she’s become Miley’s godmother, Parton made an appearance on Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” with Miley. More recently, the two sang together at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Nicole Richie and Michael Jackson
It turns out that being the daughter of a music legend like Lionel Richie definitely has its perks. Nicole Richie has not one, but two godfathers. One of them just so happens to be Michael Jackson – yes, the legendary singer. Once Nicole was adopted by her father, Lionel, he named his friend and collaborator, Michael Jackson, as her godfather. Nicole’s second godfather just so happens to be another close family friend – Quincy Jones.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis has been good friends with Jake’s parents, Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner, for a long time now. And so, Jamie was named his godmother when he was a young child. Recently, the actress gushed about her famous godson while talking to EW. “I knew him as a babe, as a small kid,” Jamie said. “So when he actually started show business, I said, ‘Look, I’m your celebrity godmother.’”
Zoë Kravitz and Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei previously worked with Zoë’s, Lisa Bonet, on A Different World. As a result, the two became close friends and have stayed that way over the years. When Zoë was born, Marisa was named her godmother. Aside from that, the Oscar-winning actress is also the godmother to Lisa’s other kids, Lola Iolani Momoa and Nakoa-Wolf Momoa. How incredible would it be to call Marisa Tomei your godmother?
Khloé Kardashian and Sugar Ray Leonard
It turns out that the famous boxer has been rather close to Kim and Khloe’s late father, Robert Kardashian. Back in the ’80s, Leonard was one of the best boxers in the industry and won world titles in five different weight divisions. Seeing as he was such a popular figure at the time, it only makes sense that he’d cross paths with many celebrities. This included the Kardashians. It’s unclear how the boxer met the family initially, but he still became close friends with Robert, Kris, and Caitlyn. This led to Kris and Caitlyn asking him to be Kim and Khloe’s godfather.
Maddie Ziegler and Sia
This entire relationship began when Sia reached out to Maddie Ziegler on Twitter and asked her to appear in the “Chandelier” music video. Since then, the two have continued working together and have gotten closer over time. In fact, they’ve gotten so close that Sia eventually became Maddie’s godmother. In 2019, Maddie spoke about Sia in an interview, saying that she’s “the best person in my life.”
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore
It’s no secret that Steven Spielberg has always been a big deal. Even at 6 years old, Drew Barrymore knew she had to get a face-to-face meeting with him. And so, she did. It turns out that she had told some little lies to get a meeting with director, including that she was part of a rock band and was a prodigious cook. All those things worked – she landed a role in the classic movie, E.T. With time, Steven’s bond with his goddaughter only grew.
Taylor Swift and Jaime King’s Son, Leo
Jaime King is famous for starring in Hart of Dixie, but aside from that, she’s known as a member of Taylor Swift’s ‘girl squad’. Aka, she’s close friends with the singer. In July 2015, Jaime announced the birth of her son, Leo Thames Newman. Soon after, she made a second announcement, saying that Taylor is the baby’s godmother. She announced the exciting news with an adorable photo on her Instagram page.