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10 Celebrity Godparents

Being asked to be a godparent is a huge privilege but if you're a celebrity when it comes to selecting godparents, Mom and Dad usually turn to close friends. It makes sense then that celebri-parents often end up turning to their equally famous buddies.

For example, Elton John has ten godchildren!!! and Steven Spielberg is godfather to two Hollywood stars you'll find below.

Who needs a fairy godmother if your godparent's a Hollywood star :) 

Here we feature 10 celebrity godparents... 

Aretha Franklin >> Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston came from a family of singers – and that includes her very famous godmother.
Yes, the legendary Aretha Franklin, who helped teach Whitney to sing as a child.


Dolly Parton >> Miley Cyrus

Country legend Dolly Parton is Miley’s godmother thanks to her close relationship with Miley’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus


Elizabeth Hurley >> Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham

Elizabeth Hurley is godmother to both Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham.


Simon Pegg >> Apple Martin

Simon Pegg is godfather to movie star Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s daughter Apple.


Steven Spielberg >> Drew Barrymore & Gwyneth Paltro

Steven Spielberg, who directed her in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial when Drew Barrymore was a child is her godfather. After she posed nude in Playboy at age 19, Drew Barrymore received a quilt from her godfather Steven Spielberg for her 20th Birthday with a note that read, 'Cover Yourself Up.' Drew also boasts Hollywood siren Sophia Loren as her godmother. Speilberg is also the godfather of movie star Gwyneth Paltro. 


Drew Barrymore >> Frances Bean Cobain

Daughter of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain needed a godparent who was going to be as cool as her. Sadly though, the pair had a tempestuous friendship and Drew hasn’t seen her goddaughter for several years.


Lady Gaga >> Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John  & Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John

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


Sting >> Rocco Ritchie

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



Johnny Depp >> Billy Ray Burton

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


Sonny Bono >>  Anthony Kiedis

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


We receive lots of orders from godparents looking to buy a unique and personalised gift for their grandson or granddaughter - a photograph of the dawn on the day they were born which are especially popular as a newborn birth gift or a christening gift

It's a moving way to tell someone special what you mean to them and something that they can treasure forever. 


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