32 Celebrities and Their Shocking Famous Godchildren
Parents often look to their close friends when choosing a godparent for their child, and celebrities are no different! It’s not surprising then that these stars have some equally well-known godchildren. Scroll through for more proof that everyone in Hollywood really does know each other.
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Aretha Franklin was the godmother of singer Whitney Houston.
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Prince George is lucky enough to have many godparents, including Zara Phillips, one of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's grandchildren.
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Michael Jackson was the godfather of two stars with strong ties to the music industry: Michael Gibb, Barry Gibb's son, and Nicole Richie.
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Quincy Jones is the godfather of fellow musician Lionel Richie's daughter, Nicole Richie.
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Elizabeth Taylor & Macaulay Culkin
Michael Jackson's two kids, Paris and Prince Michael, are the godchildren of two very well-known movie stars: Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin!
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This songstress is the godmother of another country star's kid--Miley Cyrus--the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus.
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Director Steven Spielberg is the godfather of two very famous leading ladies. If you remember, Spielberg directed Drew Barrymore in E.T. when Drew was just 7 years old. Spielberg's other goddaughter is Gwyneth Paltrow, whose mother, Blythe Danner, is also a well-known actress.
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Sophia Loren & Anna Strasberg
Drew Barrymore also counts actresses Sophia Loren and Anna Strasberg, wife of actor Lee Strasberg, as her godmothers.
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Drew Barrymore is the godmother of Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of rockers Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
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Timothy Leary, a psychologist and author known for his work with psychedelic drugs, is the godfather of iconic '90s actress Winona Ryder.
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Elton John asked Lady Gaga to be the godmother to his two boys, Zachary and Elijah, with partner David Furnish.
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Elton John is the godfather of several kids with British roots including Sean Lennon (John and Yoko's son), Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham (two of David and Victoria's sons) and ** Damian Hurley** (Elizabeth Hurley's son).
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Hugh Jackman & Nicole Kidman
The Aussie pair are the godparents of Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng's two daughters: Chloe and Grace.
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U2's frontman Bono is the godfather to Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, two of Brad and Angelina's six children.
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Ron Howard's Happy Days co-star is the godfather of his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard.
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Jamie Lee Curtis & Paul Newman
Acting great Paul Newman and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are the godparents of leading man Jake Gyllenhaal.
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Jake Gyllenhaal is the godfather of Matilda Ledger. Matilda's father is the late Heath Ledger. Gyllenhaal and actress Michelle Williams, Matilda's mother, are good friends.
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It's no surprise that Friends star Courteney Cox chose her co-star and real-life friend Jennifer Aniston to be godmother to her daughter Coco.
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Jennifer Aniston's godfather Telly Savalas was the star of the '70s crime drama Kojak. Because of their Greek roots, Jennifer Aniston's father, John, and Savalas were good friends.
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Johnny Depp is the godfather to Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter's two children: Billy Ray and Nell.
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Joan Collins shares her good looks with goddaughter Cara Delevingne, a British model and actress. Collins is good friends with Delevingne's parents.
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Sting & Trudie Styler
Sting and his wife are the godparents of Madonna's son, Rocco Ritchie.
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Actress Jennifer Garner asked her Alias co-star Victor Garber to be the godfather of her daughter, Violet.
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Heath Ledger, Patsy Kensit, Denis Leary, and Hugh Grant
Elizabeth Hurley's son, Damian, has several well-known godparents, including Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley's ex-boyfriend, actors Heath Ledger and Denis Leary, and British singer and model Patsy Kensit.