Did You Know That These Celebs Are Godparents?
Spencer and Heidi Pratt welcomed their first child, a boy named Gunner Stone, into the world recently. First, we’d like to congratulate them on giving their son a fairly normal name (as far as celebrities go) and, honestly, for staying together much longer than anyone thought they would. Fans of The Hills will also appreciate the fact that Spencer and Heidi selected Jen Bunney, a cast member on the show, to be Gunner’s godmother.
In honor of the announcement, let’s take a look at some other celebrity godparents:
Michael Jackson, godfather of Nicole Richie
The late King of Pop served as godfather to Nicole Richie. He was close with her dad, Lionel.
Bono, godfather of Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
The Jolie-Pitt twins have superstars for parents, and their godfather is a rock legend. Needless to say, their house will be where all the kids from school want to hang out.
Jennifer Aniston, godmother of Coco Arquette
The Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Arquette are real-life BFFs, so it’s no surprise that when Coco was born in 2004, Jennifer Aniston was chosen to be her godmother.
Busy Philips, godmother of Matilda Ledger
Busy Philips became close friends with Michelle Williams when the two appeared on Dawson’s Creek together.
Steven Spielberg, godfather of Gwyneth Paltrow
The legendary director was close with Gwyneth’s parents, hence why he was selected to be her godfather. He has another famous goddaughter too: Drew Barrymore.
Drew Barrymore, godmother of Frances Bean Cobain
The actress serves as godmother to the late Kurt Cobain’s only daughter.
While most kids’ godparents are their parents’ random best friends who live in New Jersey, these celeb kids get to call some of the biggest stars in the world their godparents. You know these guys deliver when it comes to birthday gifts, too.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.