The King Of Pop Is My Godfather: You’ll Never Guess These Celebrity Relations

April 13, 2015  |  
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Is having a celebrity godparent the same as having a fairy godmother? These stars would certainly know. Can you match these Hollywood stars with their famous godparents?

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Cree Summer

Cast reunions aren’t the only way Cree Summer and her A Different World co-stars are still connected. She was appointed to be Zoë Kravitz’s godmother.

Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz’s daughter, Zoë, and her godmother aren’t just close. According to the budding actress, Summer is one of her biggest influences. Zoë says, “She is a strong woman who wrote intelligent, fun music, and I’ve always been really inspired by her.”

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Khloe Kardashian

For a while it was rumored that Bey and Jay would be North West’s godparents; but shortly before her bundle of joy was born, Kim Kardashian announced that her younger sister Khloe would be pulling double duty as aunt and godmother.

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Kate Moss

Who’s that adorable baby in this #TBT photo from 15 years ago? It’s Jude Law’s daughter Iris snuggling up to her supermodel godmother!

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Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson

Tyler Perry’s son has to be one of the luckiest kids around. He has not one but two flegendary godparents: Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson.

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K. Michelle…?

It can be hard to avoid hurt feelings when it comes to picking a godparent. But Lil’ Kim and K. Michelle’s godmother misunderstanding may be the worst on record.

When Lil’ Kim denied the rumors that she asked K. Michelle to be Royal Reign’s godmother, K. Michelle went on The Breakfast Club and told a much different story:

“I swear for crackers and cheese — God strike me down — that girl asked me to be the godmother of her child. And I thought it was awkward myself … Her face is stretched back too tight, it probably affected her brain. I just feel bad for her face. Don’t talk to me until you get your original face back.”

Needless to say, the tit-for-tat escalated from there, and we’re all still waiting on official word on who Royal Reign’s godmother really is.

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Macaulay Culkin

Did you know that the Home Alone star is a godfather? Michael Jackson dubbed him godfather to his son Prince Michael Joseph Jr. and to his daughter, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson.

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Ben Vereen

We didn’t know that Ben Vereen had a famous godson until he spilled the details on Wendy Williams. Vereen became Usher’s godfather when he met the singer and saw that the young performer needed a father figure.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Even with a million tries, we don’t think we would have guessed who Jamie Lee Curtis’ godson is. Give up? It’s actor Jake Gyllenhaall! Jake’s godfather? The late Paul Newman!

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Steven Spielberg

Legendary Jaws director, Steven Spielberg, is godfather to both Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore.

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Drew Barrymore

Speaking of Drew Barrymore, her family tree is full of famous names. She’s godmother to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. And Drew’s godmother? Actress Sophia Loren.

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Lady Gaga

When Elton John and David Furnish welcomed bouncing babies Zachary and Elijah into their lives, they had one godmother in mind: Lady Gaga.

Elton and David both said that they chose the pop star to be godmother because Gaga is a “real simple person” who “loves her parents.”

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Michael Jackson

Can you guess Michael Jackson’s famous goddaughter? Give up? It’s Nicole Richie. The King of Pop isn’t her only godfather. Nicole is also the goddaughter of Quincy Jones!

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Dolly Parton

Can you guess which pop star can count country legend Dolly Parton as a godmother? Famous twerker Miley Cyrus. Parton was there when future star was baptized. Cyrus says that her famous godmother “has always been my role model.”

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CeCe Winans

Gospel legend — and Bobbi Kristina Brown’s godmother — CeCe Winans promised to be “very involved” in Bobbi Kristina’s life after Whitney Houston passed. We’re sure she’s praying with the rest of the Brown and Houston families as they pray for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery.

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