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17 Celebrities Who Are Godparents to Other Celebrities' Kids

Choosing a child's godparents is an important task — not only can it make friends family, but it also sets up children with lifelong mentors and role models. Some longtime celeb friends look to each other when filling that role in their own children's lives. Courteney Cox, for example, chose Jennifer Aniston to be her daughter Coco's godmother. 

These 17 celebrity godparents were chosen by other celebs to help guide their kids. If you could choose any celebrity to be the godparent to your little one, who would it be? 


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1Jacqueline Bisset To Jon Voight and Micheline Bertrand's Daughter, Angelina Jolie

Even before Angelina Jolie came to stun the world with both her activism and on-screen cred, her parents were staples in the film industry. Her father Jon Voight starred alongside Jaqueline Bisset in 1975's End of the Game, and Bisset became Jolie's godmother that same year.

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2Patti LaBelle To Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey's parents didn't make her destined for stardom through their own connections: Carey actually asked Patti LaBelle to be her godmother, LaBelle revealed on The Wendy Williams Show.

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3Steven Spielberg To Blythe Danner's Daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow

With an actress mother and producer father, it's not too surprising that Gwyneth Paltrow's godfather ended up being acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. In fact, he gave her her first acting gig as Young Wendy in 1991's Hook.

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6Marisa Tomei To Lisa Bonet's Daughter, Zoë Kravitz

Lisa Bonet turned to her A Different World co-star when looking for a role model for her daughter. She asked Marisa Tomei to be the godmother of her daughter with Lenny Kravitz, Zoë. 

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7Sting To Madonna's Son, Rocco

It's no surprise that Madonna would want to keep her family musical. She chose Sting and his wife as the godparents of her oldest son with Guy Ritchie, Rocco, in 2000.

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9Eva Longoria To Victoria Beckham's Daughter, Harper

When the Beckhams moved to the United States in 2007, Eva Longoria and the former Spice Girl became best friends. In 2011, the Desperate Housewives actress was named godmother to Beckham's only daughter, Harper.

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10Karlie Kloss To Jourdan Dunn's Son, Riley

Not only is Karlie Kloss a supermodel — she's also a role model. That's why fellow model Jourdan Dunn knew she would make a great godmother for her son Riley, who was born in 2009.

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11Taylor Swift To Jaime King's Son, Leo

Hart of Dixie actress Jaime King is such a close member of the "Shake It Off" singer's squad that she named Taylor Swift the godmother of her second son. "She's so loving and so giving and so generous and she does everything from her heart and she's incredibly brave and authentic. It's a very rare thing to come across," she said of Swift.

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13 Emma Bunton to Geri Halliwell's Daughter, Bluebell

Spice Girls forever! Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell chose fellow former pop stars Emma Bunton/Baby Spice and Victoria Beckham/Posh Spice as the godmothers of her daughter Bluebell in 2006.

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14Hugh Grant To Liz Hurley's Son, Damian

While English actors Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant may have dated for 13 years, they remain close friends. Even after they had just broken up, she named Grant the godfather of her son with Steve Bing in 2002.

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15 Jake Gyllenhaal To Michelle Williams's Daughter, Matilda

While shooting Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal saw his co-stars Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger fall in love. The acting pair named Gyllenhaal the godfather of their daughter Matilda in 2005, and when Ledger passed in 2005, Gyllenhaal stepped up to help Williams take care of the child.

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