From Lady Gaga to Marilyn Manson, the A-Listers you’d never expect to be godparents to others stars’ kids

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle might have kept the identities of baby Archie’s godparents under wraps, but who knew about all those other A-list connections?

From Tom Cruise to Lady Gaga, you’ll be shocked when you find out who these stars are surprisingly godparents to.

Tom Cruise is godfather to J-Lo’s twins

Jennifer Lopez reportedly asked Tom to be godfather after she received a surprise invite to his wedding to Katie Holmes
Jennifer Lopez reportedly asked Tom to be godfather after she received a surprise invite to his wedding to Katie Holmes
 J-Lo's twins Emme and Max
J-Lo’s twins Emme and Max
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Background: Jennifer Lopez’s friendship with Tom, 57, dates back to her surprise invite to his and Katie Holmes’ three-day wedding in 2006.

When she asked the Mission Impossible star to be godfather to the twins, 11, in 2008, her then-husband Marc Anthony was reported to be nervous about the scientologist being chosen, but J.Lo got her way.

Fun fact: Tom is said to have spent £100,000 on gifts for the twins, including installing a fish tank in their nursery. As you do…

Gok Wan is godfather to Honey Wood

Gok Wan and Fearne Cotton have both been friends for years
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Gok and goddaughter Honey both share the same birthday September 9
Gok and goddaughter Honey both share the same birthday September 9

Background: Gok, 44, has been friends with Honey’s mum Fearne Cotton for years and presented fashion show Fearne And Gok: Off The Rails together. Fearne and husband Jesse Wood have even nicknamed him “The Gokfather”. 

Fun fact: Honey, three, shares her birthday with Gok – September 9. Cute!

Sting is godfather to Rocco Ritchie

Madonna made Sting godfather to Rocco as he introduced her future husband Guy Ritchie at a dinner party
Madonna made Sting godfather to Rocco as he introduced her future husband Guy Ritchie at a dinner party

Background: Sting, 67, and his film producer wife Trudie Styler, introduced Madonna to future husband Guy Ritchie at a dinner party back in 1998.

Madge made them godparents to thank them for their matchmaking… although she and Guy later divorced. 

Fun fact: At Guy and Madge’s wedding in 2001, Trudie read a poem and Sting sang Ave Maria.

Sophia Loren is godmother to Drew Barrymore

Drew would spend a lot of time at godmother Sophia's summer ranch as a youngster
Drew would spend a lot of time at godmother Sophia’s summer ranch as a youngster

Background: Drew’s family reads like a Hollywood who’s who and includes Oscar winner great aunt Ethel Barrymore. Being so well connected, it’s hardly surprising her actor parents Jaid and John were close to silver screen siren Sophia, 84.

Fun fact: Drew, 44, would spend summers at Sophia’s 40-acre Los Angeles ranch as a youngster, hanging out with her sons Carlo and Edoardo. It doesn’t get more glam than that for a teenager.

Marilyn Manson is godfather to Lily-Rose Depp

Marilyn Manson was seen dropping off Lily-Rose to school in 2014
Marilyn Manson was seen dropping off Lily-Rose to school in 2014

Background: Dad Johnny has long been close friends with rocker Marilyn, 50. The bromance is so strong that Mr Depp often appears on stage with his band. 

Fun fact: Johnny and Marilyn were spotted dropping off Lily-Rose, 20, at high school together one day in 2014. Talk about too cool for school.

Lady Gaga is godmother to Elton John’s sons

Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John became extremely close after performing at the Grammys together
Lady Gaga is said to be a ‘hands-on’ godmother to Zachary and Elijah

Background: Sir Elton and Gaga, 33, struck up a friendship after performing together at the 2010 Grammys. Now Elton and David Furnish’s sons have the most fabulous godmother in the world. 

Fun fact: The boys call Gaga “The Gagamother” and Elton has described her as “very hands-on”. Apparently she sings to them – so it’s just as well Zach, eight, and Eli, six, are fans!


Bono is godfather to Brad And Angelina’s twins

Angelina and Brad were both big fans of U2's Bono for his music and humanitarian work
Angelina and Brad were both big fans of U2’s Bono for his music and humanitarian work

Background: The twins’ dad Brad is a huge U2 fan, while mum Angelina is an admirer of the frontman’s humanitarian work. A perfect match!

Fun fact: Generous Bono lent Brangelina his place on the French Riviera to recuperate following the birth of the twins. How the other half live…

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