9 Surprising Celebrity Godparents

Most parents choose close family members or best friends as godparents for their children. Celebrities are no different -- except their BFFs often happen to be other stars. Check out the notable godmothers and godfathers of some A-list offspring.

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The Celebrity Godparent: Taylor Swift

The Celebrity Baby: Jaime King's baby to be

Why Her? In adorable Instagram shots, Swift posted a pic with the caption "Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one..... (ME)" while King wrote, "And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby." "She's the most fun, most loving, most wonderful and most generous friend and I feel very blessed to have her in my life," King told E! last year. King's son, James, has a famous godmother, too: Jessica Alba!

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The Celebrity Godparent: Lady Gaga

The Celebrity Babies: Zachary and Elijah -- Elton John and David Furnish's sons

Why Her? "She's a great role model," John told Extra in 2013. "She's been a great godmother to Zachary. She came to bathe him in Las Vegas. She was already dressed to go to the show, and she was sitting there and she bathed him, and she was like dressed like Audrey Hepburn... and she fed him... We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time."

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The Celebrity Godparent: Eva Longoria

The Celebrity Babies: Harper Beckham -- David and Victoria Beckham's daughter

Why Her? The former Desperate Housewives actress and former Spice Girl are reportedly BFFs. "Victoria asked me to be Harper's godmother and of course I said yes," Longoria told the UK's Mirror in 2012. "I'm absolutely thrilled. Harper is simply adorable."

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The Celebrity Godparent: Johnny Depp

The Celebrity Babies: Billy Raymond and Nell Burton -- Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter's children

Why Him? Depp has starred in a slew of Tim Burton movies (several co-starring Carter), and told Esquire in 2007 he was honored to be asked to fill the role.

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The Celebrity Godparent: Bono

The Celebrity Babies: Vivienne and Knox Pitt -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twins

Why Him? "Brad is a massive U2 fan and told Bono how much he admired him when they were introduced at a party a few years back," a source told the UK's Mirror back in 2008. "Since then, they've become very close, which Brad is thrilled about. Angelina is inspired by Bono's humanitarian work..."

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The Celebrity Godparent: Jake Gyllenhaal

The Celebrity Baby: Matilda Ledger -- Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' daughter

Why Him? Gyllenhaal was a close friend of the couple, and starred in Brokeback Mountain with the pair. FYI, Gyllenhaal has celeb godparents of his own: Paul Newman and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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The Celebrity Godparent: Kate Moss

The Celebrity Baby: Iris Law -- Jude Law and Sadie Frost's daughter

Why Her? Moss is besties with Frost, and the now-split couple are godparents to Moss's daughter, Lila Grace.

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The Celebrity Godparent: Drew Barrymore

The Celebrity Baby: Frances Bean Cobain -- Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter

Why Her? Barrymore was once close friends with Love (she dated Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson). Barrymore's own godparents? Steven Spielberg and Sophia Loren.

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The Celebrity Godparent: Jennifer Aniston

The Celebrity Baby: Coco Arquette -- David Arquette and Courteney Cox's daughter

Why Her? Since their days as Rachel and Monica, Aniston and Cox have remained close friends.

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