Celebrity Godparents: 11 Hollywood Stars And Their Famous Godparents

Usher, Mariah Carey, Paris Jackson, and more have some pretty famous celebrity godparents. 

Sydney Scott Aug, 09, 2017

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Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen is Usher's godfather. In a 2012 interview with The Huffington Post, Vereen said of the R&B star, " He’s doing great work in the world. He keeps his fingers on the pulse on what’s happening."

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Winans was the godmother to late Bobbi Kristina Brown. In 2015, the singer opened up to Toldeo's The Blade about Bobbi Kristina's death, saying, "I don’t think there’s any words to describe a loss like that. I still can’t believe it...I still can’t believe Whitney’s gone, but now to see that Bobbi Kris is gone too … you just can’t even come to grips with it."


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Mays was a close friend of Bobby Bonds, father of Barry Bonds, which resulted in Mays being asked to be Barry's godfather. The two have a pretty cute relationship with Barry sometimes photobombing his godfather, but always in good fun.

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This is a bit murky, but Franklin may or may not have been Whitney Houston's godmother. According to Franklin, she never agreed to be Houston's godmother, a belief that led to beef between Franklin and Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick. 

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Norwood often referred to Houston as her ''fairy godmother," having formed a close bond when the two worked on 1997's Cinderella. Describing her shock at Houston's death in 2012, Norwood told Piers Morgan, ""I fell to the floor, in tears. And had been crying for weeks, and months after that. It hit me. It just hit me in ways I can't even, explain."

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Culkin and Jackson were recently spotted hanging out, showing off their matching tattoos on Instagram. Culkin is the godfather to all off Michael Jackson's children: Paris, Blanket, and Prince. 

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We had no idea that Sugar Ray Leonard was godfather to Khloe Kardashian. But, back in 2014, Kardashian shared a photo to Instagram celebrating her late father Robert Kardashian, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner), and her godfather, Leonard. 

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Carey calls iconic singer Patti LaBelle godmother and it has its perks. LaBelle told Wendy Williams that Carey often sends her bottles of Cristal and white roses. 

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As if Zoe Kravitz wasn't fortunate enough to call Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet mom and dad, Zoe also calls Marisa Tomei and Cree Summer her godparents. 

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Nicole Richie is already a member of Hollywood royalty, but Richie also calls Quincy Jones and late icon Michael Jackson her godfathers. 

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Tyler Perry's son Aman is one lucky kid with Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson as his godparents