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Most Famous Hollywood Celebrity Godparents


Many people who work together in Hollywood end up actually being close friends. They work so well together on screen that they develop relationships off-screen as well. Some of the most amazing actors are also friends with other famous celebrities, some of which may be kind of surprising. They spend time with each other’s families and end up becoming immersed in each other’s lives. These close friends can end up becoming best buds and even making each other the godparents to each other’s children. If you are ready to learn more about these close friends, check out these most famous Hollywood celebrity godparents. 

Mariska Hargitay and Sophia Meloni

Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni have developed a relationship off screen through Law & Order: SVU. Hargitay and Meloni are co-stars on Law & Order, and grew quite close over the years through the show. When his wife Sherman Williams was pregnant with their child Sophia, Chris and Sherman decided that Hargitay was a natural choice for a godmother. “The birth of his first child and being privy to his amazing, solid relationship with his wife, before I had that for myself. I  think that Chris and Sherman played a really big role for me, to see this really stable couple that loved each other,” Hargitay said. 

Tim McGraw and Rhodes Hedlund

Would you guess that Tim McGraw is godfather to Emma Roberts’ kid Rhodes Hedlund? Garrett Hedlund and Tim McGraw worked together on Friday Night Lights in 2004, and then again in 2010 on Country Song. They created quite a bond over the span of almost two decades.  “He’s somebody that I admire and respect, not only as an amazing father and an amazing husband, amazing musician and amazing actor,” Hedlund said. When Garrett and Emma Roberts were expecting their child Rhodes, Garrett said he got a call from Tim McGraw saying, “I’m the godfather.”

Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore and Gwenyth Paltrow

Ironically, Steven Spielberg is godfather to not one but two Hollywood stars. He is godfather to A-list celebrities Drew Barrymore and Gwenyth Paltrow. He became godfather to Gwenyth Paltrow when she was born to parents Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner. He became the godfather to Drew Barrymore when she was in her teens. 


Jacqueline Bisset and Angelina Jolie

English actress had a close relationship with Angelina Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away of ovarian cancer back in 2007. “[Jacqueline] is very important to [Angelina],” a source told PEOPLE of the pair’s bond following a July 2019 trip to Paris. “They’re very close, and Jacqueline is someone Angelina has admired for a long time. And of course, there is the connection to her mom.” So Jacqueline Bissett was a natural choice for godmother for Angelina Jolie. 

B.J. Novak and Katrherine Swati

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak co-starred in the Office together and actually formed quite a bond outside of the show. Mindy made B.J. the godfather of her daughter Katherine.  “The truth is that B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend. He’s the godfather to my daughter,” Kaling said. “He comes over like once a week. Sometimes he’ll come over just to hang out with her.”