It’s no secret that many celebrities have friends and family in high places, but there are Hollywood stars that you would never guess share a connection.
From the Kardashians to the Osbournes, some of the world’s biggest celebrities are born and raised by those who are already in the limelight.
But there are family ties in the A-List world that even the biggest celebrity fanatic wouldn’t expect, especially when it comes to godparents.
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People often choose those who are closest to them to help positively influence the lives of their children in the role of godfather – and celebrities are the same.
Many phenomenal stars have chosen their famous friends to become their children’s godparents.
Here are some of the most surprising celebrity godparents:
Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus
Country legend Dolly Parton is the godmother of pop singer Miley Cyrus.
Music icon Dolly is incredibly close to Miley’s father, Achy Breaky Heart singer Billy Ray Cyrus, and he chose to make singer Jolene Miley’s godmother.
Dolly even made an appearance on Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel show that catapulted Miley into the limelight.
Joan Collins and Cara Delevingne
Hollywood actress and author Joan Collins is the godmother of model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne.
Joan has been a close friend of Cara’s parents, Pandora and Charles for decades and was chosen as godmother when Cara was born.
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Screen Icon Joan Said Tatler magazine from Cara’s younger years and said, “Cara was an amazing child. Her favorite expression was ‘mine’. She’s the youngest of the three, ‘mine, mine’.”
Cara praised her godmother on social media and once said on Instagram, “So proud of my godmother! Joan Collins! Caption!”
Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal
“Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis was born in Hollywood as the daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
The Halloween legend is also the famous godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal, having been involved with the family since the Brokeback Mountain actor was very young.
Steven Spielberg, Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore
Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore share a famous godfather.
The great ladies are sponsored by world-famous director Steven Spielberg.
Spielberg is well known for achieving big hits like Jaws, Schindler’s List and ET – which starred Drew Barrymore as a child.
Marilyn Manson and Lily-Rose Depp
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been a close friend of rocker Marilyn Manson for many years.
The Tainted Love singer was chosen to be the godfather of Johnny’s model daughter, Lily-Rose.
Elton John and Brooklyn Beckham
British music icon Elton John is the godfather of Victoria and David Beckham’s eldest son, Brooklyn.
Elton, 73, has known the Beckham family for decades.
In an interview with Vogue, Victoria revealed that Elton was the inspiration behind her decision to leave the Spice Girls in her past.
At the time, she said: “I was with Elton John this weekend and I said, ‘You are the reason I quit the Spice Girls. “
“I remember sitting there very close to the front and watching him sing those songs that he had sung time and time again, year after year, and his passion and pleasure was incredible, even after all this time.”