Elton John Is Godfather To 10 Famous Celebrities And Counting
Once upon a time, being a godparent have more religious leanings. For many people, choosing a godfather or godmother was a big affair. Essentially, some of the responsibility for spiritual growth was thrust upon either a close family member or friend.
These days, however, not so much. First of all, godparenting has become less of a spiritual activity and more of a tradition. In addition, among socialites and the well-off, it seems like godparenting has become another way to forge alliances.
Of course, the essence still remains. Families are brought together. Consequently, the purpose this once spiritual act connoted is fast dissipating as the years go by. And of all the celebrity godparents, Elton John takes the prize.
The iconic singer/songwriter is godfather to more than 10 people including Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono), Damian Hurley son of actress Elizabeth Hurley and American businessman Steve Bing, Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham (yes, the same Beckham you think you know.
Like regular people, celebrities have their fair share of work cut out for them. We assembled a list of some celebrity godparents. And we dare say some may leave you chuckling.
Bono and Knox & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
His raspy voice is forever recognizable. Bono is godfather to Knox & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. Their adopted mother is Angelina Jolie, the famed Tombraider
Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus
Country music icon Dolly Parton is the proud godmother to pop sensation, Miley Cyrus. The two even make music together. And Dolly often talks about her goddaughter during interviews.
Sting and Rocco Ritchie
Rocco Ritchie is the son of bad girl Madonna and filmmaker dad, Guy Ritchie.
Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Nicole Richie
The late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and ace music producer, Quincy Jones both share the spot as godfathers to Nicole Richie, daughter of award-winning singer, Lionel Richie.
Joan Collins and Cara Delevingne
She is a famous actor, author, and columnist from London and also makes the list as godmother to Cara Delevingne, a talented fashion model, and actress.
Kate Middleton is expecting her third child and a new addition to the royal family. And there are already several predictions of who the godparents will be. However, a source familiar with royal affairs suggests that Prince William's cousins, Eugenie and Beatrice, are likely to be named godparents to the new baby.
Some fingers still point in the direction of his brother, Prince Harry. However, there is still no official word from the royal parents-to-be on the matter.