Hollywood embraces famous families, but it’s not always mom and dad who helped our favorite faces grow up to be the headline-grabbing stars they are today. A godparent is the special kind of family member who doesn’t have to be blood, and can be counted on to get you a present on your birthday. Or provide guidance and protection as you grow up. (Same thing, right?) Handpicked by your parents, they’re an indication of who your mom and dad once considered close enough to be family, and who you can always complain to when they won’t budge on your curfew.
For celebrities and celebrity babies with well-connected parents, it’s no surprise their godparents are equally as fabulous. Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore are basically Hollywood royalty, and their industry parents each appointed a certain iconic filmmaker as their respective godfather. And with a certain famous actress as his godmother, Jake Gyllenhaal’s industry mom, dad, and sister Maggie weren’t the only ones influencing his career choices at a young age. So when it comes to surprising celebrity godparents, how well do you know those of your favorite celebrities? Take our quiz below.1. Who is the fairy godmother to the princess of tongue, Ms. Miley Cyrus?
It’s Dolly Parton!
2. Which actress is the trusted godmother to Jake Puppy Dog Gyllenhaal?It’s Jamie Lee Curtis, who will always bring her godson free Activia.
3. Which Hollywood legend is the godfather to both Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow?It’s Steven Spielberg, whom Gwyneth affectionately calls “Uncle Morty.”
4. Which glamorous actress does the E.T. star turned published photographer also get to call her godmother?It’s Sophia Loren!
5. Which English actor did Gwyneth select to be the godfather to her little Apple?It’s Simon Pegg! But now that Gwynnie and Chris Martin have consciously uncoupled, who gets the The World’s End star in the divorce?
6. Which professional athlete is the godfather to reality knockout Khloe Kardashian?It’s Sugar Ray Leonard — not O.J. Simpson — who was a close friend of Khloe’s late father, Robert Kardashian.
7. Who did Jennifer Lopez ask to guide twins Max and Emme?It’s J. Lo’s longtime friend Leah Remini!
8. Which famous husband and wife are godparents to Madonna’s eldest son Rocco?It’s Sting and Trudie Styler!
9. Which legendary producer is godfather to Nicole Richie?It’s Quincy Jones!
10. Who is the godfather to Heathers star Winona Ryder?It’s psychologist and LSD-advocate Timothy Leary! Yes, that is correct.
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