Who knew?! Taylor Swift and other celebrity godparents

Taylor Swift just announced she's going to be the godmother of Jaime King's second child. So we rounded up a list of famous godparents. Some will surprise you!

Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram

Late on the eve of Sunday, March 1, Taylor Swift, 25, announced she'd been named godmother of her BFF Jaime King's second child.

“Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one ... (ME),” Taylor captioned the above photo of herself kneeling before pregnant Jaime, and caressing her belly.

In response to Taylor's announcement, Jaime posted this photo (below) on her own Instagram, with the caption, “And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kylenewman—we all love you!”

jaime-king-taylor-swift-godmother Photo: Jaime King via Instagram

Just for fun, here are some more famous godparents:

♥ Lady GaGa is godmother to Elton John and David Furnish's sons, Zachary and Elijah.


♥ Bono is godfather to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids Knox and Vivienne.

♥ Oprah is godmother to Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z's daughter, Blue Ivy.

Photo: Beyonce via Instagram Photo: Beyonce via Instagram

♥ Johnny Depp is godfather to Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter's son Billy Ray.

♥ Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Phillips are godparents to Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams's daughter, Matilda.


♥ Elizabeth Hurley and Elton John are godparents to David and Victoria Beckham's kids Brooklyn and Romeo.

♥ Eva Longoria is godmother to David and Victoria Beckham's daughter, Harper.

Photo: Victoria Beckham via Twitter Photo: Victoria Beckham via Twitter

♥ Steven Spielberg is godfather to both Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore.

♥ Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones are godfathers to Lionel Richie's daughter Nicole Richie.


♥ Kate Moss is godmother to Jude Law's daughter Iris.

♥ Drew Barrymore is godmother to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

♥ Leah Remini is godmother to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's twins, Max and Emme.

Photo: Jennifer Lopez via Instagram Photo: Jennifer Lopez via Instagram

♥ Elton John is godfather to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's son Sean Lennon.


♥ Sting is godfather to Madonna and Guy Ritchie's son Rocco.

♥ Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother.

♥ Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman are godparents to Rupert Murdoch's daughters.

♥ Victor Garber is godfather to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter Violet.

♥ Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus's godmother.


♥ Jennifer Aniston is godmother to David Arquette and Courteney Cox's daughter, Coco Arquette.

Jessica Alba and Topher Grace are godparents Jaime King's first child, James Knight Newman.

Love! xo Haley-O Celebrity Candy: Follow along as Haley Overland delivers the latest scoop on celebrity families—plus sweet celeb interviews! You can’t have too much of this candy, so check back often.

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This article was originally published on Mar 02, 2015

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Haley Overland is a writer/editor at Today's Parent. Our resident celebrity queen, she dishes out all the sweetest scoop on celebrity families at our Celebrity Candy blog. She has interviewed celeb moms like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba and Jillian Michaels, and has shared her expertise on CTV’s ETalk. Haley also has an award-winning personal blog,, where she writes about everything from motherhood to yoga, her dog “Betty White” and what it's like to be Clive Owen's girlfriend. Haley has two kids, whom she fondly refers to online as “The Monkey” and “The Rascal.”