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Lady Gaga Is Godmother to Elton John's Son

What's Your Relationship Like With Your Godparents?

Elton John told Barbara Walters last week that Lady Gaga is his son Zachary's godmother, and he wasn't joking! We may question Lady Gaga's godmotherly instincts, but Elton knows what it takes; after all, he's a godfather himself, to friends (and fellow royal wedding guests) Victoria and David Beckham's sons Brooklyn and Romeo. And there are plenty of other celebrity godparents, from Jennifer Aniston to Bono.

Since I don't have godparents and don't have close friends who do either, the only time I hear about them is when they are famous. But as many of you with different backgrounds than myself can attest, having a godparent is more than a celebrity trend, it's a supportive relationship, often with religious motivations behind it. Annie told me that she has godparents, and many of her family members do too because it's a part of Catholic baptism. Her godparents are close relatives, so she's maintained a good relationship with them and says they've always been there when she needs advice.

Whether it was for religious reasons or not, do you have godparents? And what's your relationship with them like?

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testadura67 testadura67 5 years
My aunt and uncle are my godparents, but they've never played a religiously active role in my life (I was baptized and raised Catholic). My understanding of the role was that if something were to happen to my parents, my brother and I would have gone to live with and be raised by them.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 5 years
I have no memory of my God-parents. They were friends of my parents who lost touch as we were transferred from one port to another (Navy family). I am a God-mother to my best friend's son and I will definitely not be an absent party in his life.
mdwhite3685 mdwhite3685 5 years
Most of the kids in my extended family have godparents, but it's more out of tradition than based on anything spiritual or religious. Mine are awesome; they were good friends of my parents in college and are like another aunt and uncle to me. And now we live in the same city, so hopefully we'll become even closer.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I don't have any Godparents, but I am a Godmother to my nieces and nephews (my best frien'ds children) and I am very close with them all.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
Growing up I was not close with my godmother but now as an adult I am closer with her. Actually, it's only been recent. Since I started working at the same company as her.
neonbee neonbee 5 years
I have a few godparents actually (apparently a lot of my parents' relatives and friends offered and they couldn't choose just two), but I don't really know some of them properly. I'm close with two of them because they're my aunts, but my godfather and two of my other godmothers have gone MIA. So, no, they're definitely not spiritual advisers.
sagagirl sagagirl 5 years
I have godparents but they have not been in my life since I was a small child. I was baptized in the Catholic Church and most of my mother's close friends were Anglican. The Church would not allow them to be my godparents so she chose people that she knew were Catholic. That is one of the many reasons I am a recovering Catholic today.
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 5 years
I love my godparents! I don't get to see them that often but they're lifelong friends of my mom's, which I think is pretty special. Like Anonymous, I definitely wouldn't say they're spiritual advisers; more like an extra aunt and uncle.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
My aunt and uncle are my godparents. So, I can count on them. I wish Elton would've picked someone else.
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