Celebrity godparents that will surprise you

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose Tyler Perry as the godfather of their daughter Lilibet

Stars Insider

16/12/22 | StarsInsider


Choosing godparents for your child is not something parents take lightly, and it can be a difficult choice that requires careful thought and consideration. In Hollywood, the choices are especially elite, as giving your child a celebrity godparent could make a world of difference.

The second part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's intimate Netflix docuseries 'Harry & Meghan' was even more explosive than the first half! One of the many revelations was that actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry is a close friend of the couple. What's more, he is the godfather of their daughter Lilibet. This fact was revealed for the first time in the documentary, with Perry interviewed about the surreal experience. "They said, 'Well, we'd like for you to be Lili's godfather.' I go, 'Whoa.' I take a minute to take that in. And I thought, ‘I'd be honored. I'd be absolutely honored.'" Perry was in a state of shock so it wasn't until after he'd hung up the phone that he started to consider the possible implications! He quickly called them back to confirm that they didn't have to fly to the UK to go through some kind of official ceremony in front of the media. Luckily, it seems like the details were smoothed out and Perry became godfather to Lilibet, who was born on June 4, 2021. 

Perry initially became a friend to Markle after reaching out to offer his support when she married Harry, acknowledging the significance of a woman of color marrying into the royal family. Perry became a long-distance confidant to Markle as she struggled with royal life and eventually stepped down with Harry in 2020. Perry even offered them one of his homes complete with security staff to help their transition to civilian life after they exited the royal family. "The love they have is really, really moving and I wanted to do anything I could to support them," he told Today in September. 

There are plenty of other famous faces who themselves have stars as godparents, many of whom you'd never guess. Click through the gallery to find out who!

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