5 New Moms Who Kicked Butt on DWTS
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Hold on to your tube of red lipstick, Swifties: Taylor Swift has officially met her godson, Leo Thames. The newborn is BFF Jaime King's second son with husband Kyle Newman. Choosing Swift as a godmother was an easy decision, King admits. "It was because of her morals and her values, the way that she treats people and how hard-working she is," says the Hart of Dixie actress. "That's the kind of person I want to be the guide and the spiritual protector of my child."
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Joining Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and little North on a spring 2015 trip to Armenia ended up with its perks: as the family headed home to Los Angeles, they detoured to Jerusalem to baptize North, naming Khloé, who'd joined them on the voyage, as godmother. "It was epic," a source told PEOPLE of the event, which happened in the city's Armenian quarter. "So beautiful."
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AMERICAN FERRERA, AMBER TAMBLYN & ALEXIS BLEDEL
Though Tamblyn told PEOPLE that the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants crew would be Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds's daughter James's godmothers, Lively set the record straight in April, announcing that her sister Robyn was picking up the official duties. However, her costars also have a special role in the little one's life as "fairy godmothers," Lively told E!
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Looks like the singer is adding another member to her squad! "Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one..... (ME)," she posted on Instagram alongside a photo of herself with pregnant pal Jaime King. For her part, the Hart of Dixie star, who has struggled with infertility in the past, couldn't be happier with her Swift decision. "And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!! Xx," she shared.
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Swift isn't the only celeb who'll play an important role in the lives of King's children. The actress revealed in a 2013 Instagram post that good friend Jessica Alba is the "Nina (Godmother)" of son James Knight. "Thank you Jess for your unending love and light – we are so grateful for you," King wrote. James also did pretty well in the godfather department: Topher Grace was asked to do the honors.
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When times are tough, Miley Cyrus can count on her country-legend godmother to have her back. "I've loved her through the years and watched her grow up, and I've seen how smart she is and how talented she is," Parton told the London Evening Standard. Alluding to the young "Wrecking Ball" star's controversial career moves of late, Parton explained, "If she needs my opinion on something I will surely give it [but] I would never dream of calling her and saying, 'Well why are you doing this?' or, 'You shouldn't do this or that…' She's just trying to find her own place and wings and learn to fly."
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CHRIS MARTIN & SIMON PEGG
The Coldplay frontman and actor go way back, which is why the trusted friends are godfathers to each other's children – Pegg to Apple, Martin's 9-year-old daughter with wife Gwyneth Paltrow, and Martin to Pegg's 4-year-old daughter Matilda. "[Chris] sang a song for [Matilda] in Berlin when she was born," Pegg shared. "He dedicated one of the songs, and I was really chuffed about it."
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JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Showbiz is in Jake Gyllenhaal's blood (mom's a screenwriter, dad's a director, and sis Maggie is a fellow actor), so naturally his godmother – and shopping buddy – is Hollywood insider Jamie Lee Curtis.
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It may seem like an unorthodox choice, but Elton John had a solid reason for choosing Lady Gaga as godmother for his two sons with David Furnish, Zachary, 3, and Elijah, 8 months. "She's a great role model," John told Extra. "She's been a great godmother to Zachary. She came to bathe him in Las Vegas. She was already dressed to go to the show, and she was sitting there and she bathed him, and she was like dressed like Audrey Hepburn… and she fed him… We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time."
5 New Moms Who Kicked Butt on DWTS