Jennifer Lopez wants Tom Cruise to be her twins’ godfather


There are few things that are even close to as scary as having Tom Cruise as your dad. Except maybe having Xenu as your dad. But let’s be real – that’s just about the same thing. The next closest approximation would be having Tom Cruise as your godfather. On the one hand, he’s a little further away and probably won’t ground you. But on the other hand, that means your parents actually consciously chose to bring Tom Cruise into your life. It’s not like you were born to him and it’s just a sad twist of fate. Your parents thought so little of you that they decided to make Xenu’s next in command responsible for your spiritual and emotional well-being. Well, if you want to take the old school approach to being a godfather. There’s the chance they just did it to get you some really killer swag.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony – who have long claimed to be Catholic and not Scientologists – supposedly want Tom to be the godfather to twins Max and Emme. But to be fair, Tom has already gifted the babies with more than $200,000 worth of stuff. If that doesn’t buy you a godfathership in this day and age, I’d like to know what does.

Jennifer Lopez wants to Tom Cruise to be godfather to her newborn twins. The ‘Jenny From The Block’ singer — who gave birth to son Max and daughter Emme on February 22 — has convinced husband Marc Anthony to give Tom the role despite their differences in religious beliefs. Tom, a devout follower of the mysterious religion of Scientology; Lopez and Anthony Catholic.

A source said: “Tom is delighted. Marc wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to have a Scientologist as the kids’ godfather, especially as he and Jennifer are both Catholic. But in the end Jennifer managed to convince him to agree.”

Tom — who has a 2-year-old daughter, Suri, with wife Katie Holmes — has already showered the twins with gifts. The actor reportedly spent around $200,000 on designer christening outfits for Max and Emme, ordered a giant fish tank for their nursery and gave them complete Disney DVD box sets.

[From Showbiz Spy]

Supposedly Tom and Katie are going to throw a “star-studded” party for the twins that’s costing them upwards of $200,000. It will have a “Welcome to the World” them. I have to give Tom credit – he certainly knows how to buy someone’s love. I don’t want to sound spineless, but if Tom wants to through $400,000 worth of stuff my way, I can totally be talked into changing my tune.

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  1. celebitchy says:

    Jaybird I love you, but I think this story is a load of hogwash. The $200k party and gifts I believe though. There are godfather stories that come out every week, and the British press makes up so much.

  2. Bodhi says:

    In the Catholic Church a godparent must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. TinyTom don’t qualify…

  3. Kate says:

    Bodhi, some parishes only require that one of the godparents be Catholic.

    But I bet it’s a front. They probably want him to be godfather to the fake names, and they have someone else (maybe the Pope himself!) lined up to be godfather to the actual names.

  4. summertime921 says:

    Tom Cruise looks like he’s been smoking some of that Tom Cruise purple weed in that picture.

  5. Scott F. says:

    If they’re really Catholic, then they would never ask a Scientologist to be their kid’s godfather. I’m a Catholic, and the godparents have a ton to do with church rites, confirmation, ect. For that reason alone, you would never ask someone who didn’t believe in the church’s tenants to be a godfather.

    Also, like someone else pointed out, most Catholic churches won’t recognize non-catholic godparents. Lutheran was too far off for them to approve of my daughter’s Godfather, so I doubt they would accept Scientology.

  6. anni says:

    baby gifts worth 200k? what, golden potties?

  7. headache says:

    Kate, you are the first person who has agreed with me on the fake names thing. lol

    But yeah, made up story all the way.

  8. Bodhi says:

    Yeah, the whole point of godparents (at least in the Catholic Church) is to lead the kids spiritually in case the parents can’t. I’m re-upping all my knowledge of catechism cause I’m getting ready to go through pre-cana. Yeesh

    headache- I’m coming around to the fake name theory. If it is true, do you think they’ll ever reveal the real names?

  9. JayBird says:

    I totally don’t believe they’re really Catholic. I think J-Lo is a Scientologist and is just keeping quiet on it. I bet you anything those kids aren’t baptized in a Catholic church… as to Tom being the godfather, I don’t know, somehow I could see it happening. It seems like there’s this group of celebs that are always kissing his ass, and what better way to do that than making him a godfather? [I want major credit for refraining from all stupid Godfather jokes].

  10. anonymous says:

    You guys think that they have fake baby names? Not that I don’t think they are weird enough to do it, but why?

    What a great way for Jennifer and Marc to “prove” they aren’t Scientologists!

  11. Bodhi says:

    Yeah thats true Jay. Both of ‘em would have had to get thier previous marriages annulled & I don’t think they’d really bother to to that.

    Maybe TinyTom & the CO$ have dirt on them

  12. headache says:

    Anony 51, because Marc Anthony has been notoriously mum about his personal life and Jennifer has followed suit since hooking up with him. AND the fact that Max and Emme are the names of two little cartoon kids on a PBS television show. It doesn’t mesh with me. I bet money J.Lo started going off about selling the pics and publicity and Marc said fine, but I don’t want the whole world knowing their names.

  13. anonymous says:

    ^^ Interesing, I’ve seen a lot of people calling them the “Dragon Tales Twins” and I thought that was pretty bizarre to name twins after a cartoon or any tv show.

    It seems like eventually though their names are going to come out. When they go to school or whatever. But I guess maybe they want to keep it private as long as possible? Although why on earth would anyone choose even fake names based on a cartoon? So weird. But then celebrities are nothing if not weird.

  14. ellie says:

    ummm…yeah except the godparent’s role in the godchild’s life is to teach them the religious way of life in the catholic church….ummmm tom cruise is kinda a scientologisttt

  15. Granger says:

    I don’t understand what the point is of a Catholic asking someone who ISN’T a Catholic to be a godparent, when that person won’t have any idea what it means, traditionally and ritualistically, to take on such a role. Or why someone who isn’t a Catholic would agree to BE a godparent. It would make much more sense to simply ask the person to be a good friend, or to be the kid’s guardian if both of the parents die.

    Adopting certain religious rituals while ignoring every other part of that particular religion just doesn’t make any sense to me.

  16. skeptical says:

    If it’s true… JLo and Marc Anthony better look out. Once the papers are signed tis possible an accident would befall the “Catholic” parents. Think about it.. Tom Cruise stepping in to take care of the children after they lose both of their parents – what a public relations opportunity. I wouldn’t put it past the crazy guy – changing the world, one kidnapped kid at a time.

  17. anonymous says:

    Godparents don’t necessarily take custody of the children in the event of the parents’ death. That would be something stipulated in the will and could be a Godparent but could also be another family member or friend.

  18. headache says:

    I think we discussed this before when Clooney was named as a possible godfather for Nicole and Keith’s baby. For most people, godfather is a largely symbolic gesture that is often forgotten as the child ages.

  19. Anonymous says:

    J.lo’s father is Scientologist.

  20. ThatBKChick says:

    ((((STRAIGHT DEAD RAOL)))))) @ JayBird: “There are few things that are even close to as scary as having Tom Cruise as your dad. Except maybe having Xenu as your dad.”…. I’M STR8 DEAD!!

    What the hell is wrong with Jenny’s butt? Can’t she see that Katie is basically a damned zombie…and God forbid that little Suri will be wondering what happened to her mummy one day…because I am sure Katie will not last too much longer!!

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Jenny is just a media whore, and she is whoring the kids out for fame and fortune!!!

    “Do Be Fooled By the Rock’s that She Got-Cuz She Really Ain’t Jenny from the Block” my a**!!!

  21. Sasha says:

    For a non-Scientologist, she truly seems to enjoy the flavor of Tommy Boy’s butt cheeks.

  22. LANETTE says:

    spell check is a friend.

  23. neelyo says:

    She’s desperate. Her career is pretty much in the toilet and she thinks Scientology can help her out even if it means sacrificing her children.

  24. valentina says:

    That’s an obscene amount of money to spend. Most of America is wondering how they are going to feed themselves on their miserable pensions or lack of, plus they have no health care….

  25. velvet elvis says:

    The point of a God parent(Xenu parent)
    is to provide spiritual guidance(alien bullshit)to the child (mini adult) throughout their life…it has nothing to do with who gets the kid if the parent(not my ex Nicole Kidman) dies.

  26. Granger says:

    I know perfectly well that being a godparent doesn’t mean you “get” the child if the parents die. What I’m saying is, the person you ask to be a godparent is presumably someone you love and trust. But if they aren’t Catholic, why ask them to be a godparent, when they won’t understand what that role entails? Why not ask them, instead, to take on another major role, like assuming guardianship of your child if you die?

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