Jennifer Lopez wants to Tom Cruise to be her twins' godfather

April 7, 2008 by dino

Jennifer Lopez and Marc AnthonyJennifer 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.

It has also been claimed Tom and Katie planned to host a star-studded $200,000 ‘Welcome to the World’ themed-party for the fraternal twins.


  • Deacon Ron Rosato

    As a Catholic Deacon, only one God Parent has to be Catholic in order for the Baptism to be valid. Maybe the twins will convert Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes back to their original faith of Catholic.

    Many blessings to all of them. The grace of God works in mysterious ways.

  • Susan

    I hope the parents will realize the role of the godparent is to lead and encourage the child in the Catholic faith with Jesus as Lord and Savior for all the world.

  • FlangeSqueal

    Teeny Tom Cruise is a member and promoter of the evil cult of $cientology, which was founded in the 1950′s by a failed sci-fi writer, a pill-popping benzedrine and rum-soaked author named L. Ron Hubbard.

    Go to for a taste of the ridiculous bullshit this cult believes and places stock in.

    Tom Cruise – and anyone else who professes to be a $cientologist – is batshit crazy.

    Batshit crazy.

  • Fernando

    Well done Jennifer! Tom is a great person.

  • Mondo

    Its a decision they will have to live with, good or bad.

  • David

    The whole idea of Tom Cruise being the Godfather in a Catholic baptism is or should be a moot point, because any reputable priest would probably decline decline to baptize them because of this. It would be completely hypocritical of the parents, and the priest to have a non-catholic and especially a non Christian stand up as the Godparent – the Godparent is supposed to make sure the child is raised Catholic, should anything happen to the parents. Typical Hollywood showmanship over what is right….

  • M. Pomrlo

    According to Catholic Doctrine, God Parents must be Catholic – with documentation of their baptism and a letter from their current parish signed by pastor, stating that God-parents are in good standing. Hmmmmm.

  • Sarah

    It really doesn’t matter if Tom Cruise has been asked to be the godfather of the twins. According to the Catholic Church, only ONE of the godparents has to be Catholic. If Tom is the godfather, then the godmother must be Catholic. I should know–I’m Catholic, and my daughter has a Jewish godmother and a Catholic godfather.

  • emanon

    Except, they can’t really have him as a god father. You HAVE to be catholic to have a BAPTISM in a catholic church…dah! Part of the deal is to help raise them AS CATHOLICS…..

  • justpicky

    Jlo , she’s not the smartest “jenny from the block” if anything she’s completely out of her mind …..Marc acts like he has no control , sounds like Jlo has control over everything .

    I wouldn’t trust Tom Cruise any farther than I can throw ….he’s not trustworthy…….

    Many celebs aren’t smart ….they only want you to think they’re …..wasteful , no common sense .

  • bjm

    I think you still have to be cathlic to be a cathlic childs Godparents.

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  • Vickie

    I cannot believe the people who are hypocritical, everyone loved Tom all these years & knew he was scientolgist, then we he marries & is truly happy you can’t find anything to pick on about him but what he believes in & I bet if he asked any of you to be the Godfather you would all jump at the chance. He would make a good person to take care of kids. Suri sure looks like a healthy, happy child. Come on people don’t you have a life? Are so you perfect you can judge people and say bad things about people?

  • Alexis

    How could Jennifer and Marc do this to their twins? Tom Cruise should just remain a friend of the family and not a godfather. He will try to warp their minds. I hope than Jen and Marc will give them a good Catholic education.

  • Ding Dong

    Who gives a flying fuk. Jennifer will fuking someone else in a couple of years and so will Tom. Marc will cry for the rest of his life and will try to go back to his ex-wife that he dumped for a better piece of ASS! Yea, right, “Good catholics”. Good catholics? What the fuk is that. Their priest fuk little kids and each other.

    Ding Dong

  • Don Z

    According to the Roman Catholic religion, only one godparent is required. If the godmother is married it must be in a Catholic church and a practicing Catholic that is all that is needed. Mr. Cruise may be called godfather if they like but his name will not appear on the baptismal certificate

  • Linda

    Just because Tom Cruise is a scientologist doesnt make him a bad person. I think maybe some of their beliefs are a little unorthodox, so what? They consider themselves Christian. He seems like a nice person, from what I deduce, hes dedicated to his family, so whats wrong with JLo picking him to be godfather to her kids. Its her right. That doesnt mean hes going to have her killed so he can raise them. For heavens sake people…stop trying to make something out of nothing. Grow up all of you!

  • Cookie

    Jennifer Lopez is doing this for the money it will bring her children. She is greedy. Figures this will help her children in the future. Marc Anthony is a wimp. He needs to man up and tell his wife that his children will be baptized by someone who believes in Christ. If Cruise believed in Christ that would be different but he believes in L. Ron Hubbard.

  • Anonymous

    Good Technology? Is that what you are calling it? Huh.

    I guess the residents of Jonestown got some ‘Good Technology’ as well. Did the Branch Davideans also get some ‘Good Technology’?

    I call it overpriced Science Fiction by a pulp author who had some unaddressed mental issues and didn’t want to die pennyless. You say potato I suppose. See for yourself as all of the Super Secret ‘Good Technology’ is now on WikiLeaks for the very non-Scientology price of Free.

  • Angela Gupta Benson

    Wow, that’s GREAT, it sounds like those kids will get some good technology

  • Anonymous

    Considering her father is a longtime Scientologist, this is not really a shock. As Catholics, do they REALLY think Tom Cruise would help raise their children in the faith of the Catholic church should something happen to them? My guess is that he would shoehorn them into his fringe ‘religion’ since L Ron Hubbard stated that there was no Christ and Christianity was just an implant.

    Then again, who really expects sanity from celebrity.

    Check out to see what the Church of Tom Cruise does to families.



  • Mother

    This is sad.

    Two little babies being tied into L-Ron Hubbard’s evil cult of $cientology before they can even talk.

  • madelyn

    I don’t know who the godfather is, But I can tell you who Isn’t :

    “Anonymous said…

    Question: Oh Loren…poor JR…is he hurt? Jennifer chose Tom Cruise over her best friend’s husband, as godfather for the babies??? Are you their Godmother???
    - K.
    April 10, 2008 8:28 AM

    Loren said…

    Answer: Hello, Tom Cruise is not the godfather… you’re reading too many magazines or listening to too much
    gossip :) don’t believe all that you read.
    - Loren
    April 10, 2008 8:48 AM “

  • Serenity

    J-Lo and Marc are officially JUDAS. La mierda gringa de J-No y su crackero esposo. Abren los ojos Latinos que ya se ve que J-No y su chupacaca jebo no son Boricuas. BOYCOTT THEIR FILMS and WILL SMITH, THAT LIAR, TOO!

  • Deacon J. Diaz

    Someone has given Jlo and Anthony bad information, according to Canon Law, a non Christian cannot act as a God-father or God-mother, a christian of another faith other than catholic can act as a Christian Witness, but not as a Godparent. They will have to find a priest or deacon that will perform the sacrament and that priest or deacon will be in hot water his bishop.

  • sunnyday147

    Interesting . . .

  • Maria Maria

    If Mark and JLo are going to have their babies baptized in the Catholic Church, the primary godparents must be Catholics as well and the names of the primary godparents will be added to the baptismal certificate. Plus all Catholic godparents must attend as seminar at Church before the baptism or they’re not considered the primary godparents.
    So in this case, either:
    a) Tom is not one of the primary godparents, just a secondary godparent,
    b) The twins are not going to be baptized in a Catholic Church (Dcientology maybe?), or
    c) Tom has converted back to the Roman Catholic faith – nothing is impossible, but at this time, kinda improbable :-)

  • E.J. Harper

    There is no way that Tom Cruise can be a godfather if these children are to be baptized in the Catholic faith. Church law states that a godparent must be someone who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation and must be a practicing Catholic. While former Catholic Tom Cruise may have been confirmed, he is definitely not a practicing Catholic. Christians of other denominations may be sponsors or Christian witnesses, but since his “religion” says there is no Christ, he cannot even be that.

    If Jennifer and Marc actually practiced their Catholic faith, they would know these rules.

  • leslie

    Good for Jennifer! Tom Cruise is a good man and because he’s a Scientologist, her kids would be in GREAT hands!

    (And by the way, the author of that article doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Scientology is not a “mysterious” religion.)

  • Tony

    Cannot happen, Godfather must be a Catholic in good standing, Cruise denied his Catholic faith when he embraced the Scientology cult. Godparent should reflect model of Catholic faith (at least beleive in Christ as the Son of God and not aliens!) Shame on the priest who allows this to happen! Shame on the parents for making a mockery of the Sacarments!

  • Jo-Ann

    I thought that in order for someone to baptize a Catholic baby, they had to be Catholic, themselves. And I teach CCD! Am I wrong and is this Tom Cruise thing just a rumor?

  • H

    What an insult to her family and religous beliefs.

  • Michele

    Funny, when my boys were baptized the Godparents had to be Catholic and prove it prior to the christening.

  • rain drop

    This news article is stupid considering JLo’s father has been a scientologist for a long time. Maybe you should research your stories a little bit better huh?

  • Ryan

    Actually the religion of the god-parent is not that big of a deal. I know many Catholics who have Protestant god-parents. My god-parents are Catholic, yet they are non-practicing. And considering Tom Cruise is a former’s not that big of a deal.