As if launching her ‘OWN’ network is not enough, Oprah can add another prestigious title to her legacy. She has been chosen to be the godmother to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
According to RadarOnline, the couple has chosen the iconic media figure to be Blue’s godmother, as they have grown increasingly closer to her.
Jay-Z’s best friend, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, has allegedly been chosen to be Blue’s godfather. Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly did not want Blue’s godparents to be blood-related.
Earlier this month Oprah reportedly sent over a trunk of children’s books to Blue as her baby gift. And in 2010 the talk show titan named Jay-Z’s book Decoded as one of her “Favorite Things,” saying how impressed she was by it after the rapper sent her an advance copy.
Oprah currently is the godmother to her best friend Gayle King’s daughter Kirby and her son Will Bumpus.
In 2008 Oprah gave the commencement speech during Kirby’s graduation from Stanford University and beamed with pride as she revealed that she Kirby’s godmother.
“I need to begin by letting everyone in on a little secret. The secret is that Kirby Bumpus, Stanford Class of ‘08, is my goddaughter. So, I was thrilled when President Hennessy asked me to be your Commencement speaker, because this is the first time I’ve been allowed on campus since Kirby’s been here,” Oprah said.
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