According to online reports, Oprah Winfrey has just landed herself a new and exciting gig as a godmother to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The rumor was started by the trusty folks over at MediaTakeOut who dished:
“According to an EXTREMELY reliable insider, Jigga and Bey have chosen OPRAH WINFREY to be the godmother, and Jay’s best friend Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, the godfather. So why Oprah … Well word is that Oprah has become a CLOSE PERSONAL friend to both Jay and Bey. And the pair wanted to give the ‘godparents’ role to people NOT ALREADY related to them by family.”
Sounds believable, but this is MediaTakeOut we’re talking about.
After the story got picked up by multiple news outlets, Oprah’s BFF decided to clear the air on the rumor. “It’s absolutely not true that she’s the godmother. She’s friends with them, of course, and likes them both very much,” Gayle King, Oprah number one female confidant, tells CBS News.
That’s too bad. Who wouldn’t want Oprah as a godmother?