Bono to be Godfather of Jolie-Pitt Twins


Bono to be godfather of Jolie, Pitt twins

Sunday, July 27 2008, 11:02 BST

By Daniel Kilkelly, Entertainment Reporter

Rex Features

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have asked U2 frontman Bono to be the godfather of their newborn twins.

The couple, who welcomed the
arrival of a baby boy and girl earlier this month, were thrilled when Bono immediately accepted their offer.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: "Brad and Angie think the world of Bono. They have been friends for years. Brad is a massive U2 fan and told Bono how much he admired him when they were introduced at a party a few years back.

"Since then, they've become very close, which Brad is thrilled about. Angelina is inspired by Bono's humanitarian work and gets on with his wife Ali Hewson. Ali's given Angelina some clothes from her ethical clothing range Edun."

Brad and Angelina will make plans for a christening in the coming weeks. They have yet to agree on a godmother, but insiders suggest that Angelina wants to ask her ex-lover Jenny Shimzu to take on the role.