Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is godmother to Glee creator Ryan Murphy's son Ford, who was born last year (14). The TV writer/director revealed the news on Friday (09Oct15) as he presented the Iron Man star with a Lifetime Impact Award for her charity work at Variety's Power of Women event in Los Angeles. He told the crowd, "I wanted her (godmother) to be kind and compassionate, spiritual, funny, basically a balm to sooth in this dark and cynical world. It was also important to me that my child's godmother have a best actress Oscar. So I called my good friend Gwyneth Paltrow and I asked her if she would have us and she said yes and I consider my family to be blessed as a result."