James Kennedy could be set to receive a large inheritance from his late godfather George Michael. Kennedy, a club DJ and cast member on the Bravo reality show Vanderpump Rules, is one of several celebrity godchildren who will likely receive money from the Wham! superstar, who was found dead in his London home on Christmas Day. George Michael's massive $128 million estate is expected to be divided among his sisters, Melanie and Yioda, and boyfriend Fadi Fawaz as well as his multiple godchildren, according to the Daily Mail.
In addition to Kennedy, Michael's godchildren include Roman and Harley Kemp, who are the offspring of his onetime Wham! bandmate Shirlie Holliman and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp. Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's daughter Bluebell, who is the godchild of George's longtime former lover, Kenny Goss, is also expected to be named in the will.
According to Page Six, George's estate includes the $6.1 million Oxfordshire home where he died as well as a $9.8 million home in north London, a $3 million property in Los Angeles, and a lavish $4.3 million beach home in Sydney, Australia. James Kennedy's godfather also reportedly invested his money in art with the help of Goss, who is an art dealer.
While James Kennedy could get millions of dollars from his late godfather, a large cut of the late singer's fortune is expected to go to his older sister, Melanie. Michael's 55-year-old sister worked as his hairstylist and makeup artist throughout his career and was very close to him.
Sadly, James Kennedy was not close to George in recent years. While he has detailed happy childhood Christmases with the late superstar, James wrote on Instagram that he was "heartbroken" that they never got to speak again after a long estrangement.