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Of all the gossip and information about celebrities that gets passed around the media, you’d think you’d know who is related to who at this point. Wrong! Who knew Madonna and Lady Gaga shared a bloodline? Considering their talent it makes perfect sense! Here are 12 celebs you had no idea were related.
Hillary And Angelina
We could see how these two might be friends, but we never would have guessed they are actually cousins! Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie are related through a Quebec relative, Jean Cusson, making them ninth cousins twice removed.
Brandy, Ray J, And Snoop Dogg
Some of you should already know that Brandy and Ray J are siblings, but did you know they are also related to Snoop? It was apparently admitted in a 2006 MTV interview that they are cousins!
What do Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion, and Avril Lavigne all have in common? They are Canadian and related! This goes back a good 400 years. Bieber and Celine are tenth cousins three times removed, Bieber and Avril are twelfth cousins, and Bieber and Gosling are eleventh cousins once removed.
DeGeneres And Middleton
Before the royal wedding, Ellen DeGeneres received a letter from the New England Genealogical Society explaining she is related to Kate Middleton through a man named Sir Thomas Fairfax who was alive back in the 1500s. This made the two fifteenth cousins.
Obama And Pitt
As it turns out, Brad’s wife, Angelina Jolie, isn’t the only one with a political relative. Brad Pitt found out he is related to President Barack Obama through Virginian Edwin Hickman from the 1700s. Making this duo ninth cousins!
McCarthy And McCarthy
So the matching last names is probably a big giveaway, but we were still surprised to hear that Jenny and Melissa are first cousins! This was confirmed back in 2011 when Jenny congratulated Melissa on her Emmy win.
Spielberg And Capshaw
The well known Steven Spielberg is related to the actress who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins on “Grey’s Anatomy”, Jessica Capshaw. Capshaw is actually Spielberg’s step-daughter!
Lady Gaga And Madonna
Considering their talent, it’s not such a shocker that these two are related. According to a New England Historic Genealogical Society specialist, these two pop stars are related to a French couple from Quebec who lived there back in the 1600s. This makes them ninth cousins once removed.
Halle Berry And Sarah Palin
We’re not so convinced about this one, but apparently Halle Berry shared with “Extra” that someone sent her information stating that she is related to Palin in some twisted way. She is her distant something or other.
Sudeikis And Wendt
This one isn’t such a surprise! George Wendt from “Cheers” and Jason Sudeikis, a former SNL cast member, are actually uncle and nephew!
Schreiber And Schreiber
Another two with the same last name! Live Schreiber from “X-Men” and Pablo Schreiber from “Orange is the New Black” are half brothers.
Lily And Alfie
You might recognize Alfie Allen from “Game Of Thrones” and you may have heard Lily Allen’s hit song “Smile”. What you may not have known is that the two are brother and sister! Now go listen to Lily’s song “Alfie”.