8 Pairs of Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Related
The odds to have one famous person in your family are probably pretty high…but to have two famous people in your family!? The odds of that happening must be astronomical. Actually scratch that, I forgot that Hollywood is overrun by nepotism. That’s the only reason a lot of people are famous according to the haters. But here are 8 celebrity relations you might be surprised to find out about. Unless you know like everything. Then nothing will surprise you. Also I want you on my Trivial Pursuit team.
Ryan Gosling, Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne
Who knew that these three are all distantly-related cousins? The trio are all descendents of a French couple that settled in Quebec back in the 1600s. I’m so torn about my feelings for this French couple. It’s like ‘Yay! Ryan Gosling'”, but “SACRE BLEU!” for the other two. I guess it’s the price we pay for having Ryan Gosling! FUN FACT: The name Bieber is derived from the Middle High German word “biber”, which translates to beaver. So… HAHAHAHAHA! It really is the small things in life.
Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz
Al Roker was cousins with Lenny’s mom, Roxie Roker. I guess retro sex appeal runs in the family! That joke goes out to a pal of mine who has an extreme Al Roker phobia. She should be screaming in a fetal position by now.
Snoop Dogg (Lion!?!) and Brandy
Wha? I feel like I should’ve known this one! These two are first cousins, which means Snoop is also related to Ray J. Which I guess also means that technically some of Snoop’s DNA has also been all over Kim Kardashian. Glad I wrote that on an empty stomach.
Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage
Nic and Jason are first cousins. They’re also both nephews of Francis Ford Coppola and cousins to Sofia Coppola. Whatever, Schwartzman! You may be winning the better movie roles, but you’ll never beat Cage in the awesome meme department! Fun Fact: I LOVE Rushmore very, very much.
Gabbie Giffords and Gwyneth Paltrow
After the horrifying events that left Giffords struggling to survive, Paltrow released a statement of support that revealed Giffords was her second cousin. Giffords has become an inspiration. Paltrow tries to inspire but ends up saying things like this: “Fish sauce can be scary, it has so much flavor. And that’s why I love it.” Gotta love hating her!
Denis Leary and Conan O’Brien
Leary and O’ Brien are third cousins and both good at the comedy. Much like all people from Boston.
Prince Charles and Ralph Fiennes
These two are eighth cousins. Which means I would now like to read fan fiction where through a series of madcap happenings, Lord Voldemort becomes the King of England.
Jason Sudeikis and George Wendt
Okay, this one truly shocked me and much like you, I know everything. The star of the classic TV show Cheers is the uncle of the former SNL star. In other interesting news, Jason has recently credited his wild sex life with fiance Olivia Wilde for his recent weight loss. Which proves that a sentence can contain ‘Olivia Wilde’ and ‘sex’ and still be incredibly unappealing.
Were you surpised by any of these? Hit me up with comments @desijedeikin or in the comments section below!