18 Stars You'd Never Guess Are Related

Brad and Angie both have political ties
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2012 7:23 AM CDT
Actor Brad Pitt, right, and actress Angelina Jolie arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

(Newser) – You may have heard that Ancestry.com just uncovered a link between four famous Canadians: Yep, Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion, and Avril Lavigne are all distantly related. Celebuzz reveals more celebrities and other VIPs who are actually family:

  • Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie are ninth cousins twice removed.
  • And Jolie's fiance, Brad Pitt, is a ninth cousin of President Obama.
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are BFFs, but they're also 10th cousins once removed.

  • Britney Spears is distantly tied to royalty—she and Prince Albert are 17th half-cousins.
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Madonna are 11th cousins, related through their 10th great-grandfather.
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