30 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Related to One Another
There might be over 8 billion people on this planet, but sometimes our world appears to be smaller than we realized. How else can you explain why certain famous people who were born and lived in completely different countries are actually related? Stay put and you will see the most unusual pairs possible.
1. Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana
Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana shared more than the “style icon” title; they were also distant cousins. Hepburn’s mother was from Dutch aristocracy, and her father was a descendant of Mary Queen of Scots through her third husband, James Hepburn.
2. Beyoncé and Queen Elizabeth II
Yes, Queen B successfully defends her pop title by actually having royal blood. Beyoncé and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II are 11th cousins, twice removed, so technically Meghan Markle shouldn’t feel alone as part of the British monarchy.
3. Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein
Seeing how funny and charismatic Beanie is, we’re actually not surprised that Jonah Hill is her brother. If you haven’t yet seen Feldstein on the big screen, then we highly recommend Lady Bird and Booksmart, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. And Hill is Jonah’s middle name, his birth name is Jonah Hill Feldstein.
4. Mark Ronson and Meryl Streep
Recently, Meryl Streep’s family got bigger. Actress Grace Gummer, Meryl’s daughter, married DJ and composer Mark Ronson. Mark is known for collaborating with great artists like Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Lady Gaga.
5. Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy
Even though the 2 women share the last name, some haven’t put 2 and 2 together to realize that they’re actually cousins on their fathers’ side. Technically, that makes Melissa related to the Wahlberg family since Jenny is married to Donnie Wahlberg, the older brother of the famous actor Mark Wahlberg.
6. Barbra Streisand and Josh Brolin
In 1998, iconic singer Barbra Streisand married James Brolin, father of Josh Brolin, thus becoming the actor’s stepmother. You probably don’t recognize him, but Josh is the one who brought Thanos to the big screen in The Avengers saga. It is well known that the Marvel villain and the famous singer are very close.
7. Denzel Washington and John David Washington
The BlacKkKlansman and upcoming star of the Christopher Nolan film, Tenet, John David Washington inherited his talent from his legendary father Denzel. That’s right, the 2-time Academy Award winner has blessed Hollywood with his son, who we’re quite sure has a spectacular career ahead of him.
8. Johnny Depp and Queen Elizabeth II
Believe it or not, The Pirates of the Caribbean star is actually a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, 20th to be exact. Both her Majesty and Depp descended from Edward III, making Johnny a royal himself.
9. Kate Middleton and Dakota and Elle Fanning
The Fanning sisters can also boast their royal connection as they’re 21st cousins of the Duchess of Cambridge. Whatever it is about their blood, it’s working well — all 3 women are highly likable and gorgeous.
10. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci
Hollywood’s new Mary Poppins is famous Hollywood actor Stanley Tucci’s sister-in-law! And well, she’s married to the iconic Office star herself — John Krasinski.
11. Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker
Aside from being connected to Jason Momoa through his ex-wife, Lenny Kravitz has yet another famous personality in his family tree. The rock legend is a second cousin on his mother’s side to NBC’s heavyweight Al Roker.
12. Celine Dion and Camilla Parker Bowles
The singer, well-known for her soulful ballads, such as My Heart Will Go On, is the ninth cousin, separated by one generation, to Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom.
13. Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling
We used to think that Canadian roots and musical chops were the only things that Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling had in common, but we were wrong. Turns out, they’re 11th cousins, once removed and are also genetically linked to singer Avril Lavigne.
14. Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei
Tomei found out, pretty recently, that her colleague Julianne Moore is also her genetic cousin. She was surprised and quite delighted, and revealed that they also went to school together. What a small world! The 2 ladies starred together in the film Crazy, Stupid, Love.
15. Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage
It’s incredible how some celebrities are related even very distantly and some that might not be related at all but certainly look very similar. And let’s not forget about famous stars and their almost identical stunt doubles.