24 Celebrities We Had No Idea Were Related to Each Other

3 years ago

Even though popularity always comes with a lack of privacy, famous people do want to keep some things in a narrower circle. And they prefer not to advertise family occasions, so certain connections between celebrities turn out to be rather unexpected.

We at Bright Side were quite surprised to find out about some of these connections, and we thought it would be interesting for our readers too.

1. Princess Diana and Benedict Cumberbatch

The Princess of Wales and one of the most popular British actors have the same ancestors and are distant cousins.

2. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter

Johnny Depp is a godfather to Helena Bohman Carter and Tin Burton’s 2 children.

3. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci’s wife, Felicity Blunt, is Emily Blunt’s sister, so they are in-laws.

4. Snoop Dogg and Brandy Norwood

The famous rapper, Snoop Dogg, is Brandy Norwood’s first cousin.

5. Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling

Justin Bieber once revealed that he and Ryan Gosling are distant cousins.

6. Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie

Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie are married to twin brothers, Benji and Joel Madden, the musicians from the band, Good Charlotte.

7. Elton John and the Beckhams

Elton John is a godfather to the famous couple’s son, Romeo.

8. Kathie Lee Gifford and Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Kathie Lee Gifford is the godmother to both Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

9. Rooney and Kate Mara

Rooney Mara is quite a famous Hollywood actress, and her younger sister, Kate Mara, is equally recognizable as the role of reporter Zoe Barnes from the first season of the Netflix political thriller, House of Cards.

10. Madonna and Sting

Sting and his wife are godparents to Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s older son, Rocco.

11. Conan O’Brien and Denis Leary

The late-night host and the Rescue Me creator are third cousins.

12. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

Jennifer Aniston is a godmother to Courteney Cox’s daughter.

Do you know any other celebrities that have unexpected family connections?


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