20 Celebrities Who Turned Out to Be Related, and We Didn’t Expect It
Some celebrities are united not only by working together and having millions of fans but also by actual family relations. Did you know that Melanie Griffith is Dakota Johnson’s mother? Or did you know that Julia Roberts is Emma Roberts’s aunt?
Bright Side has collected the most interesting information and offers you the chance to learn more about the families of celebrities.
1. Steven Spielberg is Drew Barrymore’s godfather.
Drew’s godparents are director Steven Spielberg and actress Sophia Loren. Additionally, Drew is a popular actress now thanks to her godfather. At the age of 6, she portrayed Gertie in Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This role made her famous.
2. Phil Collins is Lily Collins’s father.
Golden Globe nominee and the star of Mirror Mirror Lily Collins became an actress thanks to her outstanding talent and attractive appearance. You would probably agree that she looks a little like Audrey Hepburn. And maybe she got some help from her father, who has won many Grammy and Oscar awards. She got her talent from her father and her looks from her mother.
3. Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie are fourth cousins.
Iconic director Guy Ritchie who made Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword received an invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton as a guest from the bride’s side. The roots of their kinship go as far as 2 centuries in the past. But despite all this, both Kate and Guy know that they are distant relatives.
4. Rob Schneider is Elle King’s father.
Actor Rob Schneider thinks that every person has to prove that they are good at something by themselves. This is why he doesn’t like vouching for his daughter. And his daughter agrees with her father. Elle King decided not to become a comedian but to become a singer instead and has already released her first album.
5. Julia Roberts is Emma Roberts’s aunt.
Emma Roberts’s choice of profession was influenced by her aunt Julia Roberts. Emma’s mother wanted her daughter to have a normal childhood that had nothing to do with cinema. But Emma spent all of her free time watching Julia Roberts act. In 2010, we were able to see both of them act in the movie Valentine’s Day.
6. Melanie Griffith is Dakota Johnson’s mother.
Dakota Johnson was born into a family of actors. Her father is Don Johnson and her mother is Melanie Griffith. Aside from that, she is the granddaughter of actress Tippi Hedren and after the divorce of her parents, Dakota’s stepfather is Antonio Banderas. With such a big list of actors among her relatives, it is quite hard to imagine that she would choose a different profession.
7. Thomas Brodie-Sangster is Hugh Grant’s second cousin.
Thomas’s career was also probably predetermined before his birth. His mother played in some TV series on BBC and his father, who was a musician, took part in The Lion King musical. But they are not the most famous relatives of the Game of Thrones star. As it turns out, Thomas’s second cousin is Hugh Grant.
8. Tony Curtis is Jamie Lee Curtis’s father.
Jamie Lee Curtis was also born into a family of famous actors. Her father is Tony Curtis and her mother is Janet Leigh. To many people’s surprise, Jamie wasn’t going to do the same as her parents and entered the University of the Pacific. But the genes prevailed and after the first semester, the future winner of 2 Golden Globes chose acting.
9. Beyoncé and Bianca Lawson are stepsisters.
A short time ago, Beyoncé’s family changed a little: Bianca Lawson became the singer’s stepsister and now she is Jay-Z’s and Solange’s relative. Bianca is part of the family after her father Richard Lawson got married to Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother.
10. Barack Obama and Brad Pitt are ninth cousins.
According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Barack Obama is a distant relative of Brad Pitt. Interestingly, the scientists also report that Obama is related to Sir Winston Churchill.
The relations between some celebrities are amazing. Do you know any fun facts about other celebrities? Tell us in the comment section below.