24 Celebrities We Had No Idea Were Related to Each Other


Even though fame often comes with a lack of privacy, renowned people do prefer to keep some things private. And because they prefer not to publicise family events, certain celebrity links turn out to be pretty unexpected.

We were startled to learn about some of these connections at Bright Side, and we thought it might be interesting for our readers as well.

1. Princess Diana and Benedict Cumberbatch

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The Princess of Wales and one of the most well-known British actors are distant relatives and have the same origins.

2. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter

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

3. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci

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

4. Snoop Dogg and Brandy Norwood

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

5. Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling and Justin Bieber are distant cousins, according to Justin Bieber.

6. Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie

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Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie are married to Benji and Joel Madden, twin brothers who are members of the band Good Charlotte.

7. Elton John and the Beckhams

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Romeo, the famous couple’s son, has Elton John as a godfather.

8. Kathie Lee Gifford and Kendall and Kylie Jenner

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner have Kathie Lee Gifford as their godmother.

9. Rooney and Kate Mara

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Rooney Mara is a well-known Hollywood actress, and her younger sister, Kate Mara, is also well-known for her role as reporter Zoe Barnes in the Netflix political thriller House of Cards’ first season.

10. Madonna and Sting

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Rocco, Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s older son, is godparented by Sting and his wife.

11. Conan O’Brien and Denis Leary

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Third cousins, the late-night host and the creator of Rescue Me.

12. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox

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Courteney Cox’s daughter has Jennifer Aniston as a godmother.

Do you know of any more celebrities who have surprising family ties?

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