Gwyneth Paltrow Related to Gabrielle Giffords

It seems as though Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is related to actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The two have never met in person, although Gwyneth did mention her cousin in a statement last year when Giffords was shot by Jared Lee Loughner.

Reports show that Paltrow’s father Bruce and Gifford’s father Spencer are cousins. This makes the two women second cousins.

After the shooting, Paltrow stated that her heart went out to all of the victims, including the relative that she had never had the privilege of meeting.

Giffords is married to an astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly. Paltrow is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and producer Bruce Paltrow.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Gwyneth Paltrow Cousins

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Gwyneth Paltrow Cousins