Famous Celebrity Relatives
Taylor Swift and literally half of the Country Music Industry are cousin We’re not exaggerating here, either! According to genealogy site Geni.com, Swift is related to Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn, all through her father’s side of the family.
Blonde bombshell Jenny McCarthy, former Playboy Playmate of the Year, is cousin to the rotund Melissa McCarthy of the film “Identity Theft”.The two ladies are from Illinois and are two years apart with Melissa as the older of the girls.
Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling are cousins. According to MTV, Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed. The site also claims the Canadian stud muffins are also related to fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne. Each stars’ family trees can be traced back to a married couple, Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire, who were born in France and lived in Quebec. How crazy is that?
Another set of cousins is Academy Award winning actress Sissy Spacek who won acclaim for her roles as “Carrie” in the Stephen King classic film of the same name and for “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” for which she won best actress.
Spacek, now age 63, is the much younger cousin of the venerable actor Rip Torn, age 83. Both actors are from Texas and it was Torn who encouraged Spacek to take up a career in acting. The perpetual box office draw Thomas Cruise Mapother IV has grossed over two billion in his films over his career. He is better known by his stage name of “Tom Cruise”.
However, what his stage name obscures is that Cruise is cousin to William Mapother who played “Ethan Rom” in the popular TV drama “Lost”. Cruise is the older of the two by a couple of years. Finally, actor Warren Beatty, age 76, is the younger brother of Shirley MacLaine, age 79.
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Justin Bieber And Ryan Gosling Aren’t The Only Celebrity Cousins
Lady Gaga and Madonna are cousins