Table of contents:
- Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage
- Meryl Streep and Brooke Shields
- Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie
- Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling
- Barack Obama, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt and Marilyn Monroe
- David Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Elton John
- Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley
- Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow
- Antonio Banderas and Dakota Johnson
- Jason Momoa and Zoe Kravitz
- Benedict Cumberbatch and Princess Diana
Kum, brother, matchmaker - there are a great many definitions of family ties. Therefore, it is not surprising that among the people living in a certain geographic area, no, no, yes, and there are common ancestors. Add here the members of large clans, as well as the named brothers and godparents - and you will understand that our whole world is a big family. We searched a little and found unexpected relatives of celebrities that the stars might have known about, but we had no idea.
Sofia Coppola and Nicolas Cage
Everything is more or less obvious here. Both celebrities have the same surname, but they are cousins to each other. As a child, Nicholas often visited the house of the famous uncle, admired his beautiful and rich house - hence the desire to become famous. His first steps in an acting career were not very successful, and the director of "The Godfather" once said that nothing would come of his nephew. Therefore, Nicholas got angry and took a pseudonym for himself, so that, if successful, he would not be accused of "family patronage."
Meryl Streep and Brooke Shields
Not to say that women are alike, nevertheless, genetics will certainly confirm their relationship. Father Meryl Streep and mother Brooke Shields have common ancestors who moved to the United States from Germany. By the way, and Brooke herself through her father, according to researchers of the genealogy of the program "Family Lineage", is a descendant of King Henry IV thanks to her daughter Christine Bourbon.
Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie
Surely Carol, the mother of the future Duchess of Cambridge, thoroughly studied the family genealogical tree and family ties of all eminent inhabitants of foggy Albion. It was not in vain that the famous director Guy Ritchie was invited to the wedding of Catherine and the heir to the royal throne, William. Their common distant relative was Doris Margaretha McLaughlin, born in 1896.
Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling
To get to the bottom of the truth and discover family ties between celebrities - such a difficult task was solved by the members of the Historical and Genealogical Society of New England. We will not go into details and tell who married whom and what the name of the common ancestor was, we will only name the result of this painstaking work. So, it turned out that singer Justin Bieber and actor Ryan Gosling are 11 holy brothers. Also performer Avril Lavigne is the 12th cousin, and Celine Dion is the 10th cousin of Justin. These people have common ancestors who moved from France to the Canadian province of Quebec in the 17th century and over so many centuries managed to become related. Now imagine what kind of show could be put on if you could bring together these famous and talented relatives!
Barack Obama, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt and Marilyn Monroe
“Relatives are not chosen,” the former American president might well have said, and he would be completely right. It turns out that he has blood ties not only on the African continent, but also among the prominent representatives of American cinema. Take a closer look at the photos of Barack and Ben - don't you find similarities? Both had a common ancestor, John Savage, but only a very long time ago, twenty generations ago.But Edwin Hickman is a common relative between ex-president, action hero Brad Pitt and sexy actress of the past Marilyn Monroe.
David Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Elton John
It should be noted right away that blood ties do not have to bind people - recognition before God is enough. Thus, the Christian Church equates godparents with full family members. Therefore, it can be argued with confidence that the sex symbol of English football David Beckham and the charming actress Elizabeth Hurley are related. The British woman has long been warmly communicating with David and Victoria, so it is not surprising that it was her spouses who called their son Brooklyn for baptism. And the second son of Romeo was baptized by Sir Elton John himself.
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley
On the other hand, Elizabeth did not forget to baptize her child. And here is an interesting story: the beauty gave birth to a son from businessman Steve Bing, but she never married him. Her longtime friend and lover Hugh Grant came to the rescue. They were tied for thirteen years of marriage from 1987 to 2000, but they never had common children. Well, the actress decided to rectify the situation, and in 2002 became related with the actor, inviting him to become, if not his own, but the godfather of her son Damien.
Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow
Being born into the family of a famous film director and talented actress usually means that popular personalities will most likely become godparents. So, when a lovely daughter was born to the filmmaker Bruce Paltrow, her colleague Steven Spielberg was chosen as her godfathers. Subsequently, the newly-minted dad did not remain in debt: they say that it was he who saw the talent of the girl who loved to arrange family performances. The producer invited her for a small role in his film "Captain Hook" and thereby contributed to the development of the blonde's film career. Currently, the Paltrow and Spielberg families continue to maintain close relationships and often gather at a common table. By the way, if you carefully study their family ties, then perhaps there will be common ancestors: several generations ago, their relatives from Jewish families emigrated to America from the territory of the former Russian Empire.
Antonio Banderas and Dakota Johnson
Another option for family ties is when people become relatives according to the law. Actress Dakota Johnson's father was Don Johnson, but the actor Antonio Banderas raised and raised her. The stepfather was so imbued with parental feelings that he helped his stepdaughter in the career growth. Rumor has it that he took on the project "Crazy in Alabama" (for the Russian distribution they chose the name "Woman without Rules") only because he wanted to promote Dakota.
Jason Momoa and Zoe Kravitz
Introducing Jason Momoa, we think, makes no sense - he starred in the exciting TV series "Game of Thrones" as Drogo Dothraki. And the fact that he is married to actress Lisa Bonet is also no secret - they have been together for 16 years. But the fact that Zoe Kravitz has the right to call him "dad" is probably not known to everyone. No, Lise gave birth to a child from musician and actor Lenny Kravitz, but Jason is her daughter's stepfather.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Princess Diana
If you delve into history and calculate all weddings and births, you can learn a lot of interesting things about the actor. It turns out that royal blood flows in his blood - he is a descendant of King Richard III of the Plantagenet dynasty. He is also a relative of Diana Spencer, who became the mother of two Crown Princes, William and Harry. Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie
What can these two women have in common? That's right, men! Both actresses are married to twin siblings Joel and Benji Medden, who are musicians of the band Good Charlotte. It seems that they sang perfectly at the family table!