11 Celebrity Pairs You Didn't Know Were Related

If one day you find out that your family is descended from renowned ancestors, you will be proud of it. In another case, you can also discover some incredible relationships between you and some of the most famous people in the world. That will boost your confidence and make your life much more interesting.
It's quite common for celebrities to have relatives in the Entertainment industry. In Hollywood, there are many close-knit families, like the Smiths or the Kardashians. However, through marriages, divorces, estrangements, and name changes, the blood connection between the stars may become less obvious. Therefore, it’s a surprise to learn that Hollywood darling Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana have the same roots, or that Rashida Jones is the daughter of musical genius Quincy Jones. Perhaps, their fame and talent are inherited from their families.
We trace all the apples on the family tree of Hollywood and here's a list of 11 celebrity pairs you've never heard of that are related. Some of them have even tracked their distant ancestral relations back to the times of royalty. So, keep reading to see who they are!

#1 Beyoncé is the twenty-fifth cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II

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Beyoncé is descended from King Henry II and the late Queen Elizabeth is descended from Henry VIII’s sister. Therefore, the singer is the late Queen’s twenty-fifth cousin, separated by one generation.

#2 Barbra Streisand is Josh Brolin’s stepmother

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Barbra Streisand has been married to Josh Brolin’s father since 1998. When Brolin and his wife, Kathryn Boyd, were expecting their first child together, he shared that Barbra couldn’t wait to be a grandmother. “She is one of those... It’s annoying, but in a really great way, with emails every day and like, ’Hey, I thought of this name, what do you think of that? When can I come over and feel the baby?’” the actor said.

#3 Stanley Tucci is Emily Blunt’s brother-in-law

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Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci became friends on the set of "The Devil Wears Prada". When Tucci attended Blunt’s wedding, she introduced the actor to her sister, Felicity Blunt. Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt married 2 years later, and they have 2 children now. “He’s an all-around renaissance man who knows the way to everyone’s hearts. And it’s through having a damn good time. He’s frighteningly bright, quick to laugh, loves to be laughed at, charismatic, warm and energetic,” gushed Blunt in a recent interview.

#4 Celine Dion is a distant relative of Camilla Parker Bowles

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"My Heart Will Go On" singer, Celine Dion is the ninth cousin, separated by one generation, to Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom..

#5 Bryce Dallas Howard is Ron Howard’s daughter

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Bryce Dallas Howard is the daughter of Oscar-winning actor and director Ron Howard.
The Jurassic World actress opened up about how she still has to ask her father to let her audition for his films. “Just give me a shot, dude!” she joked.

#6 Sofia Coppola is Nicolas Cage’s first cousin

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Nicolas Cage (born Nicolas Kim Coppola) is the nephew of the famous director, Francis Ford Coppola. So, Francis’s daughter, Sofia Coppola, is Cage’s first cousin.

#7 Antonio Banderas is Dakota Johnson’s ex-stepfather.

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Dakota Johnson’s mother, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were married for 20 years before divorcing. But the relationship between the stepfather and daughter hasn't been broken. In an interview, Banderas revealed the nickname Dakota always called him. “She called me Paponio. I’m Papi and Antonio altogether, so she always called me Paponio”.

#8 Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana were distant cousins

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In addition to being "style icons", Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana are also distant relatives. Hepburn’s mother was from Dutch aristocracy, and her father was a descendant of Mary Queen of Scots through her third husband, James Hepburn.

#9 Blake Lively and Robyn Lively are half-sisters

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"Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively and "Teen Witch" actress Robyn Lively are half-sisters and share the same mother, Elaine Lively. “There’s a significant age gap, which feels almost nonexistent because she’s now a mom. We have so many similarities. Our relationship is on a deeper level. We used to help each other with our projects and lines, things like that,” Robyn Lively said about her sister.

#10 Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are third cousins

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Al Roker, the weatherman for the Today Show, and Lenny Kravitz are third cousins. Their grandfathers were first cousins, and Kravitz’s mother was born Roxie Roker.

#11 Rashida Jones is Quincy Jones’s daughter.

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Rashida Jones is the daughter of musical genius Quincy Jones. In 2018, Rashida Jones directed "Quincy", a Netflix documentary that explores the artist's singular influence on music and popular culture as well as how her father has transcended racial and cultural boundaries in America.
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