Celebrities are just like us, right?! They have relatives and we actually know very little about their families. You will be very surprised when you find out which stars share the same genetic material. It is common knowledge that Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are sisters. But there are so many other duos that you’ve never heard of and are genetically connected. These celebrities are relatives, so you can read more about their family ties.
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are not only best friends on screen. The duo is also BFF’s in real life. Their bond is so strong that there have been many jokes online. Jennifer Gardner, Affleck’s ex-wife at one point said that Mat is her husband’s husband. The strangest thing is that these two popular actors are also relatives. The bond is very distant, but there is still shared genetics. Mat and Ben are 10th cousins. Maybe that’s why their friendship is as amazing as it is.
Rob Schneider & Elle King
The popular singer Elle King has a huge secret. This is not even her real name. She changed it when she decided she wanted a career in music without the help of her father. The legendary comedian Rob Schneider is her father, although most people have no idea. Rob has been on the scene for several decades now. Elle managed to make a name for herself without even using her actual one. You probably remember her catchy single “Ex’s and Oh’s”. She was born as Tanner Elle Schneider. King’s mother is a former model called London King. When Elle was just a little girl, Rob and London got a divorce, but she still has a wonderful relationship with her dad. According to the singer, he even tried to convince her not to change her last name.
“It’s not that I wanted to be a famous person. I wanted to be a performer. But I worked really hard and I did everything myself and I took a name that … is my mother’s name … I took that name because I wanted to be myself. And, yeah, people know who my dad is. But I think that my voice and my music speaks for itself: that I am my own person.”- King told ABC News.
Lenny Kravitz & Al Roker
This is officially the strangest one of them all. These two celebrities are related and there is no way in hell you could’ve guessed it. Al Rocker and Lenny Kravitz are distant relatives. Roker is one of the most-recognizable weather experts in American history, while Lenny is a popular musician. It was all revealed when Al told the story in an episode of The Today Show. At that day Kravitz was supposed to appear on the show. Roker told that their grandfathers were cousins. This actually makes the two third cousins.
Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson & Oliver Hudson
You probably knew that Kate and Goldie are mom and daughter, but did you know that Oliver is also their relative? He is the son of Hawn and brother of Kate. The iconic actress had the two kids with Bill Hudson back in the day, but since they divorced he hasn’t been a part of their lives. Goldie has a long-term partner, another legendary actor, Kurt Russell. Kurt has been a father figure for both Kate and Oliver. Hawn and Russel have been together for over 35 years and share kids of their own as well.