Justin Bieber's Surprising Relatives - Other Famous Celebrity Cousins

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Did you know Jenny McCarthy is related to Melissa McCarthy?

Talk about a family reunion!

Pop superstar Justin Bieber has just found out he has some superstar relatives. According to Ancestry.com, the Biebs is a distant cousin of actor Ryan Gosling and singers Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion. JB and his cousins go way back -- as in some 400 years, to Quebec's earliest settlers.

But the teen idol isn't the only star who has famous relatives. Check out these other celeb cousins.

Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy

"Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy originally kept her relationship to actress/model/warrior mom Jenny McCarthy on the down low, but it's no surprise these funny ladies are related. A proud Jenny let the world in on their family secret after last year's Emmy Awards telecast, when she tweeted, "Congrats to my cousin Melissa McCarthy on her Emmy win!!"

Lady Gaga and Madonna

It all makes sense now! If you think Lady Gaga and Madonna seem to be made from the same mold, you may not be surprised to find that they were born that way! An article in UK's Daily Mail quoted celebrity genealogist Chris Child as saying Gaga and Madonna are distant cousins. "They are ninth cousins once removed," Child told the Boston Globe of his findings, which traced the ladies' joint lineage back to the 1600s, to a Quebec farming couple.

Ellen DeGeneres and Kate Middleton

Who can forget when comedian Ellen DeGeneres announced her royal relationship on a 2011 episode of her talk show? Ellen, who had been campaigning at the time for an invite to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, read a letter from The New England Historic Genealogical Society that said, "Our trusty genealogists have been at work on Kate Middleton's genealogy. As we were doing the research, we discovered that you are related to Kate via a man named Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife Agnes Gascoigne. You are distant cousins - 15th - but cousins still the same." A giddy Ellen responded with, "Kate! Cuz! Let me know where you're registered. I have a Pier 1 and a Target real, real close to my house."

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

And talk about kissing cousins! Longtime married couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick got a shocker when they appeared on the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr." Turns out the superstar couple, who've been married for 23 years, are cousins! Gates said, "They are indeed distant cousins. So talk about six degrees of separation, right?" You can watch the couple's relative revelation here.

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