29 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Related
They. Are. Familyyyyyy.
When it comes to famous families, we were pretty sure we had it down. You’ve got your Olsens, your Hemsworths--hell, even your Deschanels. So we were shocked to find out that the patron saint of feminism is actually Batman’s stepmom. Read on for more celebrities you might not have known were related.
Sofia Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage
Relation: first cousins. There are some Godfather-level family ties here, with director Francis Ford Coppola at the crux.
Brooke Shields and Meryl Streep
Relation: second cousins. Gorgeous, smart and accomplished. Is there an opening for a third wheel?
Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt
Relation: sister-in-law/brother-in-law. The Devil Wears Prada costars have a much less chilly relationship IRL--Tucci is married to Blunt’s older sister Felicity.
Taryn Manning and Peyton and Eli Manning
Relation: second cousins. These three have among them four Super Bowl rings and one SAG award.
Prince Charles and Ralph Fiennes
Relation: tenth cousins. OK fine, this one’s decidedly distant, but isn’t it fun to think about the British royal family being connected to Lord Voldemort?
Christian Bale and Gloria Steinem
Relation: stepmom/stepson. Coolest stepmom ever?
Drew Barrymore, Steven Spielberg and Sophia Loren
Relation: goddaughter/godparents. Suddenly Uncle Jim and Aunt Nancy seem so boring.
Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton
Relation: goddaughter/godmother. Too bad Destiny Hope and her mentor can’t sing…
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson
Relation: stepmother-in-law/stepdaughter-in-law. This wedding was the talk of Nashville. (Clarkson is married to McEntire’s husband’s son.)
Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz
Relation: second cousins. Kravitz ups his weatherman kin's cool level by like a million percent.
Amy Schumer and chuck schumer
Relation: second cousins. One's in it for laughs. The other, laws.
Kate Spade and David Spade
Relation: sister-in-law/brother-in-law. One’s the queen of whimsical prep, the other appreciates a good redneck joke. The former is married to the latter’s brother.
Ethan Hawke and Laura Dern
Relation: distant cousins. The connector? Tennessee Williams. Even Dern didn’t know about this one until two years ago.