Researchers at Ancestry.com have discovered some extremely surprising news: Justin Bieber is cousins with Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne! Not only that, but he’s also related to Celine Dion!
According to a family tree provided by Ancestry.com, Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed while Bieber and Lavigne are 12th cousins. They share common relatives Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire who were born in France in early 1600s and moved to Quebec, CANADA after getting married in 1637.
Genealogist Lesley Anderson says:
“Discoveries like this are rare, so the fact that some of Canada’s top entertainment industry stars are all related is especially fascinating. There’s something special about discovering a shared connection, and to be able to go so far back in history to do so is one of the most satisfying aspects of family history research.”
Here is Ancestory.com’s aforementioned family tree: