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Celebrities who you probably didn't know are cousins

INSIDER Logo By cwillen@businessinsider.com (Claudia Willen) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 14: Although some of their ties are distant, many well-known celebrities are cousins. Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman are all first cousins linked by their parents.Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres, however, have a much more distant relation dating back to the 16th century. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.It's no secret that many celebrities have famous parents or siblings, but their high-profile cousins are far less well-known.Of course, some of the celebrities are more closely related than others. Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman — actors who have all established their own successful careers — are first cousins. Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres and Kate Middleton are reportedly 15th cousins. Here is a list of celebrities that you probably didn't know are cousins. Read the original article on Insider

Celebrities who you probably didn't know are cousins

  • Although some of their ties are distant, many well-known celebrities are cousins. 
  • Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman are all first cousins linked by their parents.
  • Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres, however, have a much more distant relation dating back to the 16th century. 
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

It's no secret that many celebrities have famous parents or siblings, but their high-profile cousins are far less well-known.

Of course, some of the celebrities are more closely related than others. Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman — actors who have all established their own successful careers — are first cousins. Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres and Kate Middleton are reportedly 15th cousins. 

Here is a list of celebrities that you probably didn't know are cousins. 

Read the original article on Insider
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