Skip To Content

    38 Celebrities Who You Didn't Know Are Related In One Way, Shape, Or Form

    Because everyone in Hollywood knows each other.

    1. Macaulay Culkin is Paris Jackson's godfather. They have matching tattoos.

    paris and macaulay with matching tats

    2. Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln's mother's name was literally Nancy Hanks.

    3. Jeff Bezos is first cousins with country singer George Strait.

    george and jeff bezos

    4. Marisa Tomei is Zoë Kravitz's godmother.

    5. Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie are sisters-in-law. They married brothers Benji and Joel Madden, members of the band Good Charlotte.

    nicole and cameron

    6. Elton John is the godfather of Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham.

    elton john and vicki beckham

    7. Eva Longoria is godmother to Harper Beckham.

    eva and vicki b on a red carpet

    8. Marc Anthony is the godfather to whichever of the Beckham children are left.

    9. Maddie Ziegler is Sia's goddaughter.

    sia and maddie

    10. Riley Keough's grandfather is Elvis Presley.

    11. President Obama and President Bush are 10th cousins.

    12. President Obama is also ninth cousins with Brad Pitt.

    13. Jake Gyllenhall's godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis.

    14. Jake Gyllenhall is godfather to Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams' daughter, Matilda.

    a still from brokeback mountain

    15. Steven Spielberg is Drew Barrymore AND Gwyneth Paltrow's godfather.

    steven spielberg and drey barrymore hugging

    16. Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy are first cousins.

    17. Drew Barrymore is the godmother of Frances Bean Cobain (Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s child).

    18. Michael Stipe is Frances's godfather.

    michael stipe in concert

    19. Sting is the godfather of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's son, Rocco. Sting's wife, Trudie Syler, actually introduced Madonna and Guy Ritchie to each other.

    sting and madonna chatting

    20. Jennifer Aniston is the godmother of Courteney Cox's daughter.

    jen and courteney greeting on a carpet

    21. Fantasia Barrino is first cousins with K-Ci & JoJo.

    View this video on YouTube

    KCiAndJoJoVEVO / youtube.com

    22. Lady Gaga is godmother to both of Elton John's sons.

    23. Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus's godmother.

    miley in a dolly wig

    24. JWoww is the godmother of Snooki's daughter.

    snooks and jwoww

    25. Kathie Lee Gifford is the godmother of both Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

    kathie lee and kris jenner

    26. Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are first cousins once removed. Their grandfathers were cousins.

    al roker and lenny hugging it out

    27. Zoë Kravitz's grandmother is Roxie Roker.

    lenny and his mom
    lenny and zoe

    28. Zach Braff is godfather to Donald Faison's kids.

    Me and my god son. Made with @donald_faison's sperm:

    Twitter: @zachbraff

    29. Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman are first cousins.

    30. Leah Remini is godmother to JLo's twins.

    jlo and leah on a red carpet

    31. Amy Schumer is cousins with US senator Chuck Schumer.

    amy schumer and chuck schumer

    32. Johnny Depp is the godfather to Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter’s kid.

    the burtons and johnny depp

    33. Patti Labelle is Mariah Carey's godmother. Mariah asked Patti to be her godmother and Patti said yes. Every Christmas, Mariah sends Patti four bottles of Cristal and white flowers.

    mariah and patti labelle

    34. Snoop Dogg is first cousins with Brandy.

    brandy next to snoop at a basketball game

    35. Justin Theroux and Louis Theroux are first cousins.

    Louis and Justin in suits

    36. Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci are in-laws. Stanley married Emily's sister Felicity in 2012.

    stan tucci and em blunt on a red carpet

    37. Diana Ross is Ashlee Simpson's mother-in-law.

    ashlee and diana ross

    38. Tracee Ellis Ross and Jessica Simpson are both aunts to Ashlee Simpson's daughter, Jagger.

    the simpson and ellis ross's together

    They're in-laws.

    jessica simpson in tracee's IG story