Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Photo credit: Pretty On The Outside
Presidential candidates don't just have star supporters – they have celebrity cousins! Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society discovered that Barack Obama is distant cousins with Brad Pitt and Hillary Clinton is related to Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, and Celine Dion. Obama ... is also distantly related to six presidents, including George W. Bush. Pitt and Obama are ninth cousins, linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769, the researchers found. Clinton ... and Jolie, meanwhile, are ninth cousins, twice removed because they are both related to Jean Cusson who died in St. Sulpice, Quebec, in 1718.
Hahahahaha ... this is so odd. I mean, it makes sense that this far down the family tree we'd discover that various celebs are related to one another but to find out that Brad and Angelina are each related to the opposing Democratic candidates running for president is just really weird. Props to David from Pretty on the Outside for creating such amazing pics to go with this strange tale. [Source, Source]