Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Related

The odds of being a famous superstar are like, one in a million. Trust me, my own parents would kindly remind me of this every day back in grade school when I would try to sing Hilary Duff singles for them in the car. But that being said, it’s crazy to imagine that any given family could be so blessed as to have TWO superstars among them. Like, I just need one succcessful person in my family to hook it up here and there when I want to go to a cool party or something, I don’t need to be a Cyrus or anything. Anyway, here’s a list of celebrities that are related, but that you probably didn’t know are related. Some of these pairings you may have had no clue about, while others you may just have never taken a minute to stop and make the connection. Either way, now you have a few fun facts to bring up to your coworkers and completely derail your next meeting with, so you’re welcome!

Lily Allen & Alfie Allen

I’m not the biggest music connoisseur. I only know Lily Allen from her famous single, “Smile” which was a classic high school jam. In a seemingly random pairing, she is apparently siblings with Aflie Allen, who you may better know as Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones. But wait! The plot thickens! And no, not because I’m about to tell you their father is actually Tim Allen, that’d be great. But no, it thickens because Lily Allen actually has a song called “Alfie”. Uh, are you guys confused? Because I am. I don’t know about you, and I’m not a famous singer-songerwriter, but personally, I wouldn’t write a song about my brother. It just seems kind of weird. But I guess I’m not here to judge, I’m just here to let you know about the fact that they are siblings. 

Snoop Dogg & Brandy…& Ray J?

Brandy and Snoop Dogg

Uhm, yeah, like that’s a lot to digest. Not necessarily because I didn’t know Snoop Dogg and Brandy are cousins, but because I just found out that Brandy and Ray J are siblings. Fine, I recognize I’m probably behind the times with this one. Honestly, what’s probably even more shocking than that is the fact that I’m even mentioning the name Ray J in 2019. And now I just can’t help but wonder, what does Snoop think of Ray J and Kim’s sex tape??? Has he seen it? I mean, I feel like he’s had to have gotten high at some point and gotten curious. What does he think of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s marriage? I need someone to conduct a very intensive interview with Snoop Dogg about all things Kardashian related.

Al Roker & Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker

Okay, this one is silly. Yes, you read that correctly. Al Roker of, “that’s what’s happening around the country, here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods” is related to rock ‘n’ roll legend Lenny Kravitz. Okay, so they’re not like directly related per se. It’s like, you have your cousins, then you have your first cousins, and then you have your second cousins…and then you have that situation when your grandfathers are cousins, which is the deal with these two. I’m not a family tree expert and I don’t know what that actually makes them. Any genealogists, feel free to chime in and educate me in the comments! Still, I think that my life has been enhanced by knowing Al Roker and Lenny Kravitz are distantly related, and not just because I can bring it up as a fun fact at parties. But, okay, I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t a big part of it.

Jenny McCarthy & Melissa McCarthy

Melissa and Jenny McCarthy

I feel like this one should be obvious but like, it’s not. Or maybe I’m just the idiot who never made this connection. But, regardless, Jenny and Melissa McCarthy are cousins. I wonder if Jenny McCarthy is jealous that her cousin is so much funnier than her??? Or if Melissa is embarrassed that her cousin is an anti-vaxxer? I feel like we all have that one crazy anti-vaxxer cousin, but at least mine isn’t famous and does not have the power to actually influence people. I bet McCarthy family reunions are fun. 

Jonah Hill & Beanie Feldstein

Beanie Feldstein and Jonah Hill

This celeb relationship has recently come to light due to Beanie Feldstein’s star rising in Hollywood. They’re siblings, which is fitting because they’re both hysterical. And also it makes sense if you just looked at a picture of the two of them together, they literally look the same. For the uninformed, Beanie Feldstein was one of the stars of Booksmart, and she’s also Jonah’s younger sister. I would seriously buy tickets to the Feldstein/Hill family dinners, I don’t know about you guys. 

I truly apologize if you read this list and thought, “wtf I already knew that.” But like, relax—and also, kudos to you on your wealth of obscure celebrity knowledge. In my defense, when I did research on this article one of the Google results for “celebs you didn’t know were related” was Beyoncé and Solange… so the bar was pretty low.

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Shannon McCormick
Shannon McCormick
Shannon McCormick (previously under the alias of 'Betch Dressed') is a self-proclaimed fashion expert with a sick obsession for all things Bravo. She primarily writes about everything fashion, but also dabbles in other areas because she's a talented overachieving Virgo. Follow her on Insta (@shanmccormick) and comment/DM topics you want to hear her incredible take on next!