Surprise! We’re Related! 10 More Famous Folks We Didn’t Know Were Family

July 29, 2014  |  
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For these famous folks, talent seems to run in the family. Here are 10 pairs of celebrities who we were surprised to learn (at one time or another) were related.


Pharrell and  Timbaland

Crazy right!? Two of the most talented producers in music are cousins–at least that’s what Timbaland claims. In an online chat with fans, Tim said that a little known-fact about him is that he and Pharrell are actually cousins. Hopefully he wasn’t referring to “play cousins,” but he seemed pretty serious.

Kima and Vita

Vita and Kima

They bear a resemblance, am I right? Kima Raynor and LaVita Raynor, the former Total singer and the former Murder Inc. rapper, are sisters. The two have collaborated on music in the past.


Vin Diesel and Rapper Kwame

The action star and rapper formerly known for his fun raps and love for polka dots, are cousins. Kwame spoke about this in an interview with HipHopDX when he was discussing what he’s been working on since he stepped out of the spotlight, including soundtrack work: “I’m also working on some situations with Vin Diesel, he’s my cousin. He used to be in my videos and everything so were trying to work on something right now.”


Raheem DeVaughn and Chrisette Michele

In an interview with Rap Up, DeVaughn stated that the rumors that he is related to singer and “R&B Diva” Chrisette Michele are true: “We’re distant cousins. Chrisette is like the cousin that comes to the cookout and you think, ‘I wish that wasn’t my cousin,’ [because] she’s so cute and talented. We are blood cousins, fourth generation. My mom and her family were talking and they definitely traced it back.”


Danny and Christopher Masterson

The former “That ’70s Show” star and the former “Malcolm In The Middle” star actually are brothers, and if you look close enough, there’s a clear resemblance. The two brothers have done business together, including investing in restaurants in the past, and they share the same faith: Scientology. They also have a half-brother who acts, and his name is Jordan Masterson (and he dates Dakota Johnson, the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey star and daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith).


Travie McCoy and Tyga

The Gym Class Heroes rapper helped to introduce the world to Tyga years ago when they collaborated on Tyga’s debut single, “Coconut Juice,” back in 2008. This was obviously way before Tyga turned up his image and got with Young Money. Turns out, the two are actually cousins!


Jeff and Beau Bridges

Actors Jeff Bridges (of The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and True Grit fame) and Beau Bridges (more of a TV star, who is currently on the CBS hit, “We Are The Millers” and Showtime hit, “Masters of Sex”) are brothers. Actor Jordan Bridges is the son of Beau.


Shawnna and Buddy Guy

Rashawwna Guy, the “Gettin’ Some” rapper who used to rip and run with Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace, is the daughter of blues legend, Buddy Guy. However, she gravitated towards rap music, as opposed to the blues sound her famous dad is a master of.

Syleena and Chad Johnson

You might have heard that the R&B Diva and the former NFL star found out not too long ago that they’re brother and sister, sharing the same father. Johnson said in a radio interview that it was a shock, but that they’re working on building a relationship.


James and Dave Franco

I’m seeing more and more of Dave Franco these days. He was in 21 Jump Street and most recently starred alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the hit, Neighbors. The 29-year-old actor is the younger brother of actor and cutie patootie, James Franco.

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  • NoSleep2Nite

    Everyone already knew Danny and Christopher were brothers. Where ya’ll been?

  • LethaWeapon-8550

    Wow I was shocked Kima and Vita Raynor !!!

  • realistic_lady2009

    I really enjoy the acting talent of Christopher Masterson. Wish he was involved in more projects.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I’ve read conflicting information about Chad and Syleena. Some reports suggest they’re siblings, others deny that claim.

  • LDyS

    They didn’t do Sommore and Nia Long they have the same father.

    • NachoAverage

      Every1 knows that already… I think

  • simiyalala

    Kwame and Vin Diesel?! That surprises me.

  • Tha Real Hamia

    Syleena and Chad? GET OUT!!!!!

  • Girls_LoveSports_Too

    Who doesn’t know that Dave and James are brothers!?! They are practically identical! lol

  • ThaTruthful1

    “The Fabulous Baker Boys” Jeff and Beau Bridges, how old are y’all at MN!!?!

    • Amarossa

      ikr! They have to be babies….smh.

  • WakeUp***FLAWLESS

    Love me some Dave Franco,thought he was much younger though,looking good for almost 30 and i never knew chad and syleena were sblings i thought they were just cousins

  • Trisha_B

    Vita & Kema look like the same person lol. I would think they were twins

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    8 out of 10 were obvious. And WELL known

  • AllyCat

    I wonder if Chad saw Sylenna Johnson daddy on fix my life and was like hey that’s MY daddy! Also did Raheem find out ol girl was his cousin before or after they fuxed. Because she was real coy about him in an old Breakfast Club interview and not once did she say that’s my cousin. He probably brought her home and his mom was like “No”.

  • to shocked for wordsl

    chad is also cousins with asap rocky which the two share a strong resembling.

    • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

      This shoulda been on the list instead of most that were.

      • ThaTruthful1


  • TC

    I thought this was supposed to be relations that we didnt know about? Jeff and Beau? Dave and James? Come on now. The only one that was a surprise to me was Vin and Kwame. Side note: Heyyyyyyy Kwame! Wit yo cute self. LOL

    • Best Guest

      I was shocked about Chad/Syleena and I didn’t know about Dave and James Franco being brothers either. Talent runs in these families. Also, I wonder how Vin Diesel feels about letting the public know about Kwame. You know he hates for people to know he’s black.

      And Chad’s dad is the WORST! Both kids on Fix my life? smh

      • Rochelle

        Chad and Syleena are not related. At least not brother and sister.This list is wrong. Chad’s dad is dead. Syleena’s father was that grumpy man on the show.

        • Best Guest

          No, no. no. Chad’s step dad or grandfather is dead. It’s Wiki and numerous other sites that Syleena is indeed his siter. I just googled it.

          • lscpisces85

            I didn’t know that WIKI was a reliable source…. Chad and Syleena are not related at least by brother and sister….

            • Best Guest

              I also said “OTHER SITES” too. It’s just that Wiki was the first one that popped up. Stop being lazy and go to your search engine.

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      • ThaTruthful1

        Vin Diesel doesn’t speak on his race because he feels that his race shouldn’t be important.

        • yesyesyall

          that’s code for…I’m ashamed of my race. Don’t be so gullible.

          • Lixer

            No not really. A lot of times when mixed people are very in touch with both sides of their race, they hate when ppl limit or force one heritage, one ethnicity, or one race upon them. Also, his ambiguous appearance allows him to play many different ppl and roles. Labeling himself will limit what he can do in his career. Theres no problem with that.

            • ThaTruthful1

              Thank you for sharing that insight that I was trying to get across.

            • KnowledgeDivine

              Please, Mix people in the Business play that role so that it get them more work it is a shame to acknowledge the black side in this business when you don’t have to , unfortunate but with pride for other black actors who cannot hide the obvious there is no escape from the truth