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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