20 People Who Are Apparently Related To Celebrities Revealed Something About Their Off-Screen Lives
Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to be related to a famous person? Everyone is interested in the lives of a celebrity but the ones who know them personally are actually aware of their little secrets. Someone who is close to a famous person or has known them before they became famous can reveal lesser-known facts about them.
Someone asked on Reddit- “People who are related to celebrities, how has their fame affected family gatherings and events?” and fascinating answers started rolling out of the thread as it gained popularity. Whether they are real relatives or just saying things for fame, we don’t know the truth, but the answers are pretty interesting. Scroll below to find out 20 interesting revelations about celebrities from the people who are apparently related to them.
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“My friend’s uncle is Will Smith. Apparently, he doesn’t really speak too much of his family anymore because they’re always asking for money and whatnot.”
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“I’m a descendant of John Milton, the poet (Paradise lost). You know that music video with the guy on the boat with all the bikini babes? Well, my life is like that except the boat is our basement and the babes are my mom.”
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“Cousins with Zac Efron here. Most of my family is just stoked about [his fame] for the most part. I know that his grandparents recently visited him in LA and he was so busy he could only spend an hour or so with them.
No one believed he was my cousin until I showed them my dad’s high school senior photo where he looks identical to Zac.”
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“Matt McConaughey is my 2nd cousin. He acts normal with us but the bastard has yet to deliver me a Buick for the bully I beat up for him 38 years ago… Though he does always bring the best booze to the parties.”
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“Related to Kings of Leon through marriage, pretty cool group of guys. We have a family reunion every May and hang out and play horseshoes etc. just like everyone else.
It’s kind of funny because even here in my tiny little town they still act like they’re going to be bombarded by fans, but literally no one recognizes them.”
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“My sister’s best friend is Ryan Reynolds’ niece. She went to the wedding with Blake Lively. Ryan came to our school one time, A+ guy and he is still close to his family.”
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“My wife is a distant relative of Tom Hanks. It doesn’t affect her at all. It affects me because she reminds me of it every time he is mentioned on the TV.”
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“My husband is Jason Rubin creator of the video game Crash Bandicoot and the company Naughty Dog. I’m very proud of him he is a very kind person and also the smartest human I’ve ever met, also very funny. Sometimes people recognize him and that makes me very proud.”
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“Spouse is related to David Tennant. I did not know this until after we were married (spouse born in America). Not impacted life at all except I got to meet him during my first trip to London. Their family scored us tickets to Much Ado About Nothing and we saw David Tennant and Cathrine Tate after the show. Nothing bad to say about either of them; they were both lovely and effusive and Tennant gave us both a hug even though neither of us had ever met him before. Spouse had a brief chat about mutual acquaintances in the family and then we left.”
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“Related to Keanu Reeves. We have a Reeve’s Ohana gathering every year in Hawaii and he never comes. I don’t blame him at all, his dad was not a good father so I assume, besides being a busy actor, he doesn’t come because that burned the bridges with our family. My dad sometimes mentions Keanu when the reunions happen, about how he doesn’t visit. It’s not in a bitter way or anything, just sometimes the little cousins ask. I haven’t met all my family in Hawai’i yet cause I live in the mainland, but I do know at least a few people are salty about it. Other than that, my cousins look up to him and get excited when he’s in a movie. Even if the kids aren’t allowed to watch cause of violence they see a movie poster and look all awe-struck. So cute.”
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“My wife is childhood friends with the family of Viggo Mortensen. She got to hang out with him after he shot Lord of the Rings but before it was released. Said he was a very cool guy, extremely laid back, and fun to have a beer with. Her friend spent her childhood hanging out with him on summer vacations and has yet to have a bad thing to say about him.”
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“Apparently Janet Horne, the last witch to be executed in Britain is my 4th Great Grandmother. Only recently just found out after her name was scored out of the old family bible (tree), my 105 year old great grandmother was not allowed to talk about her when she was younger.”
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“My uncle is Hugh Laurie and at family events, you wouldn’t know he’s famous, my dad still abuses him (as a joke) the same as they did when kids.
I forget he’s famous until I have lunch with him in public.”
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“My grandfather was Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts (Charlie Brown). I don’t really know how it affected my family gatherings because my family hasn’t been together for a long time for other reasons. But I do know that for a few members of the family the comics are really important to them and they really pride themselves in their involvement with them.”
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“My first cousin on my father’s side is James Roday. He has always been the type of guy, even as a kid, we all knew he was going to be famous. He’s just always had that “it” factor, so when he became famous those of us in the immediate family just saw it as an end to the means. The only uncomfortable thing to happen at a family function was at my grandmother’s funeral. It was obviously a very emotional time, but my brother’s wife at the time didn’t see it as such and was taking any opportunity to snap as many selfies and candid “Look at me with Sean from Psych” photos as possible. He was very tactful about it though and graciously granted her as much as he could handle until my brother made her chill the fuck out. Jamie is a good dude, man. Definitely, one of the people in my life that I am most proud of because he earned every bit of fame and fortune he has received all the while staying an incredibly humble guy.”
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“My uncle is Peter Weller, AKA Robocop, every time we go out to dinner he tells these really cool stories about all the other famous people he has met and how he’s friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger and it’s really cool to listen to his stories for hours on end.”
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“Megan Fox is my first cousin once removed (her mother and my grandfather are brother and sister).
She’s six years older than me, so there are plenty of pictures of us playing together while growing up, but once she got to the point of puberty, she quickly shifted into modeling and moved from Tennessee to Florida to pursue it. She then got into movies and as you know, made it rather big.
The last time she was in town to visit was about twelve years ago. She came for Christmas and everything seemed normal until she whipped out the stack of headshots she had brought to sign for us to take back to our friends and such.
She did make it a point to call my grandfather when he had his heart attack back in 2014, so not all is lost in fame. The headshots thing was just a tad comical.”
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“I’m relatively closely related to JK Rowling, and to be honest it doesn’t affect family gatherings at all. Either people whisper about her from afar, or go up and have a conversation with her. Most people don’t make a big deal of it and she does the same and just chats to anyone that speaks to her. The biggest reaction I ever get is when someone finds out I’m related to her haha!”
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“My cousin is Dani Mathers, the playboy model who took that picture of the woman in the gym. We hate her.”
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“I’m related (distantly) to Elvis Presley. Went to the Presley family reunion years back. It was fucking stupid. Tried to get me to pay $20 for a plate of food. At a family reunion!
Edit: as I’ve said, traditionally family reunions in my area are a potluck-type deal where everyone brings food and a pay-per-plate idea would be absurd. We would have brought a dish, but were basically instructed not to and then surprised at the steep, per person, per plate price.”
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