Celeb Cousins

From Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker to Melissa and Jenny McCarthy

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

July 24, 2020

A cousin is a person belonging to the same extended family. These famous relatives prove that talent is in their bloodline. 

Brooke Shields and Glenn Close

The model’s great-grandmother is the sister of the actress’ maternal grandfather making the pair second cousins once removed.

Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy

The two actresses are first cousins. Melissa's dad Michael and Jenny's father Dan, are brothers.


Me, my sis and my cousin Melissa. 102 degrees at the zoo, not happy campers. #tbt

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Yara Shahidi and NAS

The Black-ish star and rapper are second cousins and Yara served as flower girl at his wedding to singer, Kelis.

Lenny Kravitz and Al Roker 

The rock star and weatherman are second cousins.


I wish my cousin, @lennykravitz would stop #photoshopping his head on my body. It’s not right

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Tom Cruise and William Mapother

Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, the Mission Impossible star is first cousins with William and their fathers are brothers.

Snoop Dogg, Ray J and Brandy

Siblings, Brandy and Ray J are first cousins with the rapper, Snoop Dogg

Gwyneth Paltrow and Katherine Moennig

The acting gene runs deep in this family. Moennig’s father is the brother of Blythe Danner, mother to Paltrow.

Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola and Jason Schwartzman

This talented trio are all first cousins.

Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick

Warwick’s cousin is the late singer, Whitney Houston, and her aunt is gospel-trained vocalist Cissy Houston.


Happy Birthday ???!

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