National Cousins Day: 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.
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.
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.