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Celebrities We Didn’t Know Were Related

riThe entertainment world has massive influence on the world as it is, which makes it easy to perceive it as a huge world on its own with a more special set of citizens. However, it’s actually a lot smaller than most people think. As a matter of fact, many stars actually have more in common with their fellow celebrities than just large bank accounts—their often superior genes, for ones. Here are some of the most surprising connections in Hollywood today.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck – Distant cousins

All these time we all just assumed that actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are just really close friends that go a long way back when, as a matter of fact, they can claim an even deeper bond than that as they are distant cousins. They can both trace their lineage to a common ancestor—William Knowlton Jr., an English bricklayer in the 1600s. This makes them cousins of the 10th degree, which is quite a stretch, really.

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