How Robert Pattinson Is Related To A Real Vampire

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A group of genealogists claim that Twilight star Robert Pattinson is a distant relative to the original vampire: Dracula.

Okay, yes, it sounds a little far fetched, but it would explain why Rob is so good at playing a vampire on the big screen.

According to (via Huffington Post), Rob is actually a very distant relative of Vlad III the Impaler, the Transylvanian leader who is commonly known as "Dracula" and the inspiration behind the vampire myth in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Although the researchers who made the connection conceded that it was "difficult," they report that the link came from the 24-year-old actor's link with the British royal family. Apparently Prince William and Prince Harry are distant cousins of Rob and Dracula was their distant uncle. So, not only is Rob related to a "vampire" he is also related to royalty! Yeesh, could this guy get any more awesome?

Hey, but Rob isn't the only Twilight icon who is related to Dracula: author Stephenie Meyer is also a distant relative.

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  • jen

    Wow thats totally something to be proud of...Vlad III the Impaler was a a bastard who loved to kill people. Thats why dracular was based off him. Man, you people make it sound like Rob just got more awesome by being related to a murdered.

  • Br_girl

    WTF??????????? this site used to be better....

  • idc

    Vlad the impaler wasn't REALLY a vampire.He was just a king, who liked killing people....especially as revenge, so it makes sense that the royal family could be related to him(cos he was a king too, and at that time royalty married) and loads of people are related to the brtish family

  • idc

    there are a BUNCH of people who are related to the britsh royal family (for example:Skandar Keynes who is 97th in line), so that's kind of useless.Infact, for all we know, you are too. rEPRODUCTION AND STUFF LIKE THAT GIVES CRAZY TWISTS.

  • annabannana56

    Seriously....WTF CELEBUZZ??!?

  • thekristiana