Ryan Gosling, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion Are Distant Cousins: 18 Randomly Related Celebrities (GALLERY)

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Now that's one big family.

Tween heartthrob Justin Bieber is actually a distant cousin of fellow Canadian A-listers Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne, according to Ancestry.com [via The Associated Press].

Genealogists have discovered that the "Beauty and a Beat" singer and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed, and Bieber and Lavigne are 12th cousins.

As to his relations with Dion, the 18-year-old is the 10th cousin three times removed of the songstress, with links to her French ancestors Jacques Vezina and Marie Boisdon, who passed away in 1687.

But this surprising familial discover isn't to have shaken Hollywood.

Famous BFFs -- and Good Will Hunting co-stars -- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are actually are 10th cousins once removed, according to researchers.

Meanwhile, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and controversial crooner Madonna are related through their 10th great-grandfather, making them 11th cousins. After finding out about their family relations, it’s no wonder that they both know how to break it down on the dance floor.

Find out which celebrities are distantly related in the gallery above.

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    Tony Cardinal

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  • kris
    kris

    Wow, I didn't know that every famous Canadian is related. Seriously, who made this?

  • AlaBella
    AlaBella

    Technically, we're all distant cousins