Justin Bieber is Ryan Gosling’s cousin

According to Ancestry.com, pop singer Justin Bieber is distant cousins with Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion.  In fact, their heritage goes back 400 years ago to Quebec’s earliest settlers, who were relatives of these well-known celebrities. Gosling and Bieber are 11th cousins once removed whereas Bieber and Lavigne are 12th cousins, according to the website. Dion and Bieber on the other hand, are 10th cousins three times removed. Michelle Ercanback, a researcher from Ancentry.com told Associated Press, “The great thing about family history is that you never know what you’re going to find.” Lesley Anderson, an expert in genealogy stated that finding these relations is “fascinating” and is especially “rare.” She said: “There’s something special about discovering a shared connection, and to be able to go so far back in history to do so is one of the most satisfying aspects of family history research.” ~ Luxy Hariharan

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  1. MovieGoer • October 12, 2012 @ 5:14 PM

    And if you go back far enough, we’re all related to the amniote that crawled out of the ocean millions of years ago! Yeah! The Biebs is my distant cousin too!

  2. Ray • October 12, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

    This is an interesting find. Just goes to show you that we are all related to each other in some form or another. That’s the beauty of genetics.

  3. Chris • October 12, 2012 @ 7:12 PM

    So I guess Canadian talent comes from the same genetic pool. Where does that leave the rest of us?

  4. Jessica • October 12, 2012 @ 7:13 PM

    Even more reason to love the biebs. Bieber fever 4eva.

  5. Martha • October 12, 2012 @ 8:49 PM

    I really think this is all a cheap publicity stunt by Ancestry.ca, just to get more customers to use their program. How low do you have to go?

  6. sickofthis • October 12, 2012 @ 8:52 PM

    @MovieGoer, just thinking about being related to “the biebs” gives me goosebumps.

  7. mmaking • October 12, 2012 @ 8:56 PM

    why is this even news? More honey boo-boo next time. I am kidding.

  8. AgentSmith • October 12, 2012 @ 9:00 PM

    I think I just puked in my mouth. Long live the good old days when you just cared about being related to your family.

  9. TrAcY • October 12, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

    Now you know where the biebs gets his good looks ===> Ryan Gosling OMG 🙂

  10. Snepts • October 13, 2012 @ 6:11 AM

    I don’t think Ryan Gosling would want the world to know he’s related to ANY of those people.

  11. Steph • October 13, 2012 @ 10:59 PM

    OMG I just wasted 15 seconds of my life reading this useless article. What has my life become? I guess I’m just bored. Why do people give a shit about celebs still?

  12. mitch • October 14, 2012 @ 12:21 AM

    Maybe Avril and Juti will move to Alabama and getmarried.

  13. C-Dub • October 15, 2012 @ 4:36 PM

    Who cares. And yeah this is to boost Ancestry.ca
    We are all related somehow.

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