So, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Ryan Gosling have something in common, but music isn’t the answer you’re looking for. According to Ancestry.com, Justin Bieber, Avril Lagine and Ryan Gosling are all related.
Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne are among the most popular Canadian artists. But the exciting stuff lays in a research by Ancestry.com that proved two things. One is that Canadians have a thing for success in the entertainment industry and second is that Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Ryan Gosling have in common some ancestors. These three celebrities are related.
Obviously, explaining how Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Ryan Gosling are related will be just as confusing as your mom explaining the family ties to some cousin you have never heard off. According to Ancestry.com, the three stars share a common family connection that is as old as Quebec’s founders.
Some 400 years ago, when the first settlers were making a home in Quebec, Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Biré had two children Marie-Catherine Roy and Marguerite Roy. This 400-year family connection is what Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Ryan Gosling have in common.
Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling are 11th cousins removed, whereas the “Boyfriend” singer and Avril Lavigne are 12th cousins. And there’s one other celebrity name that pops in this family tree: Celine Dion. Justin Bieber and Celine Dion are 10th cousins three times removed. Talk about one big family.
“The great thing about family history is that you never know what you’re going to find” said Michelle Ercanback with Ancestry.com . “It was a very pleasant surprise” Ancestry.com’s expert said about the discovery that Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne are related.
“Discoveries like this are rare, so the fact that some of Canada’s top entertainment industry stars are all related is especially fascinating” genealogist Lesley Anderson gushed about Justin Bieber being related to Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion and Avril Lavigne.
“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” Lesley Anderson added.