Talk about great family genes! Ancestry.com has found that Canadian superstars Justin Bieber, singer Avril Lavigne, and actor Ryan Gosling are distant cousins! Justin is a 12th cousin to Avril and an 11th cousin once removed to Ryan. The link dates back all the way to 400 years ago when some of the earliest settlers came to Quebec. Their common relatives are Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire who were born in the early 1600s in France, got married in 1637, and moved to Quebec.
They also found that Justin is a 10th cousin three times removed to singer Celine Dion! However, they can't say that this confirms there's some type of "superstar gene" -- but we beg to differ!
Do you think that genes had anything to do with Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne and Ryan Gosling's super-stardom?
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