Compared to Hillary Duff and Queen Elizabeth II’s distant connection, Angelia Jolie and Hillary Clinton’s relation is much closer. As it turns out, the two are 9th cousins, twice removed through a common relative they share who happens to be Jean Cusson of St. Sulpice, Quebec (via Reuters). But Jolie isn’t the only celebrity that Clinton is related to. She also happens to be 9th cousins with Madonna through Pierre Gagne of Quebec, as well as Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, author Jack Kerouac, and Prince Charle’s wife Camilla Parker Bowles.
Jolie’s ex-husband Brad Pitt also happens to be related to a former President — Barack Obama. The pair are ninth cousins, per The Guardian, via a common ancestor called Edwin Hickman who was a sheriff in Virginia. Obama is a direct descendant of Hickman’s son James, while Pitt is related through Hickman’s other son, Edwin. Jr. As genealogist Christopher Child notes, “If people have ancestors in a common part of the country they will be more likely to find connections — in Obama’s and Pitt’s in the south.”