How about a family reunion with both Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres? Turns out the pop star and newest American Idol judge are related — they’re eleventh cousins, according to researchers.
Family history experts traced the lineage of the two stars and found a common 10th great-grandfather — a Frenchman named Martin Aucoin. According to the geneology experts, in the early 1600s Aucoin’s daughters Jeanne and Michele left their native country of France to settle in Nova Scotia, which spawned the families that would trickle down to produce both of the celebrities.
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