justin bieber ryan gosling cousins related getty Justin Bieber is distant cousin of Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion and Avril LavigneJustin Bieber has been in the news a lot lately — possibly playing beer pong, swatting prank, stolen computer. But now he’s making headlines for a much more fun reason.

Genealogists at Ancestry.com tell the AP that they’ve discovered Bieber is a distant cousin of actor Ryan Gosling and singer Avril Lavigne via a couple from the 1600s. The site also says Bieber is a distant cousin of Celine Dion.

The genealogists say Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed, and Bieber and Lavigne are 12th cousins. Their common relatives are Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire, both of whom were born in France and married in 1637, then immigrated to Quebec.

Bieber and Dion are 10th cousins three times removed, linked through French couple Jacques Vezina and Marie Boisdon.

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