Christmas with the family - These stars are really related

  • Melissa McCarthy and Jenny McCarthy

  • The 'Gilmore Girls’ actress and the playmate couldn’t be more different. But the truth is that they are cousins.

  • Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel

  • The name gives you a clue: The 'New Girl’ actress and the 'Bones’ star are sisters.

  • Gwen Stefani and Daisy Lowe

  • The singer is the step-mother of model Daisy Lowe. She is the product of an affair by Gwen Stefani’s husband Gavin Rossdale.

  • Kate Middleton and Guy Ritchie

  • While the Duchess and Madonna’s ex-husband are not closely related, they are eighth degree cousins.

  • Brandy and Snoop Dogg

  • The R&B singer is a cousin of Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg.

  • Emma Roberts and Julia Roberts

  • The star of ‘American Horror Story’ is the niece of Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts.

  • Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn

  • It seems beauty can be inherited: Goldie Hawn is the mother of ‘Bride Wars’ star Kate Hudson.

  • Danny Masterson and Christopher Masterson

  • While Danny Masterson became famous with the sitcom ‘That ’70s Show’, his younger brother played a key role in ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ for several years.

  • Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage

  • While Jason Schwartzman has mainly featured in supporting roles thus far, his cousin Nicolas Cage is a Hollywood superstar.

  • Robin Thicke and Alan Thicke

  • Robin Thicke achieved star status in Europe with ‘Blurred Lines’, but his father is also famous. Alan Thicke is known especially for his role in the ’80s series ‘Growing Pains’ and his cameo appearances in ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

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    Even Hollywood features family ties that can still put a baffled look on your face.

    A successful Christmas not only includes presents and an abundantly decorated Christmas tree, but the traditional festive feast with the family is also an important part of it. Whether it’s your annoying little brother or your loud uncle from the far North – at Christmas, the hatchet is usually buried and, at least for this one day, the family enjoys a peaceful get-together.

    Christmas is not only celebrated this way by ordinary mortals, but also by many stars. The Kardashians’ home is just as much filled to the brim as that of the Hemsworth brothers. But some of the relationships of the stars will surprise many a fan. Only a few in the know are aware of the fact that the Duchess Kate Middleton and the director Guy Ritchie are distant relations. We have compiled the most interesting relationships of the stars for you.

    Tuesday, 24. December 2013