1. Monica & Ludacris
It’s family all day in the A. R&B singer Monica and rapper Ludacris are cousins because Monica’s mother is married to Luda’s uncle.
2. Stacey Dash & Dame Dash
Can you believe Stacey Dash and Dame Dash came from the same family? If you would’ve asked us 10 years ago, we would’ve said “yes,” but with her recent hosting position on Fox News, you almost forget that she was a part-time video vixen. These two celebrity cousins both grew up in NYC and made their way to Hollywood together. At the moment, these dashing cousins aren’t speaking to each other. So unfortunate.
3. Stephon Marbury & Sebastian Telfair
Ballin’ is in the bloodline. NBA players Stephon Marbury and Sebastian Telfair have had different paths playing professional basketball, but they still support each other. We can’t speak for Sebastian’s balling brother Jamel Thomas, though.
4. Fantasia Barrino & K-Ci And JoJo
Fantasia Barrino and R&B legends K-Ci and JoJo probably have the best family reunions. K-Ci and JoJo are the nephews of Perry Barrino, who’s also the uncle of Fantasia. Unfortunately, Fantasia and her famous cousins haven’t recorded any music together, but it’s sure to happen one day.
5. Taryn Manning & The Manning Brothers
“Orange Is The New Black” actress Taryn Manning probably gets the best seats at the Super Bowl. The Hollywood actress is the cousin of quarterback super stars Eli and Peyton Manning. Taryn’s father is the first cousin of Eli and Peyton’s father, making them second cousins.
6. Angela & Vanessa Simmons & Ming Lee Simmons
A family that enjoys hip-hop together, stays together. The Simmons family is basically hip-hop royalty. Music mogul Russell Simmons & his rapper brother Rev Run were the most notable family in hip-hop in the ’80s. Rev Run went on to have six kids, while Russell had two. Now, they’re leaving it to the second generation of kids to continue the legacy.
7. Vince Carter & Tracy McGrady
Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady are more than “Siamese twins,” they’re cousins. Well, distant cousins. It’s still unclear how these two NBA ballers are related, but whenever they get the chance, they let people know it’s family over everything.
8. Bill Bellamy & Shaquille O’Neil
New Jersey natives Bill Bellamy and Shaquille O’Neil are cousins. The actor and NBA legend’s parents are actually first cousins, making them second cousins.
9. B2k’s J-Boog & Marques Houston
All these years we thought Marques Houston and Omarion were cousins, but in real life, former B2k member J-Boog is Marques’ cousin. J-Boog’s government name is actually Jarell Damonte Houston.
10. Snoop Dogg & Brandy and Ray J
Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall during this family dinner? Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg is the first cousin of Ray J and Brandy.
11. Brooke Shields & Glenn Close
They may not be first cousins, but Glenn Close and Brooke Shields are definitely related. Brooke Shields’ great grandfather and Glenn Close’s grandmother are actually brother and sisters. So we guess this makes them third cousins?
12. Melissa McCarthy & Jenny McCarthy
Funny runs in the McCarthy family. Jenny McCarthy’s career in Hollywood took off in the early ’90s as the quintessential hot & fun actress. Little did we know, Jenny had an equally talented older cousin who was waiting for her chance at fame too. Melissa McCarthy gained instant fame for her role in “Bridesmaids” & “Mike & Molly.” Fun fact: Jenny gave Melissa her first role on her failed ’90s sitcom “Jenny.”
13. Katherine Moennig & Gwyneth Paltrow
This is a conscious “cousin-ing.” Actresses Katherine Moennig and Gwyneth Paltrow have more in common than good looks. They’re actually cousins. Wonder how they’re related? Katherine’s father is the half brother of Gwyneth’s mother Blythe Danner.
14. Blue Ivy & Julez
How lucky are these two to have each other? Blue Ivy is only the daughter of the best rapper alive and the queen of fierce, Jay Z and Beyonce. Her big cousin Julez is the son of Beyonce’s talented kid sister Solange. They may not be in high school yet, but best believe when they get older, Blue & Julez will be running the world.
15. North West & Penelope and Mason Disick
We’ve saved the best for last. North West, Penelope, and Mason Disick probably have the best sleepovers. Since this picture was taken, these three musketeers have welcomed another new member of the family – Reign Aston Disick. The new generation of Kardashians will definitely be a force to be reckoned with come 20 years from now.