5 Celebs Pairs You Probably Never Knew Shared The Same Families

By Melissa Snyte
 
  • 1. Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy

    Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy
  • 2. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

    Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid
  • 3. Liev Schreiber and Pablo Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber and Pablo Schreiber
  • 4. Jake Gylenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

    Jake Gylenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
  • 5. Snoop Dogg and Brandy

    Snoop Dogg and Brandy

Celebrity families are not new — the Jenner-Kardashian clan may have to take the lead of course, and then there are the much older ones such as Charlie and Martin Sheen, estranged father and daughter John Voight and Angelina Jolie, and the younger families of Will and Jada Smith whose son and daughter, Jaden and Willow, have made a name for themselves as well.

Why not? The networks to super-stardom are already there and the talent runs in the blood. Here are 5 celeb pairs you never suspected shared the same families however, and for sure, you’ll be surprised:

1. Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy

Ever suspected these women, both very smart, in fact, are cousins? Jenny McCarthy was one of the more well-known bombshells of Playboy during her time. She has posted sexy and all the way to nude. Later, she tried her luck in hosting and did well doing so. On top of that, she is also an author but, she has been strongly publicly criticized for her anti-vaccine stance.

Melissa, on the other hand, is one of the most admired comedians today, having won several nominations for her roles and finally a Golden Globe Best Actress Award for “Spy”. Like Jenny, Melissa is also a multi-tasker, having founded her own production company and also a well-loved plus-sized fashion designer.

2. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

They’re best friends, everyone knows that but, what most of their fans don’t know is that the two once shared the same families. The ex-step-siblings shared the same family at one point, with Gigi’s mom, Yolanda, having been married to Linda Thompson who, in turn, became the wife of Caitlyn Jenner who was once married to Kendall’s mom, Kris. Get it?

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3. Liev Schreiber and Pablo Schreiber

Liev Schreiber and Pablo Schreiber

Women love them both, they’re both good actors, and they’re half-brothers. Liev has amassed a following for his good action and thriller packed performances in films such as “Salt,” “The Sum of All Fears,” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Pablo, on the other hand, is best remembered for his role in “Orange is the New Black.” Pablo also played the unforgettable lead character in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”.

4. Jake Gylenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

Jake Gylenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

The two became brothers-in-law in 2009 when Peter married Jake’s sister, Maggie. Jake and Peter have shared the big screen in the “Jarhead” which was released in 2005.

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5. Snoop Dogg and Brandy

Snoop Dogg and Brandy

They’re both award winning singers, and as it turns out, talent, music, rhythm and blues run in these first cousins’ veins as well. Both have been multitasking in the music scene, moving back and forth as singers, songwriters and record label producers – all for the love of music.

Conclusion

It’s always a welcome trivia to know how much genes are playing a major role in making the most admired celebrities who they are on and off screen.

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Melissa Snyte

Melissa Snyte has been part of TheBeautyInsiders for over 6 years. She hold a degree MA( English) from Oxford University. She found her love with beauty industry and began contributing her ideas in this filed. She also holds BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance. In her free time she enjoys painting and doing gardening.