Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and Ryan Gosling discover that they’re all related
Three of Canada's biggest names - Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and Ryan Gosling - have all discovered that they're related.
The revelation was made by Bieber who, while exploring his roots on Ancestry.com, discovered that the three share more than just their Canadian nationality. He shared a screenshot which showed that he and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed, and Lavigne is his 12th cousin.
Reacting to the revelation, Bieber wrote: "This is the best day of my life. It seems super legit."
Lavigne responded to the news by writing: "I'll host Christmas dinner this year."
Gosling, on the other hand, has yet to comment on the revelation. (Awks...)
Explaining the relations in greater detail, Exclaim revealed: "Bieber's 11th great-grandparents are Gosling's 10th great-grandparents, with Lavigne's slightly more immediate family branching off from Bieber’s third cousin nine times removed."
Beiber and Lavigne even came face-to-face eight years ago when she presented her cousin with an award:
This isn't the only celebrity relation revealed by the website, either. Ancestry.com also found that Lavigne is related to the Canadian Dion family, but sadly, not Celine herself.
Beiber hit the headlines for a much more disturbing reason this week when he admitted that he turned to hard drugs to cope with the pressures of fame.
This was a continuation of the singer's decision to be more open about his struggles with his fans. Back in March, he said his priority wasn't music but "repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have."
This doesn't mean he's not got new music in the pipeline, however, and he has promised his fans that it's on its way.
Meanwhile, Lavigne has also got new music to her name, releasing her most recent album 'Head Above Water' this year, which was described by NME as "not her most banging album, but it is a deeply honest one that sounds a lot like growing up gracefully."