by (@JordanRuntagh)

Rumors We Love: Lady Gaga and Madonna Are Related

We knew it. Lady Gaga has faced numerous accusations that her sound is so similar to music icon Madonna’s, but it might be out of her hands. A Boston-area genealogist is making claims that the two Queens of Fab actually share some (presumably sparkly glow-in-the-dark) blood. Suddenly it all makes sense.

Both Momma Monster and Momma Madge can trace their family history back to the Quebec region of Canada. “When I saw that Lady Gaga had French Canadian ancestry I thought there might be something there,” genealogist-to-the-stars Chris Child explained to the Boston Globe. “They are ninth-cousins once removed.” Apparently the two are both descendents from the same French immigrants who arrived in the area in the 1600s. Why did they leave France in the first place? Was it to avoid persecution for their outrageous boundary-pushing outfits? We like to believe it was.

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