Celebrities are just like us. If you pop their names into genealogy websites, you can uncover their connectionsâ€”to each other. Geni.com recently unearthed that Spike Lee and Brad Pitt are distant cousins. According the website, the Lee and Pitt clans crossed paths historically 12 generations ago.
Hereâ€™s the connection according to TMZ: â€śBradâ€™s â€śgreat-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfatherâ€ť was the brother of Spike’s â€śgreat-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmotherâ€ť.
The two are showbiz friends andÂ worked together on Leeâ€™s 2010 documentary, If the Levees Donâ€™t Rise, about Hurricane Katrinaâ€™s devastation of the Gulf Coast.Â In it, Spike praised Bradâ€™s humanitarian efforts and his Make It Right Foundation, which constructed homes in New Orleans, Louisiana for those misplaced by the storm.
For his efforts Spike called Pitt, a â€śgreat American.â€ť Well of course he is!Â Brad is his 12thÂ cousin!
The two were last seen together at the Oscars Governor’s Ball last Sunday. It is still not known if Lee and Pitt are aware ofÂ their connection.
Wouldn’t you like to go to that family reunion?