After doing a search on ‘super legit’ Ancestry.com, Justin Bieber is claiming he’s related to the fellow Canadian celebs — and Avril Lavigne is here for it!
According to Justin Bieber, his family just got bigger! The 25-year-old pop star did a genealogy search on Ancestry.com, and discovered that, apparently, he’s related to fellow Canadians Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne. “I also just found out that I’m related to both Ryan gosling and Avril Lavigne this is the best day of my life..,” Justin posted on his Instagram Saturday, August 31. “it seems super legit it’s on ancestry.com.” The website claims to have “world’s largest collection of online records” — which is 20 billion.
Justin’s caption was attached to a screenshot of the detailed family tree, which explains that Ryan Gosling, 38, is Justin’s 11th cousin removed and Avril Lavigne, 34, is a 12th cousin removed. Both relations would be through Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette. According to Ancestry.com, Justin, Ryan and Avril all claim Mathurn Roy and Marguerite Biré as their 11th great grandparents. Interestingly, the trio all hail from the province of Ontario: Justin grew up near Toronto in Stratford, Ryan hails from the city of London, and Avril was born in the town of Belleville. While it’s unclear if Avril Lavigne knew about their familial connections prior, she enthusiastically responded “I’ll host Christmas dinner this year 🎅🏼” in a comment.
Given that Justin has had many life milestones, including marrying Hailey Baldwin, 22, last September, signing to a record label at only 13, and winning his first Grammy in 2016 — the discovery seems like an odd choice to dub the “best day” of his life. About a minute after posting the photo on Instagram, Justin also tweeted, “Today is a good day.” Perhaps some of the excitement comes from the fact Justin is a big fan of Ryan, recently writing “It’s about time we get another movie from the man, the legend Ryan Gosling,” in another Instagram post on August 18.
Justin’s longtime manager Scooter Braun seemed to agree with the family tree, commenting “I always saw a strong resemblance 😄.” The Drew House designer’s stylist Karla Welch, who also happens to be Canadian, chimed in, “I’m sure we are also related” — but JB’s discovery left most of his followers stumped. “why did the general public know this before you did, my guy?” one fan wrote, indicating that many Beliebers knew about the relations years ago due to public record. “We beliebers know this since 2011” and “i feel weird but am i the only who knew he was related to avril years ago” others commented. While Avril seems to be welcoming Justin with open arms, Ryan has yet to respond to Justin’s discovery — but perhaps they’ll make the invite list to his upcoming South Carolina wedding.