Washington, October 12: Teen idol Justin Bieber is a distant cousin of movie star Ryan Gosling and singer Avril Lavigne, genealogists have found.
Their family link dates back to some of Quebec's earliest settlers 400 years ago, Ancestry.com said Thursday.
As if Bieber didn't have enough superstar genes, the Utah-based company also said he's a distant relative of singer Celine Dion.
"The great thing about family history is that you never know what you're going to find," CBS News quoted Michelle Ercanback, a researcher with Ancentry.com, as saying.
"It was a very pleasant surprise."
According to a family tree provided by the site, Justin Bieber and Ryan Gosling are 11th cousins once removed while Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne are 12th cousins.
They share common relatives Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire who were born in France in early 1600s and moved to Quebec after getting married in 1637.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber and Celine Dion are 10th cousins three times removed. They are connected through Jacques Vezina and Marie Boisdon. Like Roy and Bire, they were born in France in the early 1600s and then moved to Quebec where they died in 1687. (ANI)