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Madonna, DeGeneres are distant cousins!

Pop diva Madonna and American talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres have more in common than blonde hair - the two are distant cousins with Canadian roots.

entertainment Updated: Apr 02, 2010 18:55 IST

MADONNAPop diva Madonna and American comedienne and talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres have more in common than blonde hair - the pair is distant cousins with Canadian roots, according to a genealogy website.

A genealogist for Ancestry.com has discovered that the Queen of Pop and the talk show host are related through a 10th great-grandfather - Martin Aucoin of France - whose daughters emigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada, in the early 1600s, reports contactmusic.com.

"It's not every day you discover two celebrity icons are related, but it's their similarities that make the connection so extraordinary. Madonna and Ellen were born the same year, have both written books and been on tour, and are known for their impressive dance moves," said an expert.

The singer and the funnywoman were both born in 1958.