Hillary, Meet Your New Cousins: Angelina and Madonna

11/02/2007 at 10:00 AM EDT

Hillary, Meet Your New Cousins: Angelina and Madonna
From left: Madonna, Clinton, Jolie
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Family gatherings in Chappaqua may be a bit more glamorous than usual this holiday season, as Hillary Rodham Clinton has discovered she is related – albeit distantly – to Angelina Jolie and Madonna.

Washington genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner uncovered the ties, reports The Washington Post's Reliable Source column.

It turns out the Democratic presidential candidate, 60, and the Material Girl, 49, are 10th cousins. They share the same great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents – 17th-century French ancestors who moved to Quebec and then came south.

The former First Lady can also count Jolie, 32, as a ninth cousin, twice removed.

If Clinton plans on inviting all her newly discovered cousins to Thanksgiving, she may need a bigger dinner table. According to Reitwiesner, Clinton is also distantly related to Camilla Parker-Bowles, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. – Tim Nudd

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