In strange genetic news, 75 per cent of Canada’s most irritating celebrities, as well as the rather likable Ryan Gosling, can be traced back to two common ancestors. According Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion and His Gosness are all decendents of settlers Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire, who came to Quebec from France in the mid 1600s. Via Yahoo!:
What they say they found was that Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed, and Bieber and Lavigne are 12th cousins. They share common relatives Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire, the researchers said. Both were born in France in the early 1600s, married in 1637, and moved to Quebec, where Roy worked as a master mason.
The genealogists also said Bieber and Dion are 10th cousins three times removed because they’re linked to French couple Jacques Vezina and Marie Boisdon, who were born in the early 1600s. They moved to Quebec, where they died in 1687.
Chad Kroeger, meanwhile, has managed to be famous and shitty with no genetic assistance at all.