According to MSN.com, Brad Pitt and Barack Obama are, in fact, related. After checking with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, facts were confirmed which prove the pair to be ninth cousins.
Obama and Pitt's connection dates back to the 1700’s with a man named Edwin Hickman, who we do not historically know much about. Research reports that Pitt and Obama are descendants of each of the two sons that Mr. Hickman had. And, again according to MSN, Brad is not the only member of the Pitt family with a political family connection. Angelina Jolie-Pitt is ninth cousins with Mrs. Hillary Clinton herself.
These family connections don’t necessarily sway the Pitt family votes, however. Angelina has been quoted commenting that she has not yet decided who she is going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. There’s no denying that the Pitt-Obama relation is going to cause quite a commotion, however.
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Brad Pitt, Barack Obama Are 9th Cousins
- By: Lindsey Erin HeimSep 9, 2008