7 Celebs Who Are Related to U.S. Presidents
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
July 04, 2014
You think you're patriotic? These stars have red, white and blue in their blood. In honor of Independence Day, we've uncovered seven stars who are related to U.S. Presidents.
1. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks lent his voice for the Abraham Lincoln documentary Killing Lincoln, which is fitting since he's reportedly related to our 16th president.
2. Hugh Hefner
While their ideals might not lineup, the Playboy founder is reportedly related to George Bush.
3. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck, a staunch Democrat, is reportedly an 11th cousin to President Barack Obama.
Madge comes from a line of powerful American players, as she's reportedly related to the 10th POTUS, John Tyler.
5. Brad Pitt
While he might not be showing up at any family reunions, Brad Pitt is reportedly a distant relative to President Barack Obama.
6. Richard Gere
Richard Gere is reportedly tied to FDR and James Garfield.
7. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is reportedly related to President Franklin Pierce through family ties that trace back to King Henry I of England.