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Madonna & Ellen DeGeneres Are Distant Canadian Cousins

4/1/2010 9:25am EDT

MadonnaMadonna and 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 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 immigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada in the early 1600s.

The expert tells the New York Daily News, "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."

The Material Girl and the funnywoman were both born in 1958.

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