What do Ellen and Madonna have in common? Well according to Ancestry.ca, the two superstars are not only related, they are also CANADIAN!!!!

According to the press release, family history experts at Ancestry uncovered that the two entertainment giants are related through a common 10th great-grandfather – a Frenchman named Martin Aucoin. In the early 1600s, Aucoin’s daughters Jeanne and Michele left their native country of France to settle in Nova Scotia, where both Madonna and Ellen’s families remained for several generations.

It makes no mention of when the families stopped using their last names.

DeGeneres’s family left Canada in the late 1700s when her 5th great-grandfather Joseph Martin relocated to Louisiana. It wasn’t until the late 1870s that Madonna’s 2nd great-grandmother Emilie Daniel left Quebec and crossed the “Borderline” to Michigan, where the singer herself calls home.

Now that Ellen and Madonna know that they are related, how excited are you for their first Christmas together. To be a sexually-confused fly on that wall……

I actually did my own consultation with Ancestry.ca last week and will be sharing with you what I found out really, really soon! Sadly, my suspicions that I’m secretly related to Mandy Moore have been proven to be false. Stay tuned!

Mike Morrison