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Turns Out, Matthew Perry And Courteney Cox From ‘Friends’ Are Actually Cousins

You may know Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox, the two best friends, then lovers who turn into husband and wife from the show hit show ‘Friends’. 

As it turns out, the two co-stars are not just friends, they’r related. 

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Ancestry experts who told CNN, say that both Perry and Cox are distant cousins, in fact they are 11th cousins! 

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Researchers at the online genealogy website MyHeritage have recently found that the two share distant relatives who go by the names of William Osbern Haskell III and Ellen Haskell. 

The two relatives were also married and lived in England around 500 years ago, the company told CNN.

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Ellen Haskell’s sons emigrated from England to America while one son is a direct ancestor of Courteney, and the other is to Matthew. 

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The connection was made through Courteney Cox’s mother and Matthew Perry’s father. 

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“We went into this line very deeply, we checked every name. We found a lot of records that support it, and we have confidence that they are related,” Roi Mandel, the head of research at MyHeritage, told CNN.

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“This is not such a surprise. It makes sense that when you go so many generations back, the chances of people being connected are higher,” Mandel explained. 

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In fact, it looks like the two actors also have a distant connection with Lady Gaga, who knew! 

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